Friday, March 22, 2013
Android Applications for Particle Physics
AWork by S.Chekanov
AWork is an interactive environment for scientific computation, data analysis and data visualization designed for scientists, engineers and students. AWork is an Android port of the jHepWork (jWork) Java project (for data analysis) and jMathLab Java project for numerical and symbolic calculations.
The AWork project supports symbolic and numeric calculations using Octave-like high-level interpreted language. A similar desktop application is called jMathLab. For data-analysis using Java numerical libraries, it uses BeanShell scripting language, with the full access to Java API and jHepWork collection of Java numeric libraries.
LHSee by Ch.Boddy
LHSee: Discover what's happening at the LHC.
You want to find out how to hunt the Higgs boson with her cell phone? Ever wondered how the experiments work at the Large Hadron Collider, and the collisions look like?
Scientists at the world's largest scientific experiment - the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva - try to answer basic questions about the universe, the origin of mass and the structure of space and time. LHSee makes the hadron collider for all who have an Android smartphone or tablet PC, accessible. Written by scientists at Oxford University in collaboration with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, this app is for use by experts and laymen alike conceived.
For the first time, you can now get transferred from the collision events in Geneva underground detectors directly in real time on your device. The app includes a variety of educational resources, and allows you to interact with the 3D shown in collision events. You can find out how to work the different parts of the detector and learn how to recognize different types of collisions. With the game "The hunt for the Higgs boson," Your new skills will be put to the test.
arXiv mobile by Nonlinear Apps
Keep up with the latest science research: physics, math, computers science arXiv mobile is science on your phone! Browse daily science articles (Physics, Astronomy, Math...) at arXiv.org and search the entire arXiv collection. This is a must have app for every scientist and physicist. You can read PDFs, save them for later reading and share articles via email/twitter etc... A homescreen widget lets you know of any new articles in your favorite science categories (dozens of physics, math, computer science categories) or custom searches.
PDG Particle Listings by Ch.H.Christensen
An Android version of the famous PDG booklet (almost). This app shows the basic properties of various particles, as well as their decay modes.
ATLAS Status by Atlas
An expert monitoring app for ATLAS on-call experts. This app requires CERN login rights in order to be used. It presents the current operational status of the ATLAS partition, including Run Status (i.e. Running, Configured, Initial, etc.), a summary of the busy status, the included hardware, and the LHC page 1 message.
Particle Physics Booklet by I.Kreslo
Mobile version of PDG Particle Physics Booklet 2010.
Particle Properties by I.Kreslo
Offline database for properties of elementary particles. Based on the table of masses, widths, and PDG Monte Carlo particle ID numbers published by Particle Database Group, issue of 2008.
The Standard Model by Appocalypse
The standard model of particle physics reference app. As complete as they come. Will update multiple times.
ioda by G.Barrand
ioda should be read "IO-DA", IO for Input/Output and DA for Data Analysis. It is a scientific application that permits to read files at various formats as FITS used in astronomy, AIDA and ROOT used in high energy physics (HEP), JPG to store images and FOG developed at CEA/Saclay (France) to describe the LHC/ATLAS detector geometry. ioda permits to browse these files and visualize some of their data.
For AIDA files, the histograms 1D, 2D, profiles 1D, 2D can be plotted. For ROOT files, ioda can plot TH[1,2][D,F] objects along than TProfile ones. For JPG files, the image is visualized. For FITS files, the "HDUs" can be listed and their keys can be seen. If the HDU is an IMAGE_HDU type, ioda attempts to visualize it as an image (which is one of the primary goal of the FITS format : store astronomical pictures). If the HDU is a BINARY_TBL, ioda shows a description of the columns (name, type) and proposes to histogram and plot a choosen column. Files at the FOG CEA/Saclay format permit to visualize LHC/ATLAS sub detectors
Agora by G.Barrand
This is a first version of a smartphone/tablet like event display for the LHC/ATLAS experiment. This first version is more a proof of concept (a "concept app") than an application ready to do physics. Anyway it can give to someone novice in high energy physics (HEP) a glance at what a HEP detector looks like.
Part of the geometry comes from an atlas.root file found on the CERN/ROOT web site (courtesy of the CERN/EP/SFT group) but also from FOG files created some time ago by L.Chevalier, C.Baudry, Marc Virchaux of CEA/Saclay (France). The su4small.dst file coming with the app and containing some events is a courtesy of the ATLAS LAL group. Special thanks here to L.Duflot for having prepared this very light event file. Else, the "way of doing" is the same than for the ioda application and the agora app is developed by using the inlib/exlib as explained in the ioda web pages.
PMX by G.Barrand
This is a first version of a smartphone/tablet like event display for the LHC/LHCb experiment. This first version is more a proof of concept (a "concept app") than an application ready to do physics. Anyway it can give to someone novice in high energy physics (HEP) a glance at what a HEP detector looks like.
The geometry comes from an lhcbfull.root file found on the CERN/ROOT web site (courtesy of the CERN/EP/SFT group). The bdpi_ghost.dst file coming with the app and containing two events is the default event file, created long time ago, for the LHCb Panoramix event display (courtesy of the LHCb software team). Else, the "way of doing" is the same than for the ioda application and the pmx app is developed by using the inlib/exlib as explained in the ioda web pages.
g4view by G.Barrand
g4view is a scientific application that permits to read geometry files at the Geant4 GDML format describing particle physics detectors. g4view permits to visualize the geometry of a loaded detector. It can read also "scenarios" files that permit to choose the volumes seen from GDML and strongly customize their graphical attributes as the coloring or the wire frame/solid rendering. A scenario permits also to customize an adapted particle source. From the main menu, you can then start a "particle through matter" simulation of the detector which is done by using the Geant4 toolkit. g4view can also read and execute "mac" files containing Geant4 scripting commands. Under the examples menu, there are predefined typical setups, as a piece of an electromagnetic calorimeter, intended to be used for particle physics detector teaching. We recall that Geant4 is a particle through matter simulation toolkit heavily used in high energy physics (for example at the CERN LHC experiments), but also for spatial and medical science.
LHC Status by G.Barrand
LHCStatus permits to view the beam status of the CERN LHC accelerator.
PACLC by J.Hrivnac
An Android client to Atlas Athenaeum (remote Athena) framework.
Alidroid by Androworks
Android interface to MonALISA repository for ALICE.
Radiation to Electronics by Ch.Daviet