GDR Neutrino - Working Group 5

 
 

The typical chain for a correct description of a neutrino experiment is:

 

Neutrino Oscillations

Neutrino source description
Neutrino interaction description
Particle transport and interactions
Detector response description
Final
 analysis

The status of the different steps is summarized in the following scheme:

Neutrino source description
Neutrino interaction description
Particle transport and interactions
Detector response description
Final analysis
Codes for fluxes from natural sources. 
Fast simulation codes for neutrino beams    (e.g. NuFast, or jnubeam)
Some codes are private to collaborations.
Cross sections and neutrino interaction generators. Many available such as GENIE or Nuance.
Sometimes the installation and use is quite demanding.
Interaction of produced particle in the detector done by GEANT or FLUKA.
Some processes are not well described and  collaborations have private version.
Detailed description of electronic response, scintillation, etc.
Typically private and properties of collaborations.
Use of the recorded information for sensitivity studies. Some codes available such as GLoBES.
Easy to use but it’s easy to get wrong answers (user fault...).

Soon some codes such as GENIE or GLoBES is available at CC Lyon for the whole neutrino community.

Click here for more details on the GDR dedicated space at the CC.

STEP

DESCRIPTION

WEAKNESS