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Manuscript Title: GLoBES: General Long Baseline Experiment Simulator
Authors: Patrick Huber, Joachim Kopp, Manfred Lindner, Mark Rolinec, Walter Winter
Program title: GLoBES version 3.0.8
Catalogue identifier: ADZI_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 177(2007)439
Programming language: C.
Computer: GLoBES builds and installs on 32bit and 64bit Linux systems.
Operating system: 32bit or 64bit Linux.
RAM: Typically a few MBs
Keywords: Neutrino oscillations, Long-baseline experiment, GLoBES.
PACS: 14.60.Pq.
Classification: 11.1, 11.7, 11.10.

External routines: GSL - The GNU Scientific Library, www.gnu.org/software/gsl/

Nature of problem:
Neutrino oscillations are now established as the leading flavor transition mechanism for neutrinos. In a long history of many experiments, see, e.g., [1], two oscillation frequencies have been identified: The fast atmospheric and the slow solar oscillations, which are driven by the respective mass squared differences. In addition, there could be interference effects between these two oscillations, provided that the coupling given by the small mixing angle θ13 is large enough. Such interference effects include, for example, leptonic CP violation. In order to test the unknown oscillation parameters, i.e. the mixing angle θ13, the leptonic CP phase, and the neutrino mass hierarchy, new long-baseline and reactor experiments are proposed. These experiments send an artificial neutrino beam to a detector, or detect the neutrinos produced by a nuclear fission reactor. However, the presence of multiple solutions which are intrinsic to neutrino oscillation probabilities [2-5] affect these measurements. Thus optimization strategies are required which maximally exploit complementarity between experiments. Therefore, a modern, complete experiment simulation and analysis tool does not only need to have a highly accurate beam and detector simulation, but also powerful means to analyze correlations and degeneracies, especially for the combination of several experiments. The GLoBES software package is such a tool [6-7].

Solution method:
GLoBES is a flexible software tool to simulate and analyze neutrino oscillation long-baseline and reactor experiments using a complete three-flavor description. On the one hand, it contains a comprehensive abstract experiment definition language (AEDL), which makes it possible to describe most classes of long baseline and reactor experiments at an abstract level. On the other hand, it provides a C-library to process the experiment information in order to obtain oscillation probabilities, rate vectors, and Δ χ2-values. In addition, it provides a binary program to test experiment definitions very quickly, before they are used by the application software.

Currently restricted to discrete sets of sources and detectors. For example, the simulation of an atmospheric neutrino flux is not supported.

Unusual features:
Clear separation between experiment description and the simulation software.

Additional comments:
To find information on the latest version of the software and user manual, please check the author's web site, http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/~globes

Running time:
The examples included in the distribution take only a few minutes to complete. More sophisticated problems can take up to several days.

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[5] V. Barger, D. Marfatia, K. Whisnant, Phys. Rev. D 65 (2002) 073023, hep-ph/0112119.
[6] P. Huber, M. Lindner and W. Winter, Comput. Phys. Commun. 167 (2005) 195.
[7] Patrick Huber, Joachim Kopp, Manfred Lindner, Mark Rolinec, Walter Winter, Comput. Phys. Commun. 177 (2007) 432.