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an Extensive Air Shower Simulation Program
Original author(s) Dieter Heck, Tanguy Pierog, Institut für Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany;
Johannes Knapp, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, England
Developer(s) CORSIKA collaboration
Stable release
6.990 / Nov 11, 2011
Type Particle physics
License CORSIKA is available to every scientist free of charge (more)

CORSIKA (COsmic Ray SImulations for KAscade) is a physics computer software for simulation of extensive air showers induced by high energy cosmic rays. It may be used up to and beyond the highest energies of 100 EeV.

Program utilizes VENUS, QGSJET, and DPMJET models, which are based on the Gribov-Regge theory and SIBYLL based on a minijet model. Hadronic interactions at lower energies are described either by the GHEISHA module, by FLUKA, or by the UrQMD model.

It can be used to simulate the generation of Cherenkov radiation and neutrinos.

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