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Incubator Projects

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Incubator projects are in-house development activities or community development efforts led by the GENIE WG Coordinators and overseen by the GENIE board. An incubator project is the unique route for any physics or software development into any of the GENIE suite products (Generator, Comparisons, Tuning).

This page serves the purpose of informing the community for the scope and breadth of the GENIE development programme. Community members that have a wish to contribute to GENIE and identify the need for a new project are strongly encouraged to contact the GENIE WG Coordinators who, upon fully defining the scope and specification, can launch new incubator projects.

Currently in incubation: 23 projects

Project: smith_moniz
Description: Develop an implementation of the Smith-Moniz nuclear model
Developers: Igor Kakorin (Dubna), Steve Dytman (Pittsburgh)
Reporting: NPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: professor_genie
Description: Develop a GENIE / Professor interface and exercise it for a new generation of GENIE tunes (v4).
Developers: Anselmo Meregaglia (CNRS), Holger Schulz (Durham/IPPP), Andy Buckley (Glasgow), Costas Andreopoulos, Rhiannon Jones, Marco Roda, Steve Dennis (Liverpool).
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v4.0.0, GENIE/Tuning v1.0.0, GENIE/Comparisons v1.2.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: tune_CC0pi
Description: Develop a global fit to CC0pi data using the new GENIE / Professor interface. Use the global fit to estimate best-fit values and correlations for several `signal' and `bkg' model parameters, as well as nuclear and FSI model parameters. Consider all comprehensive model configurations supported in GENIE v3, and several weighting schemes for the world CC0pi data. Produce CCQE parameter estimates that are marginalised over non-CCQE parameters impacting the CC0pi predictions, consider various constraints on non-CCQE parameters and explore possibilities for a joint CC0pi + CC1pi fit.
Developers: Anselmo Meregaglia (CNRS), Holger Schulz (Durham/IPPP), Andy Buckley (Glasgow), Costas Andreopoulos, Rhiannon Jones, Marco Roda, Steve Dennis (Liverpool).
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v4.0.0, GENIE/Tuning v1.1.0, GENIE/Comparisons v1.3.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: tune_CCpi
Description: Develop a global fit to exclusive CCpi data using the new GENIE / Professor interface. Use the global fit to estimate best-fit values and correlations for several `signal' and `bkg' model parameters, as well as nuclear and FSI model parameters. Consider all comprehensive model configurations supported in GENIE v3, and several weighting schemes for the world CCpi data. Produce CC resonance and non-resonance bkg parameter estimates that are marginalised over other parameters impacting the CCpi predictions. Consider various constraints from CC inclusive data and explore possibilities for a joint CC0pi + CCpi + CC inclusive fit.
Developers: Anselmo Meregaglia (CNRS), Holger Schulz (Durham/IPPP), Andy Buckley (Glasgow), Costas Andreopoulos, Rhiannon Jones, Marco Roda, Steve Dennis (Liverpool).
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v4.0.0, GENIE/Tuning v1.2.0, GENIE/Comparisons v1.4.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_minerva
Description: Implement GENIE / MINERvA data comparisons in the new GENIE Comparisons/Tuning frameworks. The following data releases will be implemented: PRL 111 (2013) 022502; PRL 111 (2013) 022501; PRL 112 (2014) 231801; PRL 113 (2014) 261802; PRD 92 (2015) 092008; PRD 91 (2015) 071301; PLB 749 (2015) 130-136
Developers: Julia Yarba (Fermilab), Gabe Perdue (Fermilab)
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_intg_nuxsec_upgrade
Description: Fully integrate the existing bubble-chamber cross-section comparisons into the new framework to allow a global fit to neutrino cross-section data.
Developers: Marco Roda (Liverpool), Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_data_representation
Description: Implementation of a new `data representation model' (DRM) for the Comparisons product, aiming to simplify and unify the treatment of a diverse set of data formats, provide a common infrastructure for statistical analysis, and allow correlations between different measurements to be included in the GENIE global fit to neutrino scattering data.
Developers: Marco Roda (Liverpool)
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: tune_deployment_infrastructure
Description: Develop the necessary GENIE configuration system infrastructure to support deployment of multiple compherensive tunes.
Developers:
Reporting: TCWG/STWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_hadronization_upgrade
Description: Move the existing GENIE hadronization data/MC comparisons into the new GENIE/Comparisons framework, to allow a fit to hadronization data exploiting the new Professor/GENIE interface.
Developers: C.Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL) +++?
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Comparisons v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: hadronization_data_fit
Description: Exploit the new Professor/GENIE interface to develop GENIE fits to hadronization data. Provide improved hadronization model tunes, and model parameter uncertainties / correlations.
Developers: C.Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL) +++?
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Comparisons v?, GENIE/Tuning v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: hadronization_retune_empirical
Description: A GENIE hadronization model retune using empirical event weighting schemes to improve data/MC agreement.
Developers: C.Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: STWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: refactorize_hadronization_and_decay
Description: A substantial code refactorization, excising TMCParticle from the interfaces and converting the hadronization and particle decay algorithms to the GENIE `event record visitor' interface. This is a mandatory refactorization, paving the way to switch from PYTHIA6 to PYTHIA8.
Developers:
Reporting: TCWG / PPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.2?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: hadronization_pythia8
Description: Integrate PYTHIA8 into GENIE
Developers: Teppei Katori (QMUL), Shivesh Mandalia (QMUL)
Reporting: TCWG / PPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: generator_package_reorganization
Description: A large scale package re-organization in the GENIE/Generator to bring some some sanity following exposive increase in code commits during that last couple of years. Create new top level `Physics', `Framework' and `Tools' packages to organize functionally all other packages. Within Physics, organization of all code shall allways be per process type. Within each package corresponding to a given process, `EG' and `XS' sub-packages will separate the event generation from cross-section calculation (and other associated) code.
Developers:
Reporting: TCWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.2
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: spectral_func_uk
Description: Spectral function implementation, UK version.
Developers: Andy Furmanski (Manchester)
Reporting: NPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: spectral_func_vt
Description: Spectral function implementation, VT version.
Developers: Mindy Jen (VT)
Reporting: NPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation:

Project: nuwro_interface
Description: A GENIE interface to the NuWro generator.
Developers: Dan Cherdack (CSU)
Reporting: TWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation:

Project: sf_interface
Description: Build a generic structure function interface for DIS calculations, where GENIE reads in pre-calculated structure function values.
Developers: Tom Stainer (Liverpool), Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL), Roberto Petti (South Carolina), Hugh Gallagher (Tufts)
Reporting: PPWG.
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: nc_onegamma
Description: Improve modeling of NC1γ production in GENIE.
Developers: Teppei Katori (QMUL), Pierre Lasorak (QMUL)
Reporting: PPWG.
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: dis_reeval
Description: Re-evaluate the DIS model for use by experiments with Enu > 100 GeV. Attempt to develop a fully comprehensive DIS model that can describe DIS processes from TeV to few-GeV.
Developers: Jacob Morrison, Joshua Hignight, Kendall Mahn (MSU)
Reporting: PPWG.
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: Geant4-GENIE hadronic interfaces
Description: Develop a new class in Geant4 to expose portions of the hadronic model to compute nuclear evaporation and de-excitation. Build and link GENIE to versions of Geant4 that expose this API. Make modifications to a new version of hN INTRANUKE to take advantage of this API along with other computations in hN INTRANUKE to produce more realistic and detailed final state information for a detector simulation, including physically reasonable and plausible definitions of the nuclear remnant. Allow coupling between hN INTRANUKE and the remnant state computation, and target only one Geant4 evaporation / de-excitation model for the "Minium Viable Product." Re-factoring hN INTRANUKE and expanding to multiple Geant4 models is a project for the next incubator iteration.
Incubation manageer: Gabe Perdue (Fermilab)
Developers: Dennis Wright (SLAC), Makoto Asai (SLAC), Robert Hatcher (Fermilab), Steve Dytman (Pittsburgh)
Reporting: NPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v?
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: lhapdfv6
Description: Integrate GENIE with LHAPDF6 and eliminate the optional LHAPDF5 dependency
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: PPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: martini_mec
Description: A GENIE implementation of the M. Martini, M. Ericson, G. Chanfray, J. Marteau MEC model.
Developers: Sara Bolognesi (CEA Saclay)
Reporting: NPWG
Target release: GENIE/Generator v3.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Graduated from incubation (since Jan 1st, 2015): 24 projects
Project: K+_fsi
Description: Improvement on treatment of K+ FSI. Add new data and K+ n -> K0 p process. Handle K+ NN -> K+ NN better.
Developers: Flor Blaszcyk (Boston)
Reporting: NPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: qel_hyperon
Description: Add QEL Hyperon production
Developers: Hugh Gallagher (Tufts), John Poage (Tufts)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: lar_coherent
Description: Add the Luis Alvarez-Ruso microscopic coherent model (Phys.Rev. C75 (2007) 055501, Phys.Rev. C80 (2009) 019906) in GENIE.
Developers: Steve Boyd (Warwick), Steve Dennis (Warwick), Dan Scully (Warwick)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: berger_sehgal_coherent
Description: Add the Berger-Sehgal coherent meson production model (Phys.Rev. D79 (2009) 053003) in GENIE.
Developers: Gabe Perdue (Fermilab), Hugh Gallagher (Tufts)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: reweight_io
Description: Reweighting I/O infrastructure.
Developers: Julia Yarba (FNAL)
Reporting: TWG / STWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: z_expansion
Description: Add R.Hill's z-expansion of the QE axial form factor and include associated event reweighting.
Developers: Aaron Meyer (Chicago)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: n_nbar
Description: A module for-n nbar oscillation simulation.
Developers: Georgia Karagiorgi (Manchester), Jeremy Hewes (Manchester)
Reporting: TWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation:

Project: ndec_channel_additions
Description: An upgrade all GENIE's nucleon decay tool to include all 2-body and 3-body decay channels listed in PDG and adoption of PDG decay mode numbering scheme. All decays implemented as phase space decays decays at the moment.
Developers: Michel Sorel (IFIC), Elena Gramellini (Yale), Jennifer Raaf (Fermilab).
Reporting: TCWG.
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: oset_cascade
Description: A GENIE implementation of the Oset model.
Developers: Tomasz Golan (Fermilab/Rochester)
Reporting: NPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: honda_atmo_flux
Description: Include the Honda atmospheric neutrino flux in GENIE
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: TWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: root6
Description: Make GENIE compatible with ROOT6
Developers: Steve Dennis (Liverpool)
Reporting: TCWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00, GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0, GENIE/Tuning v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: nieves_qe
Description: Add new Local Fermi Gas (LFG) nuclear model. Add new QE model that is core part of Valencia low energy model.
Developers: Joe Johnston (Pittsburgh)
Reporting: NPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: nieves_mec
Description: A GENIE implementation of the J. Nieves, I. Ruiz Simo and M.J. Vicente Vacas MEC model.
Developers: Jackie Schwehr (CSU), Dan Cherdack (CSU), Rik Gran (Duluth)
Reporting: NPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: grv98
Description: Develop standalone GRV98LO PDF class to remove the mandatory LHAPDF5 dependency
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.12.00
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: sf_error_envelope
Description: Calculate uncertainty bands on the GENIE F2 and xF3 predictions and overlay in the corresponding GENIE Comparison apps.
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: STWG
Released: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation:

Project: comparisons_t2k
Description: Implement GENIE / T2K data comparisons in the new GENIE Comparisons/Tuning frameworks. The following data releases will be implemented: PRD 87 (2013) 9; PDD 92 (2015) 112003; PRL 113 (2014) 24, 241803; PRD 91 (2015) 11, 112002; arXiv:1602.03652 [hep-ex] (submitted to PRD)
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL), Steve Dennis (Liverpool)
Reporting: STWG
Released: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_miniboone
Description: Implement GENIE / MiniBooNE data comparisons in the new GENIE Comparisons/Tuning frameworks. The following data releases will be implemented: Phys. Rev. D81 (2010) 092005; Phys. Rev. D88 (2013) 032001; Phys. Rev. D83 (2011) 052007; Phys. Rev. D83 (2011) 092009; Phys. Rev. D81 (2010) 013005; Phys. Rev. D82 (2010) 092005; Phys. Rev. D91 (2015) 012004
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL), Chris Barry (Liverpool), Steve Dennis (Liverpool)
Reporting: STWG
Released: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_migrate
Description: Move the entire set of old comparisons (contained within the generator source tree) into the new source tree created by the comparisons_bootstrap project.
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL)
Reporting: STWG
Released: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: comparisons_bootstrap
Description: Implement a new framework for data/MC comparisons, losely based on elements of the VALOR framework, and geared towards simultaneous fitting of multiple datasets. Create a new Comparisons source tree that is separate from the Generator one.
Developers: Costas Andreopoulos (Liverpool/STFC-RAL), Gabe Perdue (Fermilab), Julia Yarba (Fermilab)
Reporting: STWG
Released: GENIE/Comparisons v1.0.0
Documentation: internal wiki

Project: berger_sehgal_resonant_pion
Description: An implementation of the Berger-Sehgal resonant pion neutrinoproduction model (Phys.Rev. D76 (2007) 113004) with MiniBooNE tuning.
Developers: J.Nowak (Lancaster)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.10.00

Project: effective_spectral_func
Description: An implementation of the effective spectral function model of A.Bodek, M.E.Christy and B.Coopersmith (EPJC (2014)74:3091)
Developers: B.Coopersmith (Rochester)
Reporting: NPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.10.00

Project: gsl_interface
Description: Interface GENIE to the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) via the ROOT MathMore library. Validate and deploy across GENIE for numerical integration of differential cross-sections.
Developers: S.Dennis (Warwick)
Reporting: TWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.10.00

Project: high_energy_extension
Description: Increase the validity range of the GENIE DIS generator up to 5 TeV.
Developers: K.Hoshina (Wisconsin)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.10.00

Project: nu_single_kaon
Description: An implementation of the single Kaon production model of M.Rafi Alam, I. Ruiz Simo, M. Sajjad Athar and M.J. Vicente Vacas (Phys.Rev. D82 (2010) 033001)
Developers: M.Nirkko (Bern) and C.Marshall (Rochester)
Reporting: PPWG
Released: GENIE/Generator v2.10.00

Retired from incubation (since Jan 1st, 2015)