Site Map
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter YouTube channel
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto

Stellar evolution models with the MESA code

Antonio García Hernández, João P. S. Faria

Note that these will be hands-on classes, so you'll need to bring along your laptop.

Session 1: Installing and running MESA: modelling the Sun
26 March 2014
Session 2: Managing MESA: two other examples, 16 Cyg-A (solar-type star) and FG Vir (δ Scuti star)
27 March 2014

We will discuss and practice these points among others:

  • Starting from ZAMS or pre-MS
  • Stopping conditions
  • Showing and saving default plots
  • Selecting and working with the outputs
  • Computing pulsating frequencies with ADIPLS and Gyre (if we have time)

Session 3: Red-handed: “Tuning” the inlist file (input of MESA) and modifying the code
28 March 2014

Some of the topics that will be treated are:

  • Including custom stopping conditions
  • Creating your own plotting panel
  • Including new info in the output files (history files)
  • Running Gyre without stopping MESA
  • Fixing the time-step and other small stuffs