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Pencil Code User Meeting 2012 (Helsinki)
18-21 June 2012 Helsinki, Finland

About the meeting

The Pencil Code User Meeting is an annual meeting dedicated to the Pencil Code. The purpose of the meeting is to bring regular users and core developers together to discuss scientific and technical progress since the last meeting, to instigate collaborative projects and to allow new users to learn more about the code and to interact with other users and developers. This is the 8th Pencil Code User Meeting.

About the Pencil Code

The Pencil Code is a multipurpose code for massively parallel computing. It includes optionally hydrodynamics, magnetic fields, radiation, ionization, multi-species dust dynamics with coagulation, self-gravity and particles. It is developed and maintained under Subversion (SVN) by over 70 people with check-in permission and has been downloaded vy many other users (without check-in permission). The code is tested nightly on several platforms and provides an excellent pedagogical tool for professional scientists as well as students to implement new code within an organized framework.


Here are some example topics that the meeting aims at covering:

  • Recent science results obtained with the Pencil Code
  • Physics recently added to the code, such as particle collisions
  • Recently added visualization techniques, such as on-the-fly 3D rendering and spherical slices
  • Technical issues
  • Future improvements to the code
  • ...


The Local Organizing Committee

Dates: from 18 June 2012 09:00 to 21 June 2012 18:00
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Physics department, PO BOX 64
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

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