The course will help professionals working in the Monte Carlo radiation transport fields to understand the various functions and attributes of the code. This is a beginners course, with the last day emphasis given to medical applications.
The event is organized with the support of Shanghai Proton and Heavy-Ion Center (SPHIC*), in particular of Drs. Wen Chien Hsi and Michael Moyers.
* [The pencil beam scanning technology of proton and carbon-ion is used with Siemens particle therapy system. Beside the particle therapy system, SPHIC is also equipped to provide chemotherapy with the cancer screening and diagnosis service. With the support from Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, SPHIC is committed to provide exceptional care to cancer patients through advanced technology and commitment to ground breaking research].
There is a course fee - including the official dinner and five lunches - amounting to
- 600 CHF for users from Academic Institutions
- 1600 CHF for commercial users
Like all previous courses, the intake is limited (to 30 participants) and acceptance will be on a first come first served basis.
Registration can be done by completing and submitting the registration form. In case the limit on the number of participants will be exceeded during the registration stage, a waiting list will be set up. Please make arrangements for the payment as soon as you will get the respective details and anyway by Sunday September 11, 2016. After that date, if any of the accepted registrations will turn out not to be finalized yet by the fee payment, people from the waiting list will be allowed to proceed in turn through the fee payment and validate their application.
No particular experience with FLUKA or similar Monte-Carlo packages is required, however basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX is welcome. For newcomers, not only to FLUKA but also to Linux, we strongly recommend to have a look into a Linux tutorial in order to be able to profit at maximum from the FLUKA course.
Only 5 Linux laptop machines will be arranged. Each participant is required to bring along his/her own laptop with installed Fluka/Flair code.