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.
The deadline for the participation is May the 20th 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.
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 http://geant4.lngs.infn.it/alghero2018/introduction/
Link to the Geant4 application in medical diagnostic energy range Link to the test
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.