Second AMUSE meeting and workshop

Leiden, December 13-17, 2010

Registration closed

General information

You are cordially invited for a 5-day meeting and workshop on the astrophysical multipurpose software environment (AMUSE). AMUSE is a fully functional framework where existing numerical codes can interact and be used together for astrophysical research. Apart from a concise overview of the current status of AMUSE, the workshop will be very much hands-on. There will be ample time to discuss the current and future capabilities of AMUSE and the steps needed to run simulations, to integrate new codes or to get them integrated into AMUSE. The input from participants in the workshop will decide upon the outlines of further development. Thus to ensure maximum involvement of the community we want to bring together researchers and developers of astrophysical codes with the AMUSE developers at this workshop meeting.

Date and venue

The workshop will be held from December 13th to 17th, and will commence at 10:00 in room 421 of the Huygens/Oort? building of Leiden Observatory:

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@… (amuse_workshop [at]


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


The development team will provide a concise overview of the current status of AMUSE. There is a limited amount of time reserved for 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.

The full program of the workshop is now available at:

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

There will probably be a limited number of grants available for (partial) financial support. Contact the organizing committee for further details.