2017 MESA Summer School : August 14 - 18

Be ready to interact with your fellow participants, TAs, and lecturers.

An integral part of a Summer School is MESA oriented Labs designed to generate interactions. This is not a passive, slide-deck oriented, summer school!

Bring your laptop as we only provide internet access. Be familiar with installing MESA and setting up your own MESA work directories. You must have MESA version 9793 installed.

Some Labs use basic Fortran coding; do loops and if-then structures.

You should be fine if you’ve coded before in almost any language.

Collaboration venues include our Summer School Facebook page

and the mesa-users@lists.sourceforge.net email list.

Lecture and Lab materials are posted here.

A Google Doc and Sheet for use during the Labs.


Leslie Rogers        UChicago         Planets

Jonathan Fortney  UCSC               Tidal Evolution and Inflation of Hot Jupiters

Selma de Mink      Amsterdam       Binaries

Pablo Marchant     Northwestern    Binaries                         

Lars Bildsten         UCSB               TBD

Josiah Schwab      UCSC               Beyond inlists

Frank Timmes        ASU                 Customizing pgstar


Chris Mankovich          UCSC

Ylva Gotberg                Amsterdam

Jared Brooks               UCSB

Evan Bauer                  UCSB

Bill Wolf                        UCSB

Carl Fields                    MSU

Ilka Petermann             ASU

Amber Lauer                 LSU

Jacqueline Goldstein    UW Madison

Ilaria Caiazzo                UBC



Monday August 14

8:00am    - 8:45am    Breakfast

8:45am    - 9:00am    Welcome

9:00am    - 11:00am  Josiah Schwab

10:30am  - 10:45am  Coffee Break

10:45am  - 12:00pm  Frank Timmes

12:00pm  - 1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm    - 3:30pm    Lars Bildsten

3:30pm    - 3:45pm    Coffee Break

3:45pm    - 5:30pm    Catch-up Session

5:30pm    - 7:00pm    Dinner

7:00pm    - 9:00pm    Open Session

Tuesday August 15

8:00am   - 8:45am    Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:00am    Discussion of Monday’s Labs

9:00am   - 10:30pm  Jonathan Fortney

10:30am - 10:45am  Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm  Jonathan Fortney

12:00pm - 1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm   - 3:30pm    Jonathan Fortney

3:30pm   - 3:45pm    Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:30pm    Catch-up Session

5:30pm   - 7:00pm    Dinner

7:00pm   - 9:00pm    Open Session

Wednesday August 16

8:00am   - 8:45am    Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:00am    Discussion of Tuesday’s Labs

9:00am   - 10:30am  Selma de Mink

10:30am - 10:45am  Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm  Selma de Mink

12:00pm - 1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm   - 3:30pm    Selma de Mink

3:30pm   - 5:00pm    Free Time

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

Thursday August 17

8:00am   - 8:45am    Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:00am    Discussion of Wednesday’s Labs

9:00am   - 10:30am  Leslie Rogers

10:30am - 10:45am  Coffee Break

10:45am - 11:45pm  Leslie Rogers

11:45pm - 1:15pm    Lunch

1:15pm   - 3:30pm    Leslie Rogers

3:30pm   - 3:45pm    Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:30pm    Catch-up Session

5:30pm   - 7:00pm    Dinner

7:00pm   - 9:00pm    Open Session

Friday August 18

8:00am   - 8:45am    Breakfast

8:45am   - 9:00am    Discussion of Thursday’s Labs

9:00am   - 10:30am  Pablo Marchant

10:30am - 10:45am  Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm  Pablo Marchant

12:00pm - 1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm   - 3:30pm    Pablo Marchant

3:15pm   - 3:45pm    Coffee Break

3:45pm   - 5:00pm    Catch-up Session

5:00pm   - 5:30pm    Graduation Ceremony

5:30pm   - 7:00pm    Dinner