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main ILC Detector Simulation page
version 0.31, John Yoh, 01/05/07
Changes --Adding the instructions for 2 physics example tutorial (prelim)
New --Fermilab computer division has a new ILC simulation support group--contact Mark Fischler firstname.lastname@example.org for more information--and tell him if you are doing work on ILC simulation or physics studies
Please send all comments, addendum, suggestions, etc. to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
ILC (International Linear Collider) is a ongoing Global initiative to design, get approval from various governments, construct and operate an ILC by 2015-2017.
ILC will be a linear (20 mile long) collider of electrons and positrons beams, with a total Energy of 500 Gev, though future upgrade to 1 TeV may be possible.
The Goal of such a collider is to
These are from Joe Lykken's talk on Physics case for ILC(pdf)
more detailed information on ILC current efforts are in
Talks from July 2006 Vancouver Linear Accelerator workshop
ILC newline --weekly news letter from the ILC GDE--Global Design Effort--The GDE, headed by Barry Barish working with all the interested Physicists and accelerator people, is expected to arrived at a conceptual design--The ILC RDR (Reference Design Report) and the DCR (Detector Concept Report) both due early 2007--see GDE Report at Vancouver workshop
Some useful information about ILC and general issues of physics studies can be seen in Useful ILC terminologies, Acronyms, etc.
For detailed advanced description of various ILC physics objectives (Higgs, SUSY, Top, GigaZ, etc.), see the 480 page "book" ILC Physics Resource guide for Snowmass 2001 ---(individual chapters can be downloaded separately--note that this is from 2001, so, some of machine information is outdated--as well as some of the Physics studies results) -- A more recent review of ILC physics objectives (to be inserted later) see also ALCPG (American Linear Collider Physics Group and 2000 Linear Collider Physics Studies at Fermilab
Many Physicists interested in ILC have contributed software and studies, starting more than 10 years ago. For an overview of the Simulation studies, see Mark Thomson's review at the 4/06 Cambridge ILC software and Physics meeting Where are we now and what next
In particular, take a look at slide 4--which give a list of software framework and tools available for ILC simulation and Physics studies.
Much of the current effort at Fermilab involve using SLIC/org.lcsim/ LCIO/JAS3, as well as confluence. Some projects just use GEANT4.
Some other potentially useful web sites include
lcsim getting started
ilcsim information ilcsim is the Fermilab server for ilc simulation
lcsim--Linear Collider Simulation
Datasets for ILC physics studies contains lots of datasets (simulated) which one can use for physics studies--reconstruction software are being developed right now and may be needed.
You can test drive some of the software by following the instructions on lcsim getting started--using JAS3 with the LCSIM Event Browser or the Event Display plug-in, you can look at some events from a file generated at SLAC. You can then try doing some simple analysis.
There are 2+ (perhaps complementary) ways to work on ILC simulation studies at Fermilab
NOTE (on using your laptop or workstation)
2 example tutorials (in beta test) provided--more later If you wish to help provide more useful example tutorials , please contact us
We are providing several step-by-step tutorials for any beginner to go through a physics example analysis/simulation --and will add more later. Currently, these 2 example tutorials utilize particle level analysis--no simulation or reconstruction is being used (we hope to provide sample tuutorial incorporating FASTMC or even full simulation/reconstruction later).
Here's a partial list of potential studies projects (to be added later)--name included people who are working on these projects (), or those who are interested 
PHYSICS STUDIES PROJECTS
Simulation Studies projects
Many Simulation projects are ongoing at Fermilab currently--(if you are working on something, please provide an .html web page and a short description and I will add a link below). If some particular project interest you, please contact the appropriate person(s)--here's a partial list (to be updated)