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Enzo user workshop 2012

The first Enzo workshop in Japan will take place at Hokkaido University in Sapporo. This will be a two day meeting on the 17th and 18th May, focusing on new users to Enzo and its main analysis package, yt.

Enzo is a 3D adaptive mesh refinement hydrodynamics code for simulating astrophysical objects. It has been used to model a wide range of scales from cosmological simulations of galaxies to the evolution of protoplanetary disks. In addition to gas evolution, Enzo contains routines for star formation, magnetic fields and radiative transfer. A more detailed look at its capabilities can be found in the links below.

Enzo has an active user and developer community and is freely available. It can run on computers from a laptop to a multicore HPC.


Our workshop

This workshop will present talks by Enzo developers John Wise (Georgia Tech), Matthew Turk (Columbia University), Britton Smith (Michigan State University) and Elizabeth Tasker (Hokkaido University), aimed at covering the basics of starting a new simulation with Enzo and producing plots and images of the results.

Participants will have the oppertunity to try the examples on the local computers at Hokkaido, accessed via their laptops.

All talks will be in English.


Further information

Please feel free to email us with any questions regarding the workshop. Further information about Enzo can be found in the links below.

The Enzo website

The YT website

Department of Cosmosciences

Hokkaido University


Thursday 17th May

09:30 - 09:45 Opening remarks

Elizabeth Tasker
Hokkaido Univeristy

09:45 - 11:15 First steps with Enzo

Britton Smith
Michigan State, USA

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 1:00 Lab: running a cosmological simulation

John Wise
Georgia Tech, USA

1:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Setting up a new simulation
Elizabeth Tasker
15:30 - 16:30 Lab time
16:30 - 16:45 Modelling star formation in M83

Yusuke Fujimoto
Hokkaido University

16:45 - 17:00 Cloud-Cloud Collision Simulations using Enzo

Ken Takahira
Hokkaido University

18:30 Meet to go to dinner at the seafood restaurant "Uoisshin".


Friday 18th May

09:30 - 11:00 First steps with yt

Matthew Turk
Columbia University, USA

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Lab time: more yt
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 A Hierarchical Chemical Evolution Model and Extremely Metal-Poor Stars.

Yutaka Komiya

14:15 - 14:30 Formation of circumplanetary disks

Takayuki Tanigawa
Hokkaido University

15:00 - 16:00 Seminar
John Wise


Let us know you're coming

Registration is now closed. If you missed us, keep a look out for the next Enzo workshop!

Accessing Sapporo


Hokkaido University is located in the city of Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido. Sapporo is easiest to reach by air, with New Chitose Aiport (CTS) being an approximately 40 minute train ride from the city centre. The direct JR line train from the airport to Sapporo Station costs 1040 yen. There are also buses. More information can be found on the airport's website here.

The University is an easy fifteen minute walk from the station. A map of campus and directions from the station can be found here.

Once on campus, please come to the Graduate School of Science which is number "20" on this map; it consists of twin towers behind the museum. On the (non-3D) maps found at this link, it is number "21". Once you entre the building, follow the signs to the third floor to room 5-304.

Slides from the workshop


"First steps with Enzo" -- Britton Smith

"Running a cosmology simulation" -- John Wise

"Setting up a new simulation" -- Elizabeth Tasker

"First steps with yt: introduction" -- Matthew Turk

"First steps with yt: lab" -- Matthew Turk


The websites for Enzo and yt also provide a great deal of information and help for users.


Workshop photos!

Thanks to everyone for creating such a great meeting.

workshop photos