14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

CORSIKA Modifications for Faster Background Generation

15 Sep 2015, 17:46
Aula Rasetti, second floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Rasetti, second floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Kyle Jero (University of Wisconsin - Madison)


CORSIKA is a simulation program for extensive air showers initiated by high energy cosmic particles. These air showers create the majority of the muons and neutrinos that neutrino telescopes detect and are considered a background signature in searches for astrophysical neutrinos. This contribution will discuss changes to CORSIKA which allow for faster high energy background simulation. The theory, implementation, application, and performance of these modifications will be presented.

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Kyle Jero (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

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