Update on the Offline Framework for AugerPrime and production of reference simulation libraries using the VO Auger grid resources
August 16, 2023
Taking data stably since 2004, the Pierre Auger Observatory has published numerous results regarding the properties of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with unprecedented statistics. However, questions about their origin and mass composition remain unanswered, motivating us to build AugerPrime, a major upgrade of our surface detector array with improved electronics and new detectors. The upgrade is swiftly approaching its completion. Phase II of the Pierre Auger Observatory has begun, which called for an update of the Offline software Framework and modules to handle the additional detectors and the new electronics. Thanks to its modular structure, Offline has proved flexible enough to accommodate all the changes required to handle AugerPrime data reconstruction and event simulation. Additionally, new reference libraries of shower and detector simulations, including dedicated libraries envisaging the searches for neutral particles, such as ultra-high-energy photons and neutrinos, profiting from the new AugerPrime detectors with the upgraded electronics, are in the pipeline. In this contribution, we report on the current status and prospects for the Auger Offline Framework and the production of reference Monte Carlo libraries for AugerPrime.
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