LIV.DAT Students join International School on Monte Carlo Simulations

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Monte Carlo Simulations

All LIV.DAT students joined an international School on Monte Carlo simulations at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany, between 6th - 10th November.

International experts from institutions including CERN, LMU Munich and University of Barcelona, led by Dr Alfredo Ferrari from CERN, delivered the week-long programme. The School covered the fundamentals of Monte Carlo simulations including geometry definition, material assignment and scoring. It combined lectures with hands-on training during focused workshops. Participants learned how a Monte Carlo approach can be used to understand various physics problems. The FLUKA, PENELOPE and GEANT4 codes were all introduced and actively used throughout the week.

Participants at the School on Monte Carlo Simulations

LIVDAT is one of eight new CDTs created as part of a £10m investment by the STFC, and includes students from UoL and LJMU. Research at LIVDAT addresses the data challenges presented by research in astronomy, nuclear, particle and accelerator physics and is structured across three themes: Monte Carlo and Model Definition; Deep Learning and HPC; and Data Analysis.

The OMA network addresses the challenges in treatment facility design and optimization, numerical simulations for the development of advanced treatment schemes, and in beam imaging and treatment monitoring. OMA is an international consortium of more than 35 partner organizations including universities, research centres, hadron therapy facilities and industrial partners.

More information and lecture notes from the school can be found on the event home page: .