12-20 July 2017
Asia/Seoul timezone
Home > Timetable > Session details > Contribution details


BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[GA265] PS3CHIT! – A Python package for the Simulation of atmoSpheric Showers and Cherenkov Imaging Telescopes


  • Thomas VUILLAUME

Primary authors



The simulation of atmospheric showers through Monte-Carlo processes as well as their projection into Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACT) is long and very computing intensive. As these simulations are the most advanced ones from a physics point of view, they are not suited for simple tests. Here we present a Python package developed in order to make simple simulations of atmospheric electromagnetic showers using different profiles. This allows for first order studies of the energetic and angular influence of the primary photon generating the shower on the images produced by IACT telescopes. This package has been developed to make the most out of the simplicity of Python but has also been optimised for fast calculations. It is developed in the framework of the ASTERICS H2020 project and as such is available as an open-source software.