Mar 26 – 27, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone


Tutorial on Geant4 for users interested to improve their understanding and usage of Geant4. Appropriate for creating intermediate and advanced 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 the most advanced features of Geant4 starting from the basic building blocks covered in the beginners course, interspersed with examples tailored to the lectures.

The course is expected to be of interest to users with intermediate experience in Geant4 and familiarity with the toolkit. Participants are expected to have a reasonable knowledge of C++.


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 is available for 'external' Geant4 users. 

The course is FULL, and places freed up were filled from the waiting list.

Note: if you have obtained a place in the course, your registration will 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 20 GB; the recommended amount of RAM is 4 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 Geant4 installation with native compilers, may be useful to users. 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.


  • Basic knowledge of the C++ language 
  • Basic knowledge of MC simulation techniques
  • Knowledge and basic experience in using the Geant4 simulation toolkit, having followed the Geant4 beginners course or equivalent knowledge
  • Availability of a laptop with Virtual Machine pre-installed (see the instructions for VM installation)


  • Acquire deeper understanding of particle transport Monte Carlo
  • Acquire additional knowledge and experience in using the Geant4 simulation toolkit
593-R-010 - CERN Training Center
1 Esplanade des Particules 1213 Meyrin, Switzerland