FLUKA online training for beginners (Sept/Oct 2020)

Dear FLUKA users,

We hope this message finds you well.

As you may remember, the pandemic unfortunately forced us to postpone the announced March 2020 FLUKA Beginners’ School at CERN. In view of the practical difficulties to hold a course in physical-presence mode, and of the received survey feedback many of you kindly provided, we hereby announce the opportunity to participate in an upcoming FLUKA beginners’ training, to be held online via Zoom.

This online training will consist of a series of lectures and exercises, carefully crafted to allow a novice user to master the basic operation of FLUKA and its powerful graphical user interface Flair. It will be assumed that participants are registered FLUKA users at https://fluka.cern/ and have installed the latest released version of both FLUKA (4.0) and Flair (3.1) in their machines. No installation support will be provided during the online training, but technical questions can of course be addressed to this forum.

Two consecutive instances of the training will be offered so as to accommodate the largest number of participants and different time-zones:

  1. September 21 - October 2, 3PM-7PM Geneva local time (CEST)
  2. October 5 - October 16, 9AM-1PM Geneva local time (CEST)

The training material and timetable will be identical for both. A fee of 50 CHF will be requested, with an additional fee for commercial users.

The registration page will open in the course of the following weeks (ideally no later than August 17) and will remain open until the available places (2x40 participants + a few slots in a waiting list) are filled. A further message announcing the opening of the registration and further details will follow in the coming days.

When registering, participants will be asked to indicate their availability on the two slots mentioned above. Naturally, participants from the Americas are expected to opt for the first instance, while participants from Asia/Oceania are expected to opt for the second one. Participants from Europe and Africa are instead encouraged to provide availability for both slots in order to maximize their probability of participation.

Approved registrants will later be given two weeks to complete their enrollment by paying the registration fee. After that time, applicants from the waiting list will be given the opportunity to participate.

Stay safe!