CMS Fast Simulation: A tool for physics searches at the LHC

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Abstract

The CMS collaboration has developed a fast Monte Carlo simulation of the CMS detector with event production rates 100 times faster than the GEANT4-based simulation, with comparable accuracy for most of the high level observables to be used in the physics analyses. We discuss basic technical principles of the CMS Fast Simulation and their implementation in the different components of the detector: the silicon tracker, the electromagnetic calorimeter, the hadronic calorimeter, the muon system, the Level 1 and the High Level Trigger. Comparison of the Fast Simulation results both with the GEANT4-based Full Simulation and with the LHC data will be shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages317-321
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

Keywords

  • CMS
  • Fast Simulation
  • Full Simulation
  • GEANT4
  • Parameterization

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