Jan 14 – 19, 2024
University of Pavia, Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

Welcome to the One-Week School on Geant4 with focus on medical physics applications and Geant4_DNA

We are delighted to invite you to the One-Week School on Geant4 with focus on the medical applications of nuclear physics, to be held in the historic city of Pavia, Italy, and organized jointly by the University of Pavia, the Section of Pavia and the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN). This educational event is aimed at exploring the advancements of the Geant4 toolkit in the field of medical physics with special lectures dedicated to Geant4_DNA, for the first time in Italy.

Pavia, known for its rich scientific heritage, has emerged as a vibrant hub for medical physics. This is attributed to the fruitful collaborations between INFN, the University of Pavia and Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO). These partnerships have led to groundbreaking advancements in medical physics research, making Pavia an ideal setting for this educational endeavor.

At this school, you will have the privilege of learning from distinguished experts in the field. Notably, three of our speakers are members of the Geant4_DNA collaboration, bringing you unparalleled insights into this innovative framework.

The core focus of this event is Geant4 and its applications in medical physics. Geant4 is a powerful simulation toolkit used to model the passage of particles through matter, an essential tool for radiation therapy, diagnostics, and imaging. Within this realm, Geant4_DNA assumes a pivotal role. Geant4_DNA provides a sophisticated platform for simulating the interactions of radiation with biological systems at the molecular level, enabling more accurate and detailed simulations of the effects of radiation on living tissues. This, in turn, has implications for the development of advanced treatment techniques and improved patient care.

Join us in Pavia for a week of in-depth exploration, insightful discussions, and hands-on experience with Geant4. We aim at expanding your knowledge and we hope to inspire your future work.

Stay tuned for more updates and details on registration, schedule, and speakers. We look forward to welcoming you to the heart of medical physics in Pavia.

For inquiries, please contact us through the contact form.

The organizing committee 

Virtual Machine and hands-on material:

Participants are recommended to bring their own laptops. A virtual machine with Linux-CentOS and a ready-to-use Geant4 and python installation will be made available.

Organising Institutions:



University of Pavia, Physics Department
Room A101
Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, PV, Italy
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