Geant4 Beginners Course @ CERN

Europe/Zurich
31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

CERN

1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
105
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Description

              

Tutorial on Geant4 for users interested to begin or improve their usage of Geant4. Appropriate for creating applications in any domain, with emphasis on topics most relevant to experiments in High Energy or Nuclear Physics. This is a hands-on tutorial course based on Geant4 version 10.5.

Lectures will cover all aspects of Geant4 from the basic building blocks of Geant4 through intermediate topics, interspersed with examples that build a progressively more complex application extensible to real use.

The course is expected to be of interest to novices and those with basic or partial familiarity with Geant4. Participants are expected to have a reasonable knowledge of C++.

Registration

The cost for the course is 100 CHF. Pre-registration is required as capacity is limited. The course was created for users with CERN affiliation (experiment or other), and a limited number of places are available for 'external' Geant4 users. 

NOTE that Registration has ended - all course places are taken. The waiting list for the course was at the linked Indico event, but is also full. 

Note: if you have secured a place in the course your registration will only be  complete after you have paid the course fee.

Laptop and Preinstallation of Geant4 are Required

Users must bring a laptop capable of running Geant4, equipped with a wireless internet connection. CERN will not offer any computers for tutorial participants. Minimum required free disk space to install the Geant4 Virtual Machine is about 25 GB; the recommended amount of RAM is 2 GB or over.

Participants are expected to arrive with a working installation of Geant4. At the start of the tutorial there will be an exercise that serves as a basic check the installation of Geant4 and related libraries, to ensure that it is working adequately and to attempt to correct minor difficulties.

We require the use of the Geant4 Virtual Machine as the baseline installation of Geant4. Users must have this installed on their machine, to ensure that they can undertake the exercises in an environment which supports all necessary functionality.

An additional, alternative installation can be created by users, with native compilers. Supported systems and C++ compilers for this are listed in the Geant4 Installation Guide. If you have questions about whether your laptop is appropriate, or problems about installing Geant4, see the Geant4 Installation Guide, and/or the Geant4 Installation and Configuration Discussion Forum.

Pre-requisites: 

  • Basic knowledge of the C++ language 
  • Basic knowledge of MC simulation techniques 
  • Availability of a laptop with Virtual Machine pre-installed (see the instructions for VM installation)

Objectives: 

  • Acquire basic understanding of particle transport Monte Carlo
  • Acquire basic knowledge and experience in using the Geant4 simulation toolkit
Organized by

CERN Technical Training

  • Tuesday, 22 January
    • 09:00 10:30
      Introduction 1h 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • General introduction to the course
      • Basics of particle transport Monte Carlo
      • Global structure of Geant4
      • Run,event, track, step, trajectory, etc.
      • User classes
      Speaker: John Apostolakis (CERN)
    • 10:30 10:45
      Coffee break 15m 31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      CERN

      30
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    • 10:45 11:25
      User Documents and Examples 40m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Installation Guide
      • Application & Toolkit developers manuals
      • Physics reference manual
      • Basic examples in Geant4 distribution
      • Extended and advanced examples in Geant4 distribution
      • GitHub, LXR source code browser
      • Reporting problems/requirements, HyperNews
      Speaker: Gunter Folger (CERN)
    • 11:25 11:45
      User Interface - I 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Syntax of UI command
      • Interactive mode / batch mode
      • G4UIExecutive class
      Speaker: Mihaly Novak (CERN)
    • 11:45 12:05
      Visualization - I 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Introduction to Visualization
      • Quick Looks at Visualization Drivers
      • Basic Visualization Commands
      Speaker: Mihaly Novak (CERN)
    • 12:05 12:25
      Scoring - I 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Sensitive detectors & Hits
      • Basic scoring commands
      Speaker: John Apostolakis (CERN)
    • 12:25 12:45
      User Actions, Hits and Digits 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Mandatory user actions
      • Optional user actions
      • Sensitive detectors
      • Hit/digits collections
      Speaker: Witold Pokorski (CERN)
    • 12:45 14:00
      Lunch 1h 15m Restaurant #1 or #2

      Restaurant #1 or #2

      CERN

    • 14:00 14:20
      Multithreading - I 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Introduction to multithreading
      • UI commands for multithreading
      Speaker: John Apostolakis (CERN)
    • 14:20 14:50
      Hands-on - I 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Guide to Geant4 installation
      • Execute a few basic examples
      Speakers: John Apostolakis (CERN), Witold Pokorski (CERN)
    • 14:50 15:20
      Material Definition 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Defining Materials
      • NIST Material database
      Speaker: Mihaly Novak (CERN)
    • 15:20 15:35
      Coffee break 15m 31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      CERN

      30
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    • 15:35 17:05
      Geometry - I 1h 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • G4VUserDetectorConstruction class
      • Geometrical shapes: solids
      • Logical & Physical volumes
      • Placements, Parametrised, Replicated volumes, basics
      • Geometry checking tools
      • GDML interface
      • Magnetic field, basics
      Speaker: Gabriele Cosmo (CERN)
    • 17:05 18:05
      Hands-on II 1h 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      Materials & simple geometry exercise

      Speakers: Gabriele Cosmo (CERN), John Apostolakis (CERN)
  • Wednesday, 23 January
    • 09:00 09:20
      Generators 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • G4VUserPrimaryGeneratorAction class
      • Primary vertex and primary particle
      • Built-in primary particle generators
      • Interfaces with external generators
      Speaker: Witold Pokorski (CERN)
    • 09:20 09:40
      Particles and processes 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Particles
      • Processes
      • What happens at a step
      • Cuts
      Speaker: Vladimir Ivantchenko (CERN)
    • 09:40 10:30
      Physics - I 50m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Introduction
      • G4VUserPhysicsList class
      • Modular physics list
      • Packaged physics lists
      • Choosing appropriate physics List
      • Extending a physics list
      • Use of generic physics list
      Speaker: Vladimir Ivantchenko (CERN)
    • 10:30 10:45
      Coffee break 15m 31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      CERN

      30
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    • 10:45 11:25
      Hands-on - III 40m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      Electromagnetic examples

      Speakers: Mihaly Novak (CERN), Vladimir Ivantchenko (CERN)
    • 11:25 11:55
      Electromagnetic physics - I 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Electromagnetic processes
      • Energy loss
      • Multiple scattering
      • Electromagnetic models
      • Electromagnetic parameters
      • Electromagnetic physics constructors
      Speaker: Mihaly Novak (CERN)
    • 11:55 12:35
      Hands-on - IV 40m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      Exercise on EM physics

      Speakers: Mihaly Novak (CERN), Vladimir Ivantchenko (CERN)
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch break 1h 25m Restaurant #1 or #2

      Restaurant #1 or #2

      CERN

    • 14:00 15:30
      Hadronics physics - I 1h 30m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      • Introduction (what is it, why we need it, what are the challenges)
      • Overview of the hadronic physics framework
      • Hadronic cross-sections
      • Hadronic final-state models
      • Hadronic data libraries
      • Exercises
      Speaker: Alberto Ribon (CERN)
    • 15:30 15:45
      Coffee break 15m 31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      31-3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      CERN

      30
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    • 15:45 17:00
      Questions & Answers 1h 15m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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      Discussion session

      Speaker: John Apostolakis (CERN)
    • 17:00 17:20
      Adjourn 20m 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

      1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland
      105
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