Geant 4 at SLAC

Geant4 Tutorial 2018 @ MD Anderson

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
June 25th-27th, 2018

This is a three day hands-on tutorial course based on Geant4 version 10.4-patch01 hosted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It will cover all the application domains including high energy and nuclear physics, astrophysics and space engineering, but will focus more on the applications of medical physics. A special topic on the application of Geant4-based TOPAS Monte Carlo system in medical physics will be also presented.

The lectures will cover all aspects of the toolkit of Geant4 from basic installation through advanced topics, and will be interspersed with hands-on sessions during which participants will 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++ and Linux OS. Each participant will receive a certificate after completing the training.


The tutorial starts in the morning of June 25th (Monday) and runs through the afternoon of June 27th (Wednesday). The detailed agenda will be linked here as soon as it gets ready. Tutorial slides and hands-on instructions will be linked to the agenda by the start of the tutorial.

Laptop Required

We will not provide computers for the hands-on training during the tutorial. Participants are recommended to bring their own laptop, preferably with Linux OS or macOS installed. For users who have Windows OS, it is recommended to have a Linux OS virtual machine installed, or be able to connect to a remote desktop or cluster of your own.

We strongly encourage/recommend the participants to install Geant4 version 10.4-patch01 in advance of the tutorial. Geant4 version 10.4-patch01 is available at this site, and full instruction of installing Geant4 version 10.4-patch01 is linked here. Please make sure to install your Geant4 in Multithreaded mode.


The capacity is limited to 80 on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration fee is $600 per participant covering the tutorial, breakfast, lunch and refreshment. The on-line registration will be closed after June 1st, 2018 or after all the available 80 seats are filled.

       Registration is now open. Secured registration page is here.

Accommodation and travel

The tutorial organizers will not offer lodging services, but suggestions are linked in the registration page. Travel information is also linked in the same page.

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