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December 4, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany Bernath Auditorium | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the SciComp@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library in the Bernath Auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

The SciComp@Wayne Seminar Series presents, "The MESA project" with Frank Timmes, Ph.D., School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Dr. Timmes is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics, and a Lead Editor of the "High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics" corridor for The Astrophysical Journal. He is also a principal on several of the most cited software instruments in astrophysics.


Software is an integral enabler of observation, experiment, theory, and computation and a primary modality for realizing discoveries and innovations. The ongoing explosion of activity in multi-messenger stellar astronomy powers theoretical and computational developments, in particular the evolution of the community-driven software instrument Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) for research and education. 

This seminar will share and discuss how and why MESA established a dominant international market position, probable future directions for the MESA project, and the more general relationship between money and sustainability for community-driven, open-knowledge software instruments that enable transformative research.

A short reception will immediately follow the seminar. 

For more information about this event, please contact Kayla Watson at 3135775600 or