May 27, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Europe/Rome timezone
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
 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)

Link to the VirtualBox software

Link to the tasks

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 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.