Sep 2 – 9, 2007
Victoria, Canada
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Simulation and event reconstruction inside the PandaRoot frameworks.

Sep 5, 2007, 3:40 PM
Carson Hall A (Victoria, Canada)

Carson Hall A

Victoria, Canada

oral presentation Event Processing Event processing


Dr Stefano Spataro (II Physikalisches Institut, Universität Giessen (Germany))


The PANDA detector will be located at the future GSI accelerator FAIR. Its primary objective is the investigation of strong interaction with anti-proton beams, in the range up to 15 GeV/c as momentum of the incoming anti-proton. The PANDA offline simulation framework is called “PandaRoot”, as it is based upon the ROOT 5.12 package. It is characterized by a high versatility; it allows to perform simulation and analysis, to run different event generators (EvtGen, Pluto, UrQmd), different transport models (Geant3, Geant4, Fluka) with the same code, thus to compare the results simply by changing few macro lines without recompiling at all. Moreover auto-configuration scripts allow installing the full framework easily in different Linux distributions and with different compilers (the framework was installed and tested in more than 10 Linux platforms) without further manipulation. The final data are in a tree format, easily accessible and readable through simple clicks on the root browsers. The presentation will report on the actual status of the computing development inside the PandaRoot framework, in terms of detector implementation and event reconstruction.


The PandaRoot framework is part of the FairRoot project, a common framework
for the future FAIR experiments, such as CBM, Panda and HADES upgrade.
The talk will explain the general structure of the framework, the several event
generators implemented, the possibility to use Geant3 and Geant4 at the same
time, thus to compare results (which are substantially different in the case of
EM showers), the implemented detectors via the geometry visualization tool,
and the reconstruction status (cluster finding in the em calorimeter, pattern
recognizion and global tracking by using a Kalmann filter and the GEANE track

Submitted on behalf of Collaboration (ex, BaBar, ATLAS) Panda

Primary author

Dr Stefano Spataro (II Physikalisches Institut, Universität Giessen (Germany))

Presentation materials