How to simulate particle transport with Geant4

CERN will host training courses on the Geant4 toolkit for the simulation of particle transport in January and March 2020. The courses will cover diverse aspects of detector simulation for experiments in High-Energy Physics or Nuclear physics, and diverse other applications.

The course “First Steps with Geant4”, held on 21-23 January 2020, will provide an overview of the capabilities of the Geant4 simulation toolkit, and its applications in HEP detectors and beyond. Its focus will be on how to create a simple Geant4 application from scratch. Each key capability will be explained and incorporated into the application, from creating a geometry and material of the setup to selecting between the available physics options.

Seats for this course will be available exclusively to those affiliated with CERN to register via the Learning Hub until 6 December. After this date, the remaining spots will be made available to anyone else.

A second course, “Geant4 Advanced Course”, for existing Geant4 users interested to improve their understanding and usage of Geant4 will be held on 24-26 March 2020. It will cover capabilities of Geant4 relevant for creating intermediate and advanced applications in any domain, with emphasis on topics most relevant to experiments in High-Energy or Nuclear Physics. Capabilities of Geant4 related to geometry description and optimisation, propagation of tracks in electromagnetic and other fields, the simulation of optical photons and exotic particles, and the use of speedup techniques including fast simulation and event biasing will be covered.

Registration for the Advanced course is already open and will be exclusive for those affiliated with CERN, until 1 February.

The courses are mainly targeted to experimental physicists involved in High-Energy Physics or Nuclear Physics experiments. They may also be of interest to those contemplating creating or extending applications in diverse fields from medical physics (medical imaging or particle therapy), or assessing the effects of the space radiation environment on satellites.

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