MESA Summer School

August 11 - 15 2014, UC Santa Barbara

 

Be prepared to interact with your fellow participants, the TAs, and the lecturers.  Bill Paxton, MESA’s first author, will have a ubiquitous presence. As an integral part of the lectures, and especially during the labs, there will be MESA driven activities designed to get everyone interacting. This is not a lecture slide deck oriented summer school!


Expectations:

Bring your laptop or ssh-enabled mobile device as we are only providing internet access. Be familiar with installing MESA and setting up your own MESA work directories. See the tutorials at the MESA sourceforge site if you need guidance.


MESA version 6794 was released on July, 20 2014. You must have version 6794 installed as most of the labs will use the new capabilities.


http://mesastar.org/teaching-materials/2014-mesa-summer-school-working-dir

Lecture and lab materials will be posted to this site as we go along. Examples include various MESA .mod files and inlists, MESA work directories, presentation pdfs, lab instructions, etc.


Google Doc    to be used by TAs and participants during some of the lectures + labs.

Google Sheet to be used by TAs and participants during some of the lectures + labs.


At least one of the labs will require some basic fortran coding skills; do loops and if-then-else structures. If you’ve coded before in almost any language, you should be fine. If you’ve never coded before or are feeling rusty, let me know, ftimmes@asu.edu, and I’ll suggest some suitable tutorials.


We encourage collaboration! Venues to facilitate an open sharing of knowledge include the mesa-user email list mesa-users@lists.sourceforge.net and our Summer School Facebook page.



Lecturers:                                      

Lars Bildsten       UC Santa Barbara   Stellar Response to Mass Loss

Pascale Garaud  UC Santa Cruz        Stellar Mixing

Kevin Moore        UC Santa Cruz        MESA Tutorial - run_star_extras

Eliot Quataert      UC Berkeley            Massive Stars

Frank Timmes      Arizona State          MESA Tutorial - pgstar

Dean Townsley    U of Alabama          Accreting White Dwarfs

  

TAs:

Jared Brooks       UC Santa Barbara

Rob Farmer         Arizona State

Chris Mankovich  UC Santa Cruz

Broxton Miles       University of Alabama

Josiah Schwab    UC Berkeley

Bill Wolf               UC Santa Barbara

                               

Schedule:

Monday August 11

8:00am   - 8:45am   - Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:15am   - Welcome

9:15am   - 10:30am - Kevin Moore

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:30pm - Kevin Moore

12:30pm - 2:00pm   - Lunch

2:00pm   - 3:15pm   - Eliot Quataert

3:15pm   - 3:45pm   - Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:30pm   - Eliot Quataert

5:30pm   - 7:00pm   - Dinner

7:00pm   - 9:00pm   - Open Session


Tuesday August 12

8:00am   - 8:45am   - Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:15am   - Discussion of Monday’s labs

9:15am   - 10:30pm - Eliot Quataert

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:30pm - Eliot Quataert

12:30pm - 2:00pm   - Lunch

2:00pm   - 3:15pm   - Pascale Garaud

3:15pm   - 3:45pm   - Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:30pm   - Pascale Garaud

5:30pm   - 7:00pm   - Dinner

7:00pm   - 9:00pm   - Open Session


Wednesday August 13

8:00am   - 8:45am   - Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:15am   - Discussion of Tuesday’s labs

9:15am   - 10:30am - Pascale Garaud

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:30pm - Pascale Garaud

12:30pm - 2:00pm   - Lunch

2:00pm   - 5:00pm   - Free Time

5:00pm   - 7:00pm   - Picnic Dinner at the Beach


Thursday August 14

8:00am   - 8:45am   - Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:15am   - Discussion of Wednesday’s labs

9:15am   - 10:30am - Frank Timmes

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:30pm - Frank Timmes

12:30pm - 2:00pm   - Lunch

2:00pm   - 3:15pm   - Dean Townsley

3:15pm   - 3:45pm   - Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:30pm   - Dean Townsley

5:30pm   - 7:00pm   - Dinner

7:00pm   - 9:00pm   - Open Session


Friday August 15

8:00am   - 8:45am   - Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:15am   - Discussion of Thursday’s labs

9:15am   - 10:30am - Dean Townsley

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:30pm - Dean Townsley

12:30pm - 2:00pm   - Lunch

2:00pm   - 3:15pm   - Lars Bildsten

3:15pm   - 3:45pm   - Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:00pm   - Lars Bildsten

5:00pm   - 5:30pm   - Graduation Ceremony

5:30pm   - 7:00pm   - Dinner