LeptonInjector and LeptonWeighter: A neutrino event generator and weighter for neutrino observatories

Published: 11 June 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/662gkpjfd9.1
IceCube Collaboration


We present a high-energy neutrino event generator, called LeptonInjector, alongside an event weighter, called LeptonWeighter. Both are designed for large-volume Cherenkov neutrino telescopes such as IceCube. The neutrino event generator allows for quick and flexible simulation of neutrino events within and around the detector volume, and implements the leading Standard Model neutrino interaction processes relevant for neutrino observatories: neutrino-nucleon deep-inelastic scattering and neutrino-electron annihilation. In this paper, we discuss the event generation algorithm, the weighting algorithm, and the main functions of the publicly available code, with examples.



Computational Physics, Neutrino Physics