CERN Technical Training 2008: Learning for the LHC!

FLUKA Workshop 2008: 23-27 June 2008

FLUKA is a fully integrated particle physics Monte-Carlo simulation package. It has many applications in high energy experimental physics and engineering, shielding, detector and telescope design, cosmic ray studies, dosimetry, medical physics and radio-biology. More information, as well as related publications can be found on the FLUKA official website (

This year, the CERN FLUKA Team, in collaboration with INFN and SC/RP, is organizing a FLUKA beginner’s course, held at CERN for the first time. Previous one-week courses were given in Frascati (Italy), twice in Houston (Texas, US), Pavia (Italy), as well as in Legnaro (Italy). At CERN, continuous lectures are provided in the framework of locally scheduled ‘FLUKA User Meetings’ (

This new dedicated one-week CERN training course will be an opportunity for new users to learn the basics about FLUKA, as well as offer the possibility to deepen their knowledge about the underlying models for more experienced users. The course is open to everybody already using FLUKA, or intending to do so.

No particular experience with FLUKA or similar Monte-Carlo packages is required, however basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX is essential. For newcomers to Linux, we strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with Linux, using a Linux Tutorial (e.g., to profit fully from the FLUKA course.

A course contribution of 300CHF is required to enrol for the course. The fee is entirely used to cover travel and lodging cost for external lecturers, course material, and coffee breaks.

If you are interested in the FLUKA Workshop 2008, please discuss with your supervisor and/or your Departmental Training Officer. Online registration is available via the training catalogue and the detailed program is available on the CERN FLUKA Course website where you also find further organizational details, the future final lecture schedules well as any other related news.

Organisers: Markus BRUGGER / AB-ATB / 76556, Silvia SCHUH / HR-SMD / 79871