STAR Peripheral Collisions Simulation Software

STAR Peripheral Collisions Simulation Software

STARLight is a Monte Carlo Model for two-photon interactions developed by Spencer Klein and Evan Scannapieco. It can generate two-photon events with a selection of final states in heavy-ion collisions, and calculates cross sections. The phyiscs and the calculations are described in STAR Note 243 Some information on how to use the program is available on the web:

STARLight usage (old)

The latest documentation is available at


The code itself and further information on how to compile and run it may be obtained by contacting:

Spencer Klein, Janet Seger, or Joakim Nystrand

Web Manager of this page: Spencer Klein .