2022 FLUKA.CERN course
FLUKA course organised by CERN @ ULB in collaboration with the Accelerator Physics and Advanced Proton Therapy research group

Short presentation

At CERN, we probe the fundamental structure of the particles that make up everything around us. We do so using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments. FLUKA is an important tool for calculations of particle transport and interactions with matter, including physics models, and covering an extended range of applications.

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  • Programme title
    2022 FLUKA.CERN course
  • Programme mnemonic
    formation
  • Programme organised by
    • Centre de formation continue en Technologies et en Sciences
    • Brussels School of Engineering
  • Title type
    formation continue
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Sciences/Engineering sciences
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    english
  • Programme duration
    short (2 to 5 days)
  • Campus
    Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Sciences and technics - Sciences/Sciences and technics - Sciences and technics/Sciences and technics - Engineering sciences
  • Exam board – additional information
    Prof. Nicolas PAULY

    http://protons.ulb.be

Details

General information

Title type

formation continue

Programme duration

short (2 to 5 days)

Learning language(s)

english

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Sciences and technics - Sciences/Sciences and technics - Sciences and technics/Sciences and technics - Engineering sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)
logo TechSci logo polytech

Presentation

The 22nd FLUKA course teaches basic use of FLUKA and FLAIR graphical interface, including geometry, scoring and main simulation options. The course will be hosted at ULB by the Accelerator Physics and Advanced Proton Therapy research group (http://protons.ulb.be), at the Nuclear Metrology Department, Brussels School of Engineering (ULB, Brussels, Belgium).

FLUKA is a general purpose Monte Carlo code able to describe the transport and interaction of any particle and nucleus type in complex geometries over an energy range extending from thermal neutrons to ultrarelativistic hadron collisions. It has many different applications in accelerator design, detector studies, dosimetry, radiation protection, medical physics, and space research.

It has been built with the aim of including the best physics models in terms of completeness and precision, through a microscopic approach where each step has sound physics bases. Reliability is pursued by comparing with particle production data at single interaction level. No tuning on integral data, like calorimeter resolutions, thick target yields etc., is performed. Therefore, final predictions are obtained with minimal free parameters, fixed for all energies and target/projectile combinations. Results in complex problems as well as scaling laws and properties come out naturally from the underlying physics models and the basic conservation laws are fulfilled a priori. Moreover, the microscopic approach preserves correlations within interactions and among the particle shower components, and it provides predictions where no experimental data is available. Powerful biasing techniques are built-in to allow to critically reduce computing time when needed. Transport in magnetic field is also performed.

Attending

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Presentations on campus

Hands-on training sessions with FLUKA code

  • FLUKA is including the best physics models in terms of completeness and precision, through a microscopic approach where each step has sound physics bases.
  • FLUKA covers an extended range of applications spanning from proton and electron accelerator shielding to target design, calorimetry,  activation, dosimetry, detector design, Accelerator Driven Systems, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, radiotherapy etc.

At CERN, our work helps to uncover what the universe is made of and how it works. We do this by providing a unique range of particle accelerator facilities to researchers, to advance the boundaries of human knowledge.

The Laboratory, established in 1954, has become a prime example of international collaboration.

Our mission is to:

  • provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge.
  • perform world-class research in fundamental physics.
  • unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all.

Calendar & registration

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge

No particular experience with FLUKA or similar Monte-Carlo packages is required, however basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX is necessary, as well as reasonably fluent use of a plain-text editor and the ability to navigate through a file tree. For newcomers, not only to FLUKA but also to Linux, we strongly recommend spending some time on a Linux tutorial (in particular sections 1 to 5 of the outline) in order to fully profit from the FLUKA training.

Computers

Participants are expected to verify beforehand that FLUKA 4-1 and Flair 3.1 have been installed on their machines under either Linux or Windows (WSL) and are up and running so that they can participate in the hands-on and exercise sessions. Further instructions will follow.

Target audience

Students and professionals working on radiation physics problems. Limited number of participants.

Programme

Introduction to FLUKA

Hands-on training using FLUKA

Advanced use of FLAIR graphical interface