August 27, 2017 to September 1, 2017
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HIJING++ a New Generation of Hadron Interaction Generator for the Future's Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions at High-energies

Aug 29, 2017, 11:00 AM


Heavy ions Heavy ions


Gergely Gabor Barnafoldi (Wigner RCP Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU))


In the high-energy heavy-ion physics community the FORTRAN based HIJING Heavy Ion Jet Interaction Generator code is commonly used, originally developed by Xin-Nian Wang and Miklos Gyulassy [1] -- more than 2 decades ago. Although it was intended to describe the heavy-ion collisions occurring at RHIC energies, it has still many applications with todays higher collision energies. However, the technological advancement nowadays makes it clear that the upgrade of the code is getting more and more important. The Budapest--Berkeley--Wuhan collaboration has already started this key development task.

The new, C++ based and soon-to-be-published HIJING++ that we introduce will be the successor of the original HIJING[2]. It will be a state-of-the art Monte Carlo code with all of the capabilities of the original event generator and much more. It is designed to be future-proof in the sense of computer hardware and software as well.

In this talk we present the current state of the development and give an outlook of the forthcoming physics and computing features. We also present our first predictions for hadron production at the 8.16 TeV c.m. energy in p+Pb collisions [3].

[1] Wang, X-N.; Gyulassy, M. HIJING 1.0: A Monte Carlo Program for Parton and Particle Production in High Energy Hadronic and Nuclear Collisions. Comput.Phys.Commun. 1994, 83(307).

[2] Barnaföldi, G.G.; Bíró, G.; Gyulassy, M.; Haranozó, Sz.M.; Lévai, P.; Ma G.; Papp, G.; Wang, X-N.; Zhang, B-W. First Results with HIJING++ in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions. 2017, arXiv:1701.08496

[3] Albacete et al, Predicstions for p+Pb Collisions at \sqrt{s_{nn}}=8.16 TeV Submitted to Nucl Phys B.

Primary authors

Gergely Gabor Barnafoldi (Wigner RCP Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Gabor Biro (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Peter Levai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Miklos Gyulassy (Columbia University) Xin-Nian Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US)) Gábor Papp (Eötvös University) Guoyang Ma (I) Ben-Wei Zhang (Central China Normal University) Szilveszter Miklos Harangozo (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU))

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