CORSIKA 8 – Towards a modern framework for the simulation of extensive air showers
Institut für Kernphysik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Published online: 17 May 2019
Current and future challenges in astroparticle physics require novel simulation tools to achieve higher precision and more flexibility. For three decades the FORTRAN version of CORSIKA served the community in an excellent way. However, the effort to maintain and further develop this complex package is getting increasingly difficult. To overcome existing limitations, and designed as a very open platform for all particle cascade simulations in astroparticle physics, we are developing CORSIKA 8 based on modern C++ and Python concepts. Here, we give a brief status report of the project.
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