V International Geant4 School

from to (Europe/Rome)
at Catania (Italy) ( Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS-INFN) )
Via Santa Sofia 62, Catania (Italy)
Description
A five days hands-on Geant4 course organized by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare will be held in Catania (Italy) from October 23rd to 27th, 2017Geant4 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.
A section will be focused on all main aspects of the C++ basic programming.
The topics of the V 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 progressively more complex application, extensible to real space and medical use. A special section will be focused on Geant4-DNA, an extension of the toolkit dedicated to the simulations and modeling of early biological damage induced by ionising radiation at the DNA scale.
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.
Registration is opened, a maximum number of 55 participants will be admitted.
The deadline for the participation is September the 23
th and the fee is 175 
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 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: 
https://download.qt.io/archive/qt/
Link to the prerequisites for the Geant4 course => Prerequisites

Go to day
  • Monday, 23 October 2017
    • 08:30 - 09:30 Participants registration
    • 09:30 - 10:00 School introduction
    • 10:00 - 13:00 C++ basic course
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 14:30 Basis on Monte Carlo and introduction on Geant4 1h0'
      • 15:30 Geant4 installation 30'
    • 16:00 - 18:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 16:00 Installation and run of the first simple application 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:30 C++ basic course
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 11:00 Definition of geometry and material 1h0'
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 12:00 Exercises on geometry and materials 20'
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
    • 14:30 - 15:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 14:30 Exercises on geometry and materials (continue) 30'
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 15:00 Generation of primary events and particles 1h0'
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee/tea break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 16:30 Exercises on generation of events and particles 30'
  • Wednesday, 25 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 09:00 Physics models 1h0'
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 10:00 Exercises on physics models 30'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 11:00 Exercises on physics models (continue) 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Geant4 lesson
      • 11:30 Physics processes and cuts 1h0'
    • 12:30 - 13:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 12:30 Exercises on physics processes and cuts 30'
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
    • 14:30 - 15:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 14:30 Exercises on physics processes and cuts (continue) 30'
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 15:00 The sensitive detector I 1h0'
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee/tea break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Geant4 hands-on session
      • 16:30 Exercises on sensitive detector 1h0'
  • Thursday, 26 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Geant4 lesson
      • 09:00 The sensitive detector II 1h0'
      • 10:00 Action classes 30'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
    • 11:00 - 13:00 Geant4 hands-on session
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Geant4-DNA
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Geant4-DNA
    • 20:30 - 23:00 Social dinner
  • Friday, 27 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Geant4 lesson
      • 09:00 Users' interface and messengers 1h0'
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Geant4 hands-on session
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
    • 11:00 - 13:00 Geant4-DNA
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Final examination
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Delivery of attendance certificates and closure