[mesa-users] mesa + astroseismology -- we need comparison data

Bill Paxton paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu
Thu May 26 13:47:48 EDT 2011

Hi Ehsan,

On May 26, 2011, at 10:24 AM, Ehsan Moravveji wrote:

> 1- Do you have some specific object in mind?
not some astrophysical object if that is what you mean.
the "object" of the effort is to get mesa to the level of the current best codes, and that will require detailed comparisons to the results of those codes. 

> 2- Are you going to publish this work?

The comparison results will eventually appear in a new mesa "update" paper like the previous "instrument" paper.
The new paper will present the evidence supporting mesa as being ready to use in creating stellar models for astroseismology.
Just like the previous instrument paper, it won't itself contains any new science -- instead, it will provide a reference for those
who will then use the new things in mesa to do new science (I hope!).

So anyone who hopes to publish papers using models from mesa with applications to astroseismology should be highly motivated to make sure that there are relevant comparison cases include in the mesa astroseismology verification effort!   


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