12th Pencil Code User Meeting 2016

DATE & VENUE: 8th to 12th August 2016
The meeting was held in Graz (Austria) at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The program of the meeting will be as usual: Scientific presentations and technical discussions around the Pencil Code.
Please find here the agenda.txt and our detailed schedule:

Monday, 8 morningmeet & greet
13:30Official Welcome
13:45Axel: code updates & statistics
14:15discussions on agenda
15:00status reports
17:30city waling tour & dinner
Tuesday, 9 09:00Jonas Krüger: Combusting particles in the Pencil Code (via internet)
09:30Nils: The effect of turbulence on particles with surface reactions
10:00coffee break
10:30Jørgen: The effect of free-stream turbulence on the transition in the wake of a circular cylinder
11:00discussions related to particles
12:00sandwich lunch & excursion to "Bärenschützklamm"
Wednesday, 10 09:00Akshay: Relative velocities and collisions between heavy particles in turbulent flows
09:30Kiwan: Inverse transfer of magnetic energy in decaying MHD turbulence
10:00discussions & coffee break
11:00Rohit: Energisation of particles in magnetic reconnection
11:30Philippe: The PIC method and its application to mangetic reconnection
12:00discussions & lunch break
13:30Jörn: Slope limited diffusion in the Pencil Code
14:00Matthias: PC goes YY
14:30Wlad: Multiple special modules
15:00discussions & coffee break
15:30Alex: A Barnes-Hut self-gravity module for Pencil
16:00Tobias: GIT introduction & discussions
16:30flexible discussions
Thursday, 11 09:00Fred: Test field application & issues related to timestep control
09:30Edward & Navin: Explosive magneto-rotational instability
10:00discussions & coffee break
11:00Graeme: Cosmic Rays in the Interstellar Medium
11:30Dhruba: Lyapunov exponents and the kinematic dynamo
12:00discussions & lunch break
13:30general code questions & discussions
14:00Axel: The role of magnetic helicity in solar physics (Institute's colloquium)
15:00discussions & coffee break
16:00summaries & outlook
18:00"Buschenschank" dinner
Friday, 12 09:00expert coding & beginners hands-on sessions
12:30lunch break
13:30expert coding & beginners hands-on sessions


  • Jørgen R. Aarnes, NTNU Trondheim
  • Akshay Bhatnagar, NORDITA Stockholm
  • Philippe Bourdin, IWF Graz
  • Axel Brandenburg, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Navin Dwivedi, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba
  • Frederick Gent, Aalto University
  • Nils Haugen, NTNU/SINTEF Trondheim
  • Tobias Heinemann, Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen
  • Edward Liverts, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba
  • Wladimir Lyra, JPL/NASA Pasadena
  • Kiwan W. Park, Heidelberg University
  • Matthias Rheinhardt, University of Helsinki
  • Alex Richert, Penn State University
  • Graeme Sarson, Newcastle University
  • Rohit Sharma, NCRA Pune
  • Jörn Warnecke, MPS Göttingen

The next meeting will be in Newcastle in 2017...