The NEA Data Bank organised two training sessions in November. The first session was dedicated to the Monte Carlo N Particle Transport Code (MCNP®), widely used for radiation protection and shielding, fission and fusion reactor design, detector design and analysis, and medical physics. The training was organised in Bariloche, Argentina, with the support of the Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA).
The second training session focused on the FLUKA code. Jointly developed by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), 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. Participants in both sessions benefited first‑hand from the knowledge and dedication of the code developers and had the opportunity to present their work performed with the codes.