AMUSE release for the workshop in June:


First Announcement

for the

AMUSE User Workshop

Leiden, June 27 - July 1, 2011
Registration deadline: June 1st

General information

You are cordially invited for a 5-day workshop on the use of the Astrophysical Multipurpose Software Environment (AMUSE). The aim of the workshop is to bring together current and potential users of AMUSE to share experiences and give feedback. If you have used AMUSE or are interested in doing numerical astrophysical research over different physical domains (from gravitational dynamics to radiative transfer), please join us. During the workshop we will present an overview of the software and give several tutorials on getting started and doing research with AMUSE. Most of the time will be spent in hands-on sessions. We hope this workshop will give you a solid foundation for future research with AMUSE.

The AMUSE software combines existing numerical codes. These codes can be used together for astrophysical research by writing scripts in the python languages. You have access to the full python functionality and flexibility and a large set of proven astrophysical codes (gravitational dynamics, stellar evolution, hydrodynamics and radiative transfer). All software is open source (GPL licensed) and can be downloaded from the site.

If you have used AMUSE or similar software and want to give a talk, tutorial or short presentation at the workshop, please contact us at amuse_workshop[at]

Date and venue

The workshop will be held from June 27th to July 1st in Leiden:

Leiden Observatory
University of Leiden
Niels Bohrweg 2
NL-2333 CA Leiden
The Netherlands

Organization & Contact

The organizing committee consists of:

  • Marco Spaans
  • Vincent Icke
  • Gijs Nelemans
  • Simon Portegies Zwart
  • Inti Pelupessy
  • Marcell Marosvolgyi
  • Arjen van Elteren
  • Nathan de Vries

to be contacted at: amuse_workshop[at]


Participating in the workshop is free of charge. Registration can be done by sending an email to amuse_workshop@… providing personal information (name, position & affiliation). The registration deadline is June 1st. Early registration is appreciated.


The development team will provide an overview of the current status of AMUSE, and we can schedule a limited number of contributed talks. Most of the program will consist of hands-on workshop sessions where small groups will work on scientific applications, implement new modules, or discuss the further development of AMUSE. We will provide a detailed program in the weeks before the workshop.

Other information

Travelling to Leiden

Leiden is easily reached by train. The nearest airport is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (20 min by train), other nearby airports are: Rotterdam (30 min), Eindhoven (1:45) and Brussel (2:30). The institute itself is a 25 min walk or short bus ride from the train station and city center. Detailed information can be found on:


The following nearby hotels are available:

Hotel Bastion Leiden / Oegstgeest

Hotel Het Haagsche Schouw

Hotel Tulip Inn

Hotel De Doelen

Hotel Mayflower

Hotel Nieuw Minerva

The cost will be about Euro 100 per night. If needed, contact us for more assistance or information.

financial support

Contact the organizing committee if you need (partial) financial support.

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