Oct 8 – 12, 2018
Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

AugerPrime implementation in the Offline simulation and reconstruction framework

Oct 10, 2018, 10:48 AM
Main Hall (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie)

Main Hall

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie

Chimie Paris Tech


David Schmidt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


The Pierre Auger Observatory is currently upgrading its surface detector array by placing a 3.84 square meter scintillator on top of each of the existing 1660 water-Cherenkov detectors. The differing responses of the two detectors allow for the disentanglement of the muonic and electromagnetic components of extensive air showers, which ultimately facilitates reconstruction of the mass composition of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays on an event-by-event basis. Simulations of the scintillator surface detector enable both an assessment of proposed reconstruction algorithms and the interpretation of real shower measurements. The design and implementation of these simulations within a Geant4-based module inside Auger's software framework (Offline) are presented in addition to the tuning of these simulations to detector response measurements performed using a centimeter precision muon telescope. Augmentations of the Offline framework in order to accommodate the large-scale detector upgrade are also presented.

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David Schmidt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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