Gamos: A framework to do Geant4 simulations in different physics fields with an user-friendly interface

Pedro Arce, Juan Ignacio Lagares, Laura Harkness, Daniel Astudillo, Mario Cañadas, Pedro Rato, María De Prado, Yamiel Abreu, Gianluca De Lorenzo, Machiel Kolstein, Angelina Díaz

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Gamos is a software system for Geant4-based simulation. It comprises a framework, a set of components providing functionality to simulation applications on top of the Geant4 toolkit, and a collection of ready-made applications. It allows to perform Geant4-based simulations using a scripting language, without requiring the writing of C++ code. Moreover, Gamos design allows the extension of the existing functionality through user-supplied C++ classes. The main characteristics of Gamos and its embedded functionality are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Geant4
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Plug-in technology
  • Scripting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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