Proton Calorimetry/Meetings/2018/10/24

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Minutes for UCL Proton Calorimetry Meeting, 24th October 2018 (D17, Physics & Astronomy, UCL)


Simon Jolly, Raffaella Radogna, Laurent Kelleter, Jeremy Ocampo, Saad Shaikh, Fernando Franco Felix


  • Attending HEP lectures: HEP Monday and Tuesday, CDT Thursday.
  • Going through Geant4 simulations: cannot view graphics on Windows laptop...
  • Laptop has been ordered by SJ and Tony Hoare.
  • Met with Jamie McClelland and Adam Gibson on 18th October: have been provided with reading list.
  • Will take Medical Physics/CDT courses next term: Numerical Optimisation and Inverse Problems.
  • To Do:
    • Try analysing Geant4 simulation results in Python.
    • Background reading!


  • Finished and submitted Literature Review.
  • Contacted LeCroy again: still waiting for information.
  • Setting up equipment for Birmingham.
  • To Do:
    • Cracking back on with project.
    • Take data in Birmingham!


  • Geant4 simulation now multithreaded: using 4 cores doubles the speed of the simulation.
  • Multithreaded simulations result in multiple data files:
    • Geant4 cannot merge them itself.
    • Possible to merge manually.
    • RR suggests that merging should work automatically: will investigate.
  • To Do:
    • Build application for Legion cluster: need to speak to Research Computing.
    • Test application on HEP and Legion clusters.


  • Background reading on proton therapy: LK recommended Paganetti: Proton Therapy Physics.
  • Met with LK to discuss detector development.
  • Two potential ideas for Masters project:
    • Complete range calorimeter simulations.
    • Front end electronics design and readout.
  • Will contact Ruben Saakyan to discuss options and find out more about light detection options.


  • patent application state of the art
  • Met with Marina Fuentes Sainz to discuss patent issues:
    • Not enough knowledge on patent application process.
    • Meeting arranged with Vassilios Albanis on Monday 29th October.
  • To Do:
    • Meet Vassilios.


  • Working on build-up simulation paper: need to check LET definition.
  • Debugging Geant4 simulations with CentOS 7 environment.
  • Organisation of HIT trip.
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