Simulation for Tracking Elementary Particles

Manager: Xiaohe Shen


Learning Objectives: simulations, C++, Monte Carlo algorithms, high energy physics

Simulation is a crucial component of physics research. It provides important information for the behavior of the object of the researcher’s interest. The design of the experiments and the interpretation of the experimental data heavily relies on the accuracy of the simulation results. It is important to not only know how to choose the most ideal simulation model, but also to ensure that the models are producing valid results. In this project, we are going to explore the world of elementary particles from a theoretical perspective by learning some basic programming skills, running simulations using different models, and comparing our results with experimental or analytical ones.