Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (MPP)

The registration is done locally. You will get a user account to login to the (centrally managed) desktop PCs.

Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG)

The RZG provides a web interface for registration:


Choose Dr. Stefan Kluth as institute representative and fill in your data, using

position guest
mentor Hubert Kroha
systems MPP Linux Cluster
login name same as MPP user name
shell bash

Usually, the registration is processed and approved within 1-2 days.

ATLAS / lxplus

The ATLAS registration is available from


Choose the form in the section "external participation". Provide the completed form to Anja Schielke, who will take care of the signature by Siegfried Bethke and sending it to the ATLAS secretary. As the registation process takes a few days, better start the process in advance.


Up-to-date instruction how to setup the most essential software on your local machine, the Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) and the CERN computing cluster (lxplus) can be found here: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/Main/MpiQuickStart


The main software utility used in high energy physics analysis is the ROOT framework:

https://root.cern.ch/drupal/ https://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/howtos

A good tutorial about the very basics has been prepared by Mike:


ROOT is also available for Python. A PyROOT tutorial can be found here:



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-- FelixMueller - 2015-02-05

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