The SFT group is a partner of the EU-FP7 AIDA project, which addresses infrastructures required for detector development for future particle physics experiments. The group contributes to the WP2 work package, which is developing common software tools. In particular in the following tasks:
- Task 2.1: Coordination and Communication
- Task 2.2: Geometry Toolkit for HEP.
The goal of this task is to develop a set of software tools which can describe the geometry of the detector, the material it is made from and different ways of detecting particles. Two main packages are being developed:
The group is also involved in the preparation of a proposal for EU H2020 as a continuation of the AIDA project. More information at the AIDA H2020 Open meeting.