Particle Physics Software

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There are a number of software applications that are familiar to any particle physicist. Most are actively maintained and have a long history of development. Most are available on the web free of charge. A selection are listed below:

Interactions of Particles

  • GEANT4 is a package for simulating the passage of particles through matter, that is widely used in areas such as particle physics, nuclear physics, accelerator science, medical physics and space science.

Data Analysis and Visualisation

  • ROOT is a package that provides a large number of tools to organise, analyse and visualise datasets. This package is extensively used by the HEP community. The Sydney group maintains a page with a number of examples and tips.