CORSIKA modifications for faster background generation
University of Wisconsin Physics Department, 1150 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Published online: 11 April 2016
CORSIKA is a simulation program for extensive air showers initiated by high energy cosmic particles. These air showers create the majority of the muons and neutrinos which neutrino that telescopes detect and are considered a background signature in searches for astrophysical neutrinos. This contribution will discuss changes to CORSIKA which allow for faster high energy background simulation. The theory, implementation, application, and performance of these modifications will be presented.
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