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Enzo user workshop 2013

The second Enzo workshop in Japan will take place at Hokkaido University in Sapporo. This will be a four day meeting from the 16th - 19th October, focusing on both new and more experienced users of 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 (University of Edinburgh) and Elizabeth Tasker (Hokkaido University). Talks earlier in the workshop will cover the basics of starting a new simulation with Enzo and producing plots and images of the results while the later presentations will go onto consider more advanced features of both Enzo and yt.

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

Galaxy Theory Group

Hokkaido University


Schedule Outline

Wednesday 16th October

10 am Introduction to Enzo

Britton Smith
University of Edinburgh

11 am First steps with Enzo: compiling and running simple problems
Lunch (12:30 - 2 pm)
2 pm Introduction to yt

Elizabeth Tasker
Hokkaido University

3 pm First steps with yt: creating images and profiles
5 - 6 pm
Public talk by Professor John Wise
'Baby Galaxies'
(Foyer of building)


Thursday 17th October

10 am Cosmological simulations

John Wise
Georgia Tech

11 am Creating and running cosmological simulations
Lunch (12:30 - 2 pm)
2 pm yt for cosmology

Matthew Turk
Columbia University

3 pm Running the yt cosmology toolbox
5 pm
Research talk by Toshiya Uta
'Interactions between dusty stellar winds and the interstellar medium'


Friday 18th October

10 am Non-cosmology simulations

Elizabeth Tasker
Hokkaido University

11 am Creating your own simulation
Lunch (12:30 - 2 pm)
2 pm Extracting data with yt: objects and fields and the clump finder

Britton Smith
University of Edinburgh

3 pm Extracting data with yt (practice)
5 pm
Research talk by Kohei Inayoshi
Conference dinner


Saturday 19th October

10 am Cosmological galaxy formation: star particles, cooling and radiative transfer

John Wise
Georgia Tech

11 am Cosmological galaxy formation (practice)
Lunch (12:30 - 2 pm)
2 pm Further yt: volume rendering, stellar population synthesis, parallisation, asking for help

Matthew Turk
Columbia University

3 pm Further yt (practice)
Finish 5 pm



Let us know you're coming

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.

The meeting will be held in the 'Faculty of Science', one of the twin tower blocks behind the museum on campus. It is building '2' on the map. The meeting room is 505 (floor 5, room 5) but there will be signs from the entrance foyer of building 2.

Slides from the workshop

Introduction to Enzo - Britton Smith

First Steps with Enzo - Britton Smith

yt: An introduction - Elizabeth Tasker

Cosmology simulations - John Wise

yt for cosmology - Matt Turk (python notebook)

Creating a new simulation - Elizabeth Tasker

Exploring data with yt - Britton Smith

Advanced cosmology - John Wise