Geant 4 at SLAC

SLAC Geant4 Tutorial 2009

SLAC - Kavli Auditorium
November 2nd-6th, 2009

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This is a four day hands-on tutorial course based on Geant4 version 9.2.p02. Lectures cover all aspects of Geant4 from basic installation through advanced topics and will be interspersed with examples that build a progressively more complex application extensible to real use.

The course should be of interest both to complete novices and to those who already have some basic familiarity with Geant4. Participants are expected to have a reasonable knowledge of C++.


The tutorial starts at 14:00 on Monday, November 2nd and adjourns at 12:30 on Friday, November 6th. Additional discussion for selected topics may be arranged in the afternoon of 6th. The detailed agenda is here.

Laptop Required

Users should bring a Geant4-capable laptop with a wireless internet connection. SLAC will not offer any computers for tutorial participants. Minimum required free disk space to install Geant4 is about 500MB (1 GB for Windows/VisualC++). Supported systems and C++ compilers are listed here.

Though we will briefly cover the installation of Geant4 and related libraries on the first day of the tutorial, we strongly encourage/recommend the participants to install Geant4 in advance of the tutorial. Full instructions of installing Geant4 9.2.p02 are here. If you have installed an older version of Geant4, please make sure to update your installation to the latest version.

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.


The course will be given at no charge, but pre-registration is required since capacity will be limited to 90 attendees.

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