Task Force for R&Ds

  • Coordinator: Witek Pokorski (CERN)

Mandate of R&D Task Force

The role of Task Force for R&Ds is to

  • Promote longer-term R&D efforts on the exploitation of emerging technologies, computing architectures or software architectural revisions, and new or better physics ideas that would be beneficial to Geant4.
  • Make timely assessments on these R&Ds for their feasibility, benefits and required efforts.

Main Development Axes

The Task Force has identified three development axis that should be followed in order to evolve Geant4 to meet the requirements of the forthcoming experiments:

  1. Improvement, optimization, modernization and refactoring of the existing Geant4 code
  2. Development and integration of fast simulation techniques
  3. Investigation of the potential use of accelerators

R&D Activities

Ongoing R&D activities currently include:

Former R&D investigations included:

The Task Force meetings are open to the public and contributions are welcome. Please contact the coordinators if you would like to present ideas/proposals within the remit of the Task Force.

FTE Count and Projects Assessment

In December 2021, the Steering Board agreed to apply the following regulation for FTE count and projects assessment.