Modeling Ultra Peripheral Collisions
Physics Department, Creighton University
Through the use of Monte Carlo methods, we are able to simulate electromagnetic interactions of nuclei that traveling by one another--Also known as ultra peripheral collisions. This presentation will give a brief look into Monte Carlo methods and how they are applied to the simulation of ultra peripheral collisions. Then we will compare how well of a job the simulations model actual data and look at how switching programming languages affects the simulation output.