Current release: Amuse 11.0

release date: 05/10/17

The source-code of this release is available in amuse-11.0.tar.gz.

Installation instructions can be found in the installation chapter of the documentation.


Welcome to the AMUSE project

AMUSE is the Astrophysical Multipurpose Software Environment.

Our aim is to provide a software framework for astrophysical simulations, in which existing codes from different domains, such as stellar dynamics, stellar evolution, hydrodynamics and radiative transfer can be easily coupled.

AMUSE uses  Python to interface with existing numerical codes. The AMUSE interface handles unit conversions, provides consistent object oriented interfaces, manages the state of the underlying simulation codes and provides transparent distributed computing. On the examples page you can get a quick feel of how this works. AMUSE is free to download, use, and distribute and it comes with a wide selection of astrophysical simulation codes included.

AMUSE is a community effort with the main development by the AMUSE team at Leiden Observatory under supervision of  Simon Portegies Zwart. Please join us in building a community for the next generation computational astrophysics framework. You can find us on google groups, or on IRC at the  #amuse channel on

The easiest way to run AMUSE is to get one of the self-contained binary releases from the box on the right or you can install all the prerequisites and compile the source yourself, as described in the links below.

Starting Points


You can read the documentation online in AMUSE Documentation (HTML). We have PDF documents of the Reference documentation, Tutorials and the Installation. We also provide the AMUSE Primer and student course material


The AMUSE mailing-list is a good place to start for all support questions: The AMUSE core team is also often on the  #amuse IRC channel on