Electromagnetic Physics

Purpose

The electromagnetic (EM) physics working group develops and maintains Geant4 sub-packages for simulation of electromagnetic interactions of charged particles, gammas and optical photons. The validity range of models is from threshold to 10 PeV. The “standard” physics approaches are optimal for high and medium energy applications. The “low-energy” sub-library is developed for low-energy applications. The group is maintaining also components for reference Physics Lists and a number of extended examples. The EM working group actively develops physics models and corresponding software for High Energy Physics applications, first of all for experiments at LHC (CERN). In June 2019, the former low-energy electromagnetic physics working group joined the EM group and continues development and support for various applications of Geant4. Part of the EM working group members are active developers of the Geant4-DNA project for the simulation of biological effects of radiation. Another part are members of the Geant4 medical physics benchmarking group (G4MSBG), which was created for consolidation of the Geant4 testing system for medical physics applications. The EM group is also working in close collaboration with ESA-ESTEC on space science applications of Geant4.

Members

Group e-mail: geant4-em-phys@cern.ch

Show responsibility

  • Vladimir Ivanchenko(coordinator)

  • Sebastien Incerti(deputy)

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Luciano Pandola(deputy)

    • Penelope models
  • Daren Sawkey(deputy)

    • validation

    • electrons

  • John Apostolakis

    • design assessment

    • performance

  • Alexander Bagulya

    • validation

    • ionisation

  • Marilena Bandieramonte

    • photo-effect

    • vector prototype

  • Denis Bernard

    • gamma conversion
  • Alexey Bogdanov

    • muons
  • Marie-Claude Bordage

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Jeremy Brown

    • Geant4-DNA

    • Compton

  • Igor Bulyzhenkov

    • high energy processes
  • Helmut Burkhardt

    • rare processes

    • applications for CLIC

  • Miguel Antonio Cortes-Giraldo

    • Geant4-DNA

    • medical applications

  • Gerardo Depaola

    • polarized processes
  • Paolo Dondero

    • validation
  • Milos Dordevic

  • Sabine Elles

    • validation
  • Bruce Faddegon

    • medical applications
  • Ziad Francis

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Krzysztof Genser

    • optical R&D
  • Vladimir Grichine

    • X-rays

    • gaseous detectors

  • Susanna Guatelli

    • medical application
  • Paul Gueye

  • Peter Gumplinger

    • optical

    • xrays

  • Alexander Howard

    • optical applications
  • Soon Yung Jun

    • optical R&D
  • Omrane Kadri

    • multiple scattering

    • validation

  • Mathieu Karamitros

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Ioanna Kyriakou

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Damien Lambert

  • Nathanael James Lampe

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Se Byeong Lee

    • medical applications

    • Geant4-DNA

  • Zhuxin Li

    • low energy models
  • Francesco Longo

    • space applications
  • Michel Maire

    • validation
  • Alfonso Mantero

    • validation
  • Miguel A. Mateus Dos Reis

    • low energy models
  • Claire Michelet

  • Mihaly Novak

    • EM models

    • validation TF

  • Yann Perrot

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Giada Petringa

    • medical applications
  • Ivan Petrovic

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Mélanie Raine-Theillet

    • low energy models
  • Jose A. Ramos-Mendez

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Aleksandra Ristic Fira

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Giorgio Russo

    • medical applications
  • Dousatsu Sakata

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Giovanni Santin

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Igor Semeniouk

    • gamma conversion
  • Jae Ik Shin

    • medical applications
  • Wook Geun Shin

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Toshiyuki Toshito

    • ions

    • validation

  • Hoang Tran

    • Geant4-DNA
  • Laszlo Urban

    • standard processes
  • Carmen Maria Villagrasa Canton

  • Hans-Joachim Wenzel

    • optical R&D
  • Tomohiro Yamashita

    • validation
  • Julia Yarba

    • optical R&D
  • Anna Zaborowska

    • fast simulation
  • Sara Zein

Responsible categories

Suspended Geant4 and Standard Electromagnetic Physics group members

  • Jean Jacquemier (LAPP, Annecy, France) - validation
  • Rostislav Kokoulin (MEPhI, Moscow, Russia)
  • Andreas Schaelicke (Berlin, Germany) - polarisation, bremsstrahlung

Collaborators developed polarized processes (not Geant4 members)

  • Karim Laihem (DESY, Zeuthen, Germany)
  • Pavel Starovoitov (NCHEP, Minsk, Belarus)

Collaborators developed Coulomb scattering models (not Geant4 members)

  • Marcus H. Mendenhall (NIST, Gaithersburg, USA)
  • Robert A. Weller (Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, USA)
  • Cristina Consolandi (INFN Milano, Italy)
  • Pier Giorgio Rancoita (INFN Milano, Italy)
  • Mauro Tacconi (INFN Milano, Italy)

Geant4 Virtual Machine

  • Geant4 for VMware and VirtualBox is a link to a free and ready-to-use software suite allowing you to run entirely Geant4 (a so-called Geant4 Virtual Machine) and associated tools on a Windows PC or Mac under the VMware or VirtualBox software without the need for a local Geant4 installation.
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User support

The group is providing and maintaining the following categories of extended examples:

  • electromagnetic
  • exoticphysics
  • medical
  • optical
  • polarisation

We suggest our users to visit the Forum, which is the best way to exchange information.

Working plan

2022 plans