How to blast a detector? Utilizing Geant4 and Pythia to investigate the effectiveness of the hpDIRC system at the ePIC detector

Dr. Santiago D. Solares
Professor, St. Albert the Great Chair in Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Catholic University of America

Wed, January 24, 2024 - 4:00 PM

gk.jpgThe Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) heralds a new era in particle colliders, empowering nuclear physicists to delve into the fundamental nature of matter. This innovative collider will propel high-energy electron and proton/nuclei beam collisions. By analyzing post-collision particles through cutting-edge detectors, we will indirectly unveil 3D images of quarks and gluons within protons and ions. The development of highly intricate detectors, integrating various technologies, is imperative for generating these 3D representations. In this intricate system, the high-performance DIRC (hpDIRC) detector plays a pivotal role in identifying charged particles to achieve our physics objectives.
To ensure the success of hpDIRC, it must operate with unprecedented performance, necessitating detailed studies before construction. This presentation will showcase recent investigations employing the Geant4 simulation package and integrated Pythia physics event generator to comprehensively understand and enhance the capabilities of hpDIRC.

Refreshments served at 3:45 PM

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