Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., September 11, 2014, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Geant4 and Beyond for Multi-Disciplinary Simulation

Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Sezione di Genova, Genova, Italy
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

Geant4 is a toolkit for the simulation of particle interactions with matter. Although its development was originally motivated by large scale, high energy experiments at the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider), Geant4 is currently used in a wide variety of experimental environments: its reference paper is the most cited publication in Thomson-Reuter’s “Nuclear Science and Technology” category.

This talk presents an overview of Geant4 simulation capabilities and recent developments, with special emphasis on the ongoing effort of its physics validation and uncertainty quantification.

Finally, this presentation highlights the challenges to current simulation tools deriving from next generation of particle physics experiments, novel detector R&D and computing hardware evolution. New projects that are taking shape to address the simulation requirements of future experiments are discussed.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-4779