Geant4 Monte Carlo Tutorial
June 25-27, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Building (CPB) Floor 8, Rooms 6-8
1155 Pressler St.
Houston, Texas 77030
Geant4 is a free Monte Carlo simulation toolkit for tracking particles passing through and interacting with matter. All researchers, scientists and students involved in the areas of high-energy, nuclear and accelerator physics, as well as medical physics and space science, are welcome to participate in this tutorial.
This tutorial has been approved by CAMPEP for 17 MPCEC hours.
The instructors include Makoto Asai, Joseph Perl and Dennis Wright from the Geant4 development team at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
The agenda and lectures from past tutorials by this team can be found at the SLAC Geant4 Tutorial Course website:
This is a three-day hands-on course based on the newly released Geant4 version 10.4 hosted by the Medical Physics Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. The course will cover all the application domains including high energy and nuclear physics, astrophysics and space engineering, but will focus more on the application 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 to advanced topics, and will be interspersed with hands-on sessions during which participants will build a progressively more complex application extensible for 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.
We do 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 with Geant4 installed.
The tutorial starts in the morning of June 25th (Monday) and runs through the afternoon of June 27th (Wednesday), 2018.
The conference is now closed - no on-site registration will be allowed, registration desk for the Geant4 Monte Carlo Tutorial opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018. The opening session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 and the tutorial ends at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
The registration fee covers the tutorial, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments only.
*A letter from program director or chair person is required with registration form to claim this fee.
Seats available: 80. We accept a maximum of 80 registrations. After reaching the limit, the online registration will be closed.
If a travel VISA to US is needed for attending this tutorial, please
email us to request an invitation letter. Your registration and payment confirmation will be needed as well as a letter to prove your identity, such as a graduate student or professor, with your immediate supervisor’s signature and date. The letter must be on Institutional letterhead. We cannot guarantee the successful issue of your travel VISA requested from a US Embassy or Consulate. More information for requesting a travel visa to US can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html
If you have any questions about the tutorial, please
Program Coordinator, Department of Imaging Physics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Program Manager, Department of Imaging Physics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fada Guan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50.00 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before May 31, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or email email@example.com.
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In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
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Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from each airport. SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
MD Anderson employees are encouraged to park in their normal location; however parking is available at the Mays Clinic garage – ENTRANCE 5 at (Holcombe Blvd & Bertner Ave). The garage is beneath the Mays Clinic Building. Mays Clinic is adjacent to theconference site, Duncan Building (CPB). Mays Clinic Self-parking is $12/day. Enter the garage through ENTRANCE 5 on Bertner Ave. and Holcombe Blvd.Mays Clinic Valet parking is $15/day. Enter ENTRANCE 7 at Richard JV Johnson Blvd. and Holcombe Blvd. Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.