The Glasgow NA62 Group

Summary of research carried out by the NA62 Group at Glasgow PPE


We contribute to a wide range of topics, including Grid simulations, MC software, and physics analysis.

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Participating people are David Britton, Dan Protopopescu, Ian Skillicorn, and students.

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NA62 Wiki

Please visit our wiki to find documentation and to follow the progress of our work for NA62.

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Production Interface

Grid Production Toolkit custom-built for NA62 (2013-2022)

A complex custom-built job submission and management system, with built-in resource optimisation, file catalogue, detailed accounting, etc. Visit the production portal.

Neural network

Machine Learning Tools for Event Selection (2018-2021)

Employing combinations of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods for physics event selection, with the aim of improving experimental yield and measurement accuracy. See the LFTM project

Monte Carlo Validation automatic checks (2020-2022)

Rigorous comparisons between experimental data and MC simulations, to verify the accurate implementation of the detector model and responses in the simulation software. For details see this page and this paper.

MC Validation

Kinematic Fitting (2017-2018)

Improvements of the resolution in missing mass and and gamma- gamma mass as result of constrained fits are demonstrated via studies of reconstructed K+ → π+ + π0 events. Details and results can be found in this paper.


A VME Crate in the NA62 hall

TDAQ Expertise for a FPGA-based Trigger and Data Acquisition system (2014-2015)

Development of soft- and hardware for the L0 trigger system by B. Angelucci. Read more in this JINST paper.

Fortran Code Snippet

Simulation Software Pion decay MC Generators (2014-2016)

MC generators for the π → lνγ process were studied, comparing existing NA62 code with PiENu and KLOE implementations. Read more in this CERN note.

Dave Britton

David Britton

Professor/Group Leader

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Dan Protopopescu

Dan Protopopescu

Research Fellow

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Ian Skillicorn

Ian Skillicorn

Emeritus Professor

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Alan Norton

Alan Norton

Visiting Researcher

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CERN technical notes

Kinematic Fit Studies of the Channel K+ → π+ π0 NA62-18-07
Radiative Pion Decay Monte Carlo Generators for NA62 NA62-14-10
A computing Model for NA62 NA62-14-03
NA62 Grid Monte Carlo Production Tools NA62-13-12
Automated Comparison Tools for NA62 Monte Carlo Validation NA62-21-06


Monte Carlo s/w howto
Grid production howto
Production rota howto
MC Validation local resources

External links

NA62 CERN Homepage
NA62 Grid Production eLog
MC Validation tasks