Geant4 Training Course

chaired by Luciano Pandola (LNGS and LNS), Maddalena Antonello (LNGS)
from to (Europe/Rome)
at Gran Sasso Science Institute ( Library )
Viale Francesco Crispi, 7 - 67100 L'Aquila
Description
The course will present a full overview of the main characteristics of the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit, including Geant4 installation for Linux, geometry, tracking and physics processes. The goal of the course is to make the participants able to install Geant4 and to implement their own simple Geant4-based applications. The course will cover one week (Monday-Friday), with both theoretical lessons (approx. 20 hours) and hands-on practical sessions (approx. 16 hours). The course is open to researchers and students interested to Monte Carlo Methods, and in particular to physics of rare events. Please note that a limited number of 20 participants can be admitted. There are no participation fees.

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of the C++ computing language is required. Partecipants will need their own Personal Computer, equipped to support ssh connections with graphical windows (X11 forwarding) to a Linux machine that will be made available.
For Windows users, SSH Secure Shell (or putty) and xming-mesa are suggested. Additional fonts may be needed if willing to use emacs as text editor. The xming server must be launched before staring the SSH connection. To configure the SSH secure shell client for grafical forwarding: Edit->Settings->Tunneling. The select the "Tunnel X11 connections" and click "OK".
No additional software is needed for Linux and Mac users.

Additional material will be available online or distributed in electronic format.
The exercises for the hands-on training session will be posted in this webpage

Contact: seminars@gssi.infn.it



Participants Federica Agostini; Lucia Ambrogi; Axel Boeltzig; Maria Bossa; Filippo Bragato; Valerio D'Andrea; Marta D'Angelo; Stefano Davini; Stefano Dell'Oro; Ilia Drachnev; Federico Ferraro; Bjoern Lehnert; Simone Marcocci; Valeria Monti; Francesco Tortorici
Contact seminars@gssi.infn.it
Go to day
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    • 10:30 - 13:00 Introduction to Geant4
      Introduction to the GEANT4 toolkit (fields of application and research)
      Introduction to GEANT4-BASED USER APPLICATIONS
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Installation and Databases
      Illustration of the Toolkit Installation procedure; Introduction to the Geant4 Databases
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial Session
  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Geometry
      Units of Measurements / Materials / Solids and Volumes
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
    • 11:00 - 13:00 Tutorial Session
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Advanced Geometry and Primary generation
      Material: slides pdf filedown arrow
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial Session
  • Wednesday, 14 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Physics - part I
      Particles / Tracking / Cuts 
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
    • 11:00 - 13:00 Tutorial Session
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Physics - part II
      Physics Models / Physics List
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial Session
  • Thursday, 15 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Interaction with the kernel - part I
      User Action Classes / Sensitive Detectors / Geant4 Native Scoring
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
    • 11:00 - 13:00 Tutorial Session
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Interaction with the kernel - part II
      G4analysis Tools / User-defined Hits / ASCII  and ROOT output files
      Material: slides pdf file}
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial Session
  • Friday, 16 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Extra capabilities (overview) - part I
      Visualization / UI and custom messengers 
      Material: slides pdf filedown arrow
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Extra capabilities (overview) - part II
      Biasing / Q&A / buffer
      Material: slides pdf file}