PG2023: Hands-On Session

The Hands-On Sessions are essential components of the Summer School Program. They target to provide participants with practical experience on some popular software tools in experimental particle physics. 

The sessions are co-organized and supervised by:

-- Jing Liu, University of South Dakota 

-- Felix Hagemann, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich

The notes and instructions provided by the two supervisors are as follows:

** Felix Hagemann (2023/5/20)

For the pulse shape simulation part of the tutorial, we will be using the software package SolidStateDetectors.jl written in the easy-to-use programming language Julia.

Please download Julia (ideally version 1.9, minimum version 1.7) onto your laptops to be able to participate in the pulse shape simulation tutorials.

Installation guides can be found here:

**  Jing Liu   (2023/3/27)

This 3-hour hand-on mini lecture on Geant4 is designed for students who have little to no knowledge about Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation of radiation/particle interacting with matter (detectors or their shielding structures). Students are expected to follow along the instruction during the lecture to run a Geant4 simulation of  gamma rays interacting with a germanium detector. By the end of the lecture, a ROOT file that contains gamma-ray hit information in the detector will be created. The information will be used as the input for a subsequent lecture on pulse-shape simulation led by Felix Hagemann.  

In order to make sure that we can achieve the tasks outlined above, we need to get prepared in advance, including installing a few programs. The first one is called Docker Desktop. I made a YouTube video to guide you through the installation process:

The second one is called a X-window server. I mentioned it in another video:

Please make sure that these two pieces of software are installed and working in your laptops before our lecture.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Taiwan!