Geant4 Tutorial 2007

SLAC - Redwood Room

14-18 May 2007

This is a four day hands-on tutorial course based on Geant4 version 8.2.p01. 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, May 14th and adjourns at 17:00 on Friday, May 18th. There is no tutorial on the morning of Wednesday, May 16th due to the unavailability of the meeting room, but a SLAC site tour may be arranged by request.

The final agenda includes links to all of the presentations.

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 8.2.p01 are here.

If you have questions about whether your laptop is appropriate, or problems about installing Geant4, see the Geant4 Installation Guide, the Geant4 Installation and Configuration Discussion Forum or contact the Tutorial Organizers.


The course will be given at no charge, but pre-registration is requested since capacity will be strictly limited to 50 attendees.

Registration has already hit to the maximum capacity and we closed the registration. Thank you for your interest on our tutorial.

Tutorial materials are publicly available from the agenda page.

Accomodation, travel and visa information

is available here.

Organizing Committee

SLAC Geant4 Team
Contact the Tutorial Organizers