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12th Fluka Course, Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA, USA

Dates of course: April 30 - May 4, 2012
Registration Open


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 website. The course will help professionals working in the Monte Carlo radiation transport fields to understand the various functions and attributes of the code.

The event is organized with the support Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Course Fee & Registration

  • The registration fee is $580 on or before March 30, 2012 and $630 after that date. The fee is intended to cover the travel cost of the faculty members and prepare the course materials.
  • Registration is limited to 40 participants. After we have received 40 PAID registrations we will accept requests for participation in case of cancellations. The contact information to be placed on a waiting list is: Jefferson Lab, Staff Services, (757)269-6930,
  • An official dinner is also planned.
  • Register

Prior Knowledge

No particular experience with FLUKA or similar Monte-Carlo packages is required, however basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX is welcome. For newcomers, not only to FLUKA but also to Linux, we strongly recommend to have a look into a Linux tutorial in order to be able to profit at maximum from the FLUKA course.


Linux laptop machines will be arranged as needed.

Personal Laptop

If you have your own laptop that you would prefer to use during the course, we would kindly ask you to bring it along and inform the course organization committee about it. It is important to verify the correct functioning of FLUKA and FLAIR (with the geoviewer-plugin) prior to the course start. If you experience problems, please contact us in advance in order to avoid installation and configuration problems during the course. You can find additional information concerning installation, needed libraries, etc. in the FLUKA Discussion Mailing List or the FAQs.

Laptop requirements

  • Laptop with Linux pre-installed
  • Check the requirements page.
    Verify Installation
    Verification Program: or check_fluka.tgz
    - Download the program
    - unpack unzip
    or tar xzvf check_fluka.tgz
    - change directory cd check_fluka
    - execute./
    The program will run a few checks and propose solutions in case of problems. If all tests have passed it will create a summary file check_fluka.out that you should send to the course organizing committee to verify that your fluka installation is working properly.
  • Laptop with only Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OS/X
  • FLUKA can run in a virtual machine, most preferably through Oracle's VirtualBox. Ensure that you have the required memory:
    PlatformMin. Memory (RAM only)
    Windows XP1 Gb
    Windows 7/Vista2 Gb
    Mac OS/X1 Gb
    Please check the FLUPIX for more information.

Last updated: 13th of April, 2012

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