XV Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics

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Description
This event is organized by INFN, University of Sassari and by the Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia. The Seminar offers lectures to Ph.D. students, medical physicists and young researchers working at Universities or Research Institutes.

The Seminar is organized in didactic units on software developed in the field of Medical Physics.

The lectures also include a full official basic course on the Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit. Lectures will cover all aspects of the 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.
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.

The school will also offer a small course on FPGA programming technique.



Registration is opened, a maximum number of 45 participants will be admitted.
The deadline for the participation is May the 20
th and the fee is 200 

 

A limited number of grants are available. They cover fee and accommodation expenses only. No support for travel expenses is available. 

Participants are recommended to bring their own laptop. A virtual machine with Linux-CentOS and a ready-to-use Geant4 installation will be provided in the next weeks, together with the installation instructions. The virtual machine can be run by using VirtualBox, a free software available for MacOS, Windows and some flavours of Linux: it can be downloaded from https://www.virtualbox.org.
 Students having problems with VirtualBox and/or with the virtual machine will be able to connect, via ssh, to a pre-configured local machine.

 
Staying at Hotel Porto Conte is mandatory for all the participants. 
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GEANT4 course material

Link to the virtual machine (VirtualBox compatible)
http://geant4.lngs.infn.it/CentOS_INFN_Geant4.zip

Link to the VirtualBox software
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Link to the tasks


Link to the Geant4 application in medical diagnostic energy range


Link to the test




	

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the C++ computing language and a private laptop. A ready-for-the-use Virtual Machine (CentOs7) has been prepared and can be downloaded from this link. (8 GB). The VM includes a working installation of Geant4 10.4, compiled with a few commonly-used graphical drivers, of ROOT (and more). Once the VM is unpacked (total size about 20 GB), it can be run by using VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a freeware software available for MacOS, Windows and some flavours of Linux: it can be downloaded from https://www.virtualbox.org. The credentials to access the VM are user/user (administrator is root/infn2018, to be used with care). All students are invited to download the VM well before the course and to give it a try. A local instance of the VM will be provided as a last-chance solution, for students having a Linux laptop not compatible with VirtualBox.

Material
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Go to day
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018
    • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
    • 20:30 - 21:00 Welcome address
  • Monday, 28 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 09:30 School Introduction
    • 09:30 - 10:15 Nuclear Physics and Medicine: a challenging collaboration 45'
      Speaker: Giacomo Cuttone (LNS)
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Applications of Geant4 in Hadrontherapy 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Marco Pinto (LMU, Munchen)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    • 11:30 - 13:00 FPGA 1h30'
    • 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch + Break
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Geant4 School: Installation and practical session
      Convener: Ms. Giada Petringa (LNS)
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Geant4 School: peractical session on installation (Task0)
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Geant4 School: Geometry and Material definition
    • 19:30 - 21:30 Dinner
  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018
    • 09:30 - 10:15 Radiobiology applications of Nuclear physics calculations 45'
      Speaker: Emanuele Scifoni (TIFP)
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Simulation tools for hadrontherapy: treatment planning and radiobiological simulations 45'
      Speaker: Andrea Attili (TO)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    • 11:30 - 13:00 FPGA 1h30'
    • 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch + break
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Geant4 School: practical session on Geometry (Task1)
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Geant4 School: Generation of primary events and particles and practical session
      Convener: Ms. Giada Petringa (LNS)
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Geant4 School: practical session on primary events (Task2)
    • 18:30 - 19:30 Geant4 School: particles, processes and physics lists
    • 19:30 - 21:30 Dinner
  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018
    • 09:30 - 10:15 Measuring normality and pathology in medical imaging. From the physical signals to diagnosis, fighting the sources of noise and variability. 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Paolo Bosco (INFN - Pisa)
    • 10:15 - 11:00 The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project 45'
      Speaker: Michele Migliore
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 12:15 Introduction to Gravitational Waves 45'
      Speaker: Fulvio Ricci (ROMA1)
    • 12:15 - 13:00 The future of Gravitational Wave detection is passing through Sardinia 45'
      Speaker: Enrico Calloni (NA)
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch + break
    • 15:15 - 16:00 GeantV R&D: meeting the challenges of future HEP simulation software 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Marilena Bandieramonte
    • 17:30 - 23:30 Social Event: Trip to Alghero and Social Dinner
      Trip to Alghero and social dinner
  • Thursday, 31 May 2018
    • 09:30 - 10:15 Medical imaging with synchrotron radiation 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Luigi Rigon (TS)
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Overview of the Geant4-DNA extension of the Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit 45'
      Speaker: Dr. SEBASTIEN INCERTI (CNRS/IN2P3/CENBG)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 13:00 FPGA 1h30'
    • 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch + break
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Geant4 School: models and cuts
      Convener: Dr. Giada Petringa (LNS)
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Geant4 School: practical session on physics models and cuts (Task3)
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Geant4 School: User action classes
    • 19:00 - 19:30 Geant4 School: practical session on User Action (Task4a)
    • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner
  • Friday, 1 June 2018
    • 09:30 - 11:00 FPGA 1h30'
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee breack
    • 13:30 - 15:30 Lunch + break
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Geant4 School: Sensitive detector
      Convener: Giuseppe Cirrone (LNS)
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Geant4 School: practical session on sensitive detector (Task4b and Task4c)
    • 17:30 - 19:30 Final examination and certification issue