26-30 November 2018
Trento, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
Five days hands-on Geant4 course organized by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia and the University of Trento will be held in Trento (Italy)  since 26th  to 30th November 2018
Geant4 is a software toolkit, written in C ++, for simulating tracking of particles in the matter with the Monte Carlo approach. 

The software is developed and maintained by an international collaboration of scientists belonging to different institutions. Geant4 can be used for applications in high energy physics, astrophysics, medical physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear physics.

An introductory section will be focused on all main aspects of the C++ basic programming.
The topics of the VI International Geant4 School will cover both high energy/nuclear physics and medical applications. Lectures will cover all aspects of the Geant4 toolkit from basic installation through advanced topics and will be interspersed with examples that build a progressively more complex application, extensible to real space and medical use.

The school is aimed at PhD students, medical physicists and young researchers working at universities or research institutes. On the last day of the School, students will have the opportunity to test their learning achievements through a written exam. The successful outcome of the test will be reported on a written certificate for those interested, to be requested on arrival, at the registration desk. A simple attendance certificate will also be available on request.

A maximum of five students (priority order) of the University of Trento (Undergraduate Master thesis Students) will be free waived.
PhD Students have to pay the regular fee.

Registration is opened, a maximum number of 50 participants will be admitted.
Registration fee
  • 250 € (early registration, within September 20th, 2018)
  • 350 € (late registration)

Participants are recommended to bring their own laptop with (preferably) Linux or OSX operating system. Those who have a Windows operating system will be able to connect, via ssh, to the specific desktop machine. Moreover, a virtual machine with a CentOS and a ready-to-use Geant4 installation will be provided in the next weeks, together with the installation instructions.
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Course Material

Web page for Qt libraries download: 
Link to the prerequisites for the Geant4 course: https://agenda.infn.it/getFile.py/access?resId=0&materialId=slides&confId=13815
Link to the Virtual Machine: http://geant4.lngs.infn.it/CentOS_INFN_Geant4.zip
Link to the exercises:
Link to the test:
Solution of the test:


Dates: from 26 November 2018 08:00 to 30 November 2018 19:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: Trento, Italy
Via al Desert, 14
Room: Protontherapy Center, Conference Room