At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.
You will join the software development for experiments (SFT) Group (http://ep-dep-sft.web.cern.ch) that develops and provides support of scientific software for the experimental collaborations at CERN and worldwide. The Group is currently involved in an innovative programme of work to improve the performance of the simulation (Geant4) and analysis toolkits (ROOT) by exploiting the parallelism offered by modern CPU architectures and other techniques. This consists of work on a number of R&D activities that will form part of a major reengineering of existing software to be ready for the HL-LHC.
Your job will be to investigate fast simulation techniques that could be integrated into the Geant4 simulation toolkit (http://cern.ch/geant4), which is used by nearly all High Energy Particle Physics experiments world-wide as well as in many medical and space applications. It is a versatile software toolkit written in C++ that can be adapted to simulate the transport of particles through matter for a very large variety of detector geometries, materials, particles types and energy ranges. Detector simulation is an essential activity in modern High Energy Particle Physics and its importance will grow for future experiments. Simulation accounts for more than half of the CPU consumption of the LCG Worldwide Computing Grid and its performance and accuracy are crucial to the achievement of CERN’s scientific goals. The importance of this job is to incorporate fast simulation techniques within the Geant4 toolkit to improve its CPU performance. In most cases, Fast Simulation implies a trade-off between simulation precision and computational speed.
As a Simulation Developer in EP-SFT, you will:
Company Name: CERN
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