List of Codes

1. Partonic/String Transport
AMPT   HIJING   HIJING/B-anti-B   MPC   neXus   PCPC   PSM   VNI   VNIb   ZPC  

2. String/Hadronic Transport
AMPT   ART   BEM   BNC   HSD   JAM   JPCIAE   LEXUS   LUCIAE   RQMD   UrQMD  

3. Hydrodynamics
AZHYDRO   BJ_HYDRO   UVH2+1  

4. Classical Yang-Mills
CGC  

5. Transport and Hydro Tools
GCP   PAREVO  

6. Correlation Builders
CRAB  


Code Name: AMPT - A Multi-Phase Transport
Authors: Che-Ming Ko, Bao-An Li, Zi-Wei Lin, Subrata Pal, and Bin Zhang
Description: AMPT is a Monte Carlo transport model for heavy ion collisions at relativistic energies. It uses the Heavy Ion Jet Interaction Generator (HIJING) for generating the initial conditions, the Zhang's Parton Cascade (ZPC) for modeling the partonic scatterings, and A Relativistic Transport (ART) model for treating hadronic scatterings.

The default version of AMPT treats the initial condition as strings and minijets and uses the Lund string fragmentation model as in HIJING, while the string melting version of AMPT treats the initial condition as partons and uses a simple coalescence model to describe hadronization.

Home page: http://siyu.physics.ecu.edu/zlin/ampt/ - verified Thu Oct 2 15:03:33 EDT 2008.
Accessibility: Source code for AMPT (default version 1.21, string melting version 2.21) is available for download at the above homepage and also from the OSCAR archive.
IO Format: Standard OSC1997A format is supported
Copyright: Code is provided freely for the purpose of checking and reproducing published results of the authors and generating AMPT events for comparison with experimental data or other model results. Using the code implies acceptance of the following statement: "I agree not to publish any results based on this code without explicit consent of the authors."
User Manual: The file README is a part of the code package and describes input parameters and instructions on compilation and running
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: Z.W. Lin et al, Phys. Rev. C72, 064901 (2005);
Z.W. Lin et al, Phys. Rev. C64, 011902 (2001);
B. Zhang et al, Phys. Rev.C61, 067901 (2000).


Code Name: ART - A/Another Relativistic Transport
Authors: Bao-An Li and Che-Ming Ko
Description:
Home page:
Accessibility: Version 1.0 available from OSCAR archive.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: Bao-An Li and Che Ming Ko, Phys. Rev. C 52, 2037 (1995).


Code Name: AZHYDRO - 2+1D relativistic hydrodynamics with longitudinal bjorken geometry
Authors: main author Peter Kolb (v0.0), recent v0.2 update by Evan Frodermann, latest patch v0.2p from Pasi Huovinen
Description: This hydrodynamic code package can be used to simulate the dynamical evolution of non-central ultrarelativistic heavy collisions in the transverse plane. Included are also programs to calculate the azimuthally sensitive transverse momentum spectra before and after resonances were allowed to decay as well as particle correlations (the geometric size) of the fireball at freeze-out. The sources provided are mainly written in Fortran 77 and compile with the standard gnu-Fortran compiler 'g77'. Only the resonance decays are coded in C.
Home page: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~froderma/ - verified Wed Oct 11 16:15:22 EDT 2006
Accessibility: Original version 0.0 is available from homepage, versions 0.0 and 0.2 can be downloaded from the OSCAR archive.
IO Format: unique output format specific to the package
Copyright:
This is A PRELIMINARY but PUBLIC VERSION of the code,
which you can investigate, modify and use at your own risk. 
If you are using this code or any part of it, you should include the three 
physics references below in any presentation of results that you obtained.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:
  1. P. F. Kolb, J. Sollfrank, and U. Heinz, Phys. Rev. C 62 (2000) 054909
  2. P. F. Kolb and R. Rapp, Phys. Rev. C 67 (2003) 044903
  3. P.F. Kolb and U. Heinz, nucl-th/0305084


Code Name: BEM - Boltzmann Equation Model
Author: Pawel Danielewicz
Description: This code solves a set of coupled Boltzmann equations for particles in energetic heavy-ion reactions.
Home page:
Accessibility: Version 1.0 available from OSCAR archive.
User Manual: Short description in the distribution, and in the header of buu255.for.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: P. Danielewicz, Phys. Rev. C 51, 916 (1995).


Code Name: BJ_HYDRO - 1+1D relativistic hydrodynamics with cylindrical symmetry and longitudinal Bjorken geometry
Authors: Adrian Dumitru and Dirk H. Rischke
Description: This package contains two FORTRAN source codes and the corresponding documentations and data files. bj_hydro.f is the code which solves the fluid-dynamical equations of motion (conservation equations for energy-momentum). The so-called RHLLE algorithm is employed; evgen.f perform Cooper-Frye FreezeOut with quantum statistics.
Home page: [underconstruction]
Accessibility: Versions 1.0 and 1.1 are available from OSCAR archive.
IO Format: OSC1997A
Copyright:
We provide this code to enable interested colleagues to
investigate fluid-dynamical behavior in high-energy nuclear
collisions. In particular, the dependence of
 (i)   time-scales for cooling/hadronization and expansion,
 (ii)  the collective flow velocity, 
 (iii) average pt of emitted hadrons
etc. on initial conditions and the EoS may be interesting.
Of course, you are free to study your favorite topics.

Note, however, that code development, testing, debugging and
documentation requires a substantial amount of time. We therefore
kindly request giving proper credit to the authors.

+++++++++++++++++++++++
Source and documentation are provided freely for the purpose of
checking and reproducing published results of the authors. 
Using the code (or any parts of it) implies acceptance of the
following statement:
   I agree not to publish any results based on this code, or any
   subroutines, functions, data tables, or other parts of it,
   without explicit consent of the authors. 
+++++++++++++++++++++++
User Manual: The file docu.txt describes input parameters and instructions on compilation and running.
Code Reference: The above documentation together with the comments in the source file.
Physics Reference:
  1. D.H. Rischke, S. Bernard and J.A. Maruhn, Nucl. Phys. A595, 346 (1995).
  2. A. Dumitru and D.H. Rischke, Phys. Rev. C59, 354 (1999).
  3. A. Dumitru et al., Phys. Lett. B460, 411 (1999) (Los Alamos e-print archive nucl-th/9901046); S.A. Bass et al., Phys. Rev. C60, 021902 (1999) (Los Alamos e-print archive nucl-th/9902062).
  4. B. Waldhauser, D.H. Rischke, U. Katscher, J.A. Maruhn, H. Stoecker and W. Greiner, Z. Phys. C54, 459 (1992); D.H. Rischke, Nucl. Phys. A610, 88c (1996).


Code Name: BNC - Burn and Crash
Author: Scott Pratt
Description:
Home page: http://www.nscl.msu.edu/~pratt/freecodes/bnc/home.html - verified Fri Jul 30 12:10:23 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Source code of version 1.0 available on the above home page and also from OSCAR archive.
User Manual: a short on-line description.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: a paper by S. Pratt and J. Murray availble on-line in Poscript.


Code Name: CGC - Color Glass Code
Author: Paul Romatschke
Description: Solves classical Yang-Mills equations in 3+1D in longitudinally expanding geometry.
Home page: http://hep.itp.tuwien.ac.at/~paulrom/ - verified Tue Jun 10 11:15:22 EDT 2008
Accessibility: Version 0.0beta available from the OSCAR archive or the homepage.
User Manual:
Copyright: ...
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: CRAB - Correlation After Burner
Author: Scott Pratt
Description:
Home page: http://www.nscl.msu.edu/~pratt/freecodes/crab/home.html - Mon Aug 2 11:48:58 EDT 1999
Accessibility: Version 2 is written in FORTRAN. Version 3 comes in C++ with documentation. Both versions are available from OSCAR archive.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: GCP - General Cascade Program
Author: Yang Pang
Description:
Home page: moved to http://karman.physics.purdue.edu/OSCAR-old/models/GCP
Accessibility: Source code for version 0.1.3 is available from the OSCAR archive.
Copyright: This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: HIJING - Heavy Ion Jet INteraction Generator
Authors: Miklos Gyulassy and Xin-Nian Wang
Description: Monte Carlo Model for Heavy Ion Collisions with emphasis on hard parton scattering.
Home page: http://www-nsdth.lbl.gov/~xnwang/hijing/ - verified Fri Jul 30 12:02:25 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Versions 1.3 to 1.36 are available for download from the home page. Version 1.35 available from OSCAR archive
User Manual: Short on-line description.
Code Reference: HIJING 1.0 published in Comp. Phys. Comm.
Physics Reference: Phys. Report.


Code Name: HIJING/B-anti-B - He I Jing / Baryon Junction
Authors: Stephen Vance, Miklos Gyulassy
Description:
Home page: http://www-cunuke.phys.columbia.edu/people/svance/hjbb.html - verified Fri Jul 30 14:13:13 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Source code available from the above home page. Version 1.0 can be obtained from OSCAR archive.
User Manual: a brief description on-line.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: S. Vance's Ph. D. Thesis on-line.


Code Name: HSD - Hadron-String Dynamics transport approach
Authors: Wolfgang Cassing, Wolfgang Ehehalt, Jochen Geiss, Sascha Juchem, Elena Bratkovskaya
Description: The Hadron-String Dynamics (HSD) transport approach is a covariant microscopic transport model developed to simulate
- relativistic heavy-ion collisons
- proton-nucleus reactions
- pion-nucleus reactions
in the energy range from SIS to RHIC.

The HSD transport approach provides the numerical testparticle solution of a coupled set of relativistic transport equations for particles with in-medium selfenergies (optionally). It is based on quark, diquark, string and hadronic degrees of freedom. High energy inelastic hadron-hadron collisions in HSD are described by the FRITIOF 7.02 string model (including PYTHIA and JETSET) whereas low energy hadron-hadron collisions are modeled based on experimental cross sections. The transport approach is matched to reproduce the nucleon-nucleon, meson-nucleon and meson-meson cross section data in a wide kinematic range. HSD takes into account the formation and multiple rescattering of leading pre-hadrons and hadrons.

The major aim of HSD is - within a single transport model - to gain an understanding about the nuclear dynamics, the creation of dense and hot hadronic matter and the modification of hadron properties in a medium.

Home page: http://www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~brat/hsd.html - verified Wed Dec 8 01:26:31 EST 2004.
Accessibility: Source code for HSD 2.0 is available for download at the HSD homepage after filling out the on-line registration form. Source code for HSD 2.4 is available from authors.
Copyright: The HSD source and documentation are provided freely for the purpose of checking and reproducing published results of the authors. The HSD collaboration favors cooperation and joint projects with outside researchers. We encourage experimental collaborations to compare their results to HSD. We expect that the code authors are informed about any changes and modifications made to the code. Any changes to the official version must be documented. The code or any fragments of it shall not be given away to third parties.
User Manual: available from HSD home page.
Code Reference: HSD user guide available from HSD home page
Physics Reference: [1] W. Ehehalt and W. Cassing, Nucl. Phys. A 602 (1996) 449 [hep-ph/9507274]
[2] J. Geiss, W. Cassing and C. Greiner, Nucl. Phys. A 644 (1998) 107 [nucl-th/9805012]
[3] W. Cassing and E.L. Bratkovskaya, Phys. Reports 308 (1999) 65.


Code Name: JAM - Jet AA Microscopic transport Model
Author: Yasushi Nara
Description: In JAM, hadrons and their excited states are explicitly propagated in space-time by the cascade method. Elementary hadron-hadron collisions are modeled by resonance production at low energies, string excitations at soft region and hard parton-parton scattering at collider energies.
Home page: http://quark.phy.bnl.gov/~ynara/jam/ - verified Fri Jun 13 13:41:29 EDT 2008
Accessibility: Versions 1.13 and 1.009h available from the OSCAR archive.
IO Format:
Copyright: This program is a free softward under the terms of GNU General Public License.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: Phys. Rev. C 61, 024901 (1999) [nucl-th/9904059]


Code Name: JPCIAE - JETSET PYTHIA CIAE
Authors: Ben-Hao Sa and An Tai
Description: JPCIAE is based on the Lund package, especially the PYTHIA event generator. When the root s of a collision is greater than 4 GeV, JPCIAE calls PYTHIA; otherwise low energy hadronic parameterization is used.
Home page: Under construction.
Accessibility: Version 1.0 available from OSCAR archive.
IO Format:
Copyright: This program is a free softward under the terms of GNU General Public License.
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: Phys. ReV., C59, 2728 (1999); J. Phys. G25, 1123 (1999).


Code Name: LEXUS -
Author: Sangyong Jeon
Description:
Home page:
Accessibility: Version 1.5 available from OSCAR archive
IO Format:
Copyright:
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: LUCIAE - LUND CIAE
Authors: An Tai and Ben-Hao Sa
Description: A string-hadron model with soft and hard interactions and final state rescattering included.
Home page: Under construction.
Accessibility: Version 3.0 available from OSCAR archive.
IO Format: Standard Lund IO.
Copyright: This program is a free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
User Manual: Comp. Phys. Commu 116, 353 (1999).
Code Reference: Same as above. The distribution contains this document in postscript.
Physics Reference: B. Andersson and A. Tai, Z. Phys., C71, 155 (1996);
B. Andersson, A. Tai and Ben-Hao Sa, Z. Phys., C70, 499 (1996).


Code Name: MPC - Molnar's Parton Cascade
Author: Dénes Molnár
Description:
Home page: http://www-cunuke.phys.columbia.edu/people/molnard/MPC - verified Tue Apr 6 17:13:20 EDT 2004
Accessibility: The current version (1.6.0) and earlier versions (0.1.2, 0.2.2, 0.4.0, 1.06) are available at the home page above, or at the OSCAR archive.
User Manual: See MPC package.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: D. Molnár and M. Gyulassy, Phys. Rev. C 62, 054907 (2000) [nucl-th/0005051],
Nucl. Phys. A661 (1999) 205 [nucl-th/9907090].


Code Name: PAREVO - PARton EVOlution package
Authors: Tetsufumi Hirano and Yasushi Nara
Description: Interpolates 3+1D ideal hydrodynamic output (special format) and returns local quantities of interest (energy density, temperature, etc) at any spacetime point. Essential tool for jet energy loss calculations.
Home page: http://tkynt2.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~hirano/parevo/parevo.html - verified Thu Jun 12 12:51:25 EDT 2008
Accessibility: Version 2.2 and 3+1D ideal hydro results for Au+Au at 200 GeV/nucleon (RHIC) are available from the homepage or the OSCAR archive.
User Manual:
Copyright: If you want to use the 3+1D ideal hydro data for your publication, please REFER TO all three papers below. You can also contact to the authors: hirano_at_nt.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp or ynara_at_th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: T.Hirano and Y.Nara, Phys.Rev.Lett.91,082301(2003)
T.Hirano and Y.Nara, Phys.Rev.C69,034908(2004)
T.Hirano and K.Tsuda, Phys.Rev.C66,054905(2002)


Code Name: neXus
Authors: Hans-Joachim Drescher and Klaus Werner
Description:
Home page:
Accessibility:
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: PCPC - Poincare Covariant Parton Cascade
Authors: V. Boerchers, S. Gieseke, G. Martens, J. Meyer, R. Kammering, C. C. Noack
Contact: Cornelius C. Noack noack@physik.uni-bremen.de
Description: Parton cascade model for A-A@RHIC in space and time based on the Poincare Covariant Dynamics (PCD).
Home page: http://www-nuclear.physik.uni-bremen.de/pcpc.html - verified Tue Aug 28 13:01:00 EDT 2000.
Accessibility: Both tar-packages and WWW-access to the CVS-tree from the above home page. Versions 1.1.1 and 1.2 available from OSCAR archive.
IO Format: OSCAR standard format support nearly finished. Also histograms for various observables.
Copyright: This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
User Manual: Some - still very limited - install and run instructions.
Code Reference: Full code reference (generated with doxygen).
Physics Reference: Phys. Rev. C 62, 064903 (2000) [hep-ph/0006038]


Code Name: PSM - Parton String Model
Authors: N. Armesto, N. S. Amelin, C. Pajares, D. Sousa
Contact: Nestor Armesto Nestor.Armesto.Perez@cern.ch
Description:
Home page: N/A
Accessibility: Version 1.0 available from OSCAR archive.
IO Format: Described in the manual.
Copyright: Please contact the authors.
User Manual: Install and run instructions in file 'manpsm-1.0.ps'.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: N. S. Amelin, N. Armesto, C. Pajares and D. Sousa, Eur. Phys. J. C22 (2001) 149
N. Armesto, C. Pajares and D. Sousa, Phys. Lett. B527 (2002) 92


Code Name: RQMD - Relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics
Author: Heinz Sorge
Description:
Home page: http://alba.physics.sunysb.edu/~sorge/rqmd.html - verified on Fri Jul 30 11:28:31 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Source codes are available as a compressed tar file from the above home page. Version 2.4 can be also be obtained from OSCAR archive.
Copyright: RQMD Version 2.4: Copyright 1998, Heinz Sorge. (sorge@nuclear.physics.sunysb.edu) Permission to use, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software is provided "as is" without expressed or implied warranty.
User Manual: A short description of the input and output files is available on the web.
Code Reference:
Physics Reference: H. Sorge, Phys. Rev. C52, 3291 (1995).


Code Name: UrQMD - Ultra-relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics
Authors: Steffen A. Bass, Mohamed Belkacem, Marcus Bleicher, Mathias Brandstetter, Larissa Bravina, Christoph Ernst, Lars Gerland, Markus Hofmann, Jens Konopka, Sven Soff, Christian Spieles, Henning Weber, Luke Winckelmann, Nicolai Amelin, Ludwig W. Neise, Christoph Hartnack, Jorg Aichelin, Horst Stoecker, Walter Greiner
Description: UrQMD contains hadronic (and string) degrees of freedom -- all hadronic states can be produced in string decays, s-channel collisions or resonance decays. Tabulated and parameterized experimental cross sections are used when available. Resonance absorption, decays and scattering are handled via the principle of detailed balance. The UrQMD model has been extensively tested in the SIS, AGS and SPS energy domain and provides a robust description of hadronic heavy-ion physics phenomenology.
Home page: http://www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~urqmd/ - verified Fri Mar 23 02:57:51 EST 2001.
Accessibility: Source are available via by E-mail after filling out a on-line registration form.
IO Format: Standard format, OSC1997A, is supported. Intermediate state output format, OSC1999A, is being worked on.
Copyright: UrQMD source and documentation are provided freely for the purpose of checking and reproducing published results of the authors (current list of publications and preprints).

The UrQMD collaboration favours cooperation and joint projects with outside researchers. We encourage experimental collaborations to compare their results to UrQMD. We will support you and/or cooperate on any sensible project you may wish to do with UrQMD.

In order to receive the original code, you have to accept the following statements:
  • I agree not to publish any results based on this code without explicit consent of the authors.
  • I agree to inform the authors about any changes and modifications I make to the code. Any changes to the official version have to be documented explicitly.
  • I agree not to give away the code or any fragments of it to any third party or to provide events generated with UrQMD to any third party without explicit consent of the authors.
UrQMD is a complex model. In order to ensure that it is used correctly, all results are reproducable and that the proper credits are given we ask for your understanding concerning the imposed copyright and safeguard mechanisms.
User Manual: available on the web.
Code Reference: in preparation.
Physics References: Model description and input:
1. S. A. Bass et al., Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 41, 225-370 (1998); also available as nucl-th/9803035.
2. M. Bleicher et al. J. Phys. G. in print.

UrQMD infinite matter properties:
3.M. Belkacem et al. Phys. Rev. C58, 1727-1733 (1998); also available as nucl-th/9804058.


Code Name: UVH2+1 - Ultrarelativistic Viscous Hydrodynamics solver in 2+1 dimensions
Author: Paul Romatschke
Description: Hydrodynamic code to solve Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics in 2+1D with longitudinal boost invariance. Shear stress only.
Home page: http://hep.itp.tuwien.ac.at/~paulrom/ - verified Tue Jun 10 11:15:22 EDT 2008
Accessibility: Version 0.0beta is available from homepage and can be downloaded from the OSCAR archive.
IO Format: unique output format specific to the package
Copyright: ...
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:
  1. P. Romatschke and U. Romatschke, Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 172301 (2007)


Code Name: VENUS
Author: Klaus Werner
Description:
Home page:
Accessibility:
User Manual:
Code Reference:
Physics Reference:


Code Name: VNI
Authors: Klaus Geiger, Ron Longacre, and Dinesh Srivastava
Description:
Home page: moved to http://karman.physics.purdue.edu/OSCAR-old/vni
Accessibility: Source code for versions 4.00 to 4.12 are available for download from the above home page. Version 4.12 available from OSCAR archive.
User Manual: Comp. Phys. Comm. 104, 70 (1997), also available on-line.
Code Reference: same as above.
Physics Reference:


Code Name: VNIb
Author: Steffen A. Bass
Special Note: This version of VNI contains modification made by Steffen A. Bass based on VNI 4.12 originally written by Klaus Geiger, Ron Longacre, and Dinesh Srivastava.
Description:
Home page: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~bass/vni.html - verified Fri Jul 30 12:26:38 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Source for version 4.12b available from the above home page, also from OSCAR archive.
User Manual: Same as VNI.
Code Reference: Same as VNI.
Physics Reference: the difference between VNI 4.12b and the original version VNI 4.12 was described on the home page as well as in a preprint nucl-th/9902055


Code Name: ZPC - the Zipping Parton Cascade (Zhang's Parton Cascade)
Author: Bin Zhang
Description:
Home page: http://kogroup.tamu.edu/~bzhang/ZPC/zpc.html - verified Fri Jul 30 12:37:26 EDT 1999.
Accessibility: Source code for ZPC version 1.01 available for download at the above home page, also from the OSCAR archive.
IO Format:
Copyright: ZPC is Copyright 1997 by Bin Zhang.
ZPC is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
User Manual: Comp. Phys. Comm. 109, 193 (1998); 111, 276(E) (1998).
Code Reference: Same as above.
Physics Reference:


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