Geant4 tutorial course at Vanderbilt University
Posted by Staff (Friday November 21 2003 @ 06:08PM EST) [ ]
A Geant4 (Version 6.0) tutorial course will take place at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on January 12-14th, 2004. The tutorial will be conducted by instructors from SLAC and will be aimed at novice and middle level users and application developers. The classes will consist of lectures, hands-on tryouts and open discussions.

GEANT4 is a toolkit simulating passage of particles through matter. It is used in diverse applications, including simulation of high energy and nuclear physics experiments, radiation shielding, space radiation transport and effects, and medical physics. For more information on Geant4, please visit the collaboration's web page at

The registration fee will be $170.00. Registration begins on Nov 21st, and will be limited to no more than 50 registrants, by available space. For more information on the tutorial and registration, please visit the tutorial course web page

The course will deal specifically with GEANT4 on Linux environments using g++ 3.2 or higher. Participants will be expected to bring their own laptop computers. Both wireless and cabled internet accesses are provided (cable itself is not provided). Laptop can be either

- running on Linux, or
- whatever OS with access to user's remote Linux machine

Participants will be expected to install Geant4 Version 6.0, (to be released on December 12th) beforehand. For the installation of Geant4 version 6.0, please visit

On the second day of this tutorial course, each participants (or group of participants) are asked to give a brief self-introduction presentation with a couple of slides to explain what they want to do with Geant4. Each presentation will be no more than 5 minutes, each group will only be given one time slot. Participation is highly encouraged but not mandatory.

This tutorial course is being organized by Geant4 team at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Radiation and Effects Analysis Group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Vanderbilt's Radiation Effects and Reliability Group.

For your information, the second Geant4 Space Users' Workshop will be held at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on May 10-12th, 2004. The information of the Workshop will be circulated shortly.

Makoto Asai (SLAC)
Robert Reed (NASA/GSFC)
Robert Weller (Vanderbilt)
On behalf of tutorial organizers

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