- Before registering, you must acquire your own version of MCNP6 (see How to Get the MCNP Code).
- All students who attend classes held in Los Alamos, NM
mustarrive with the MCNP code installed on their laptop for use in the classroom. It is stronglyrecommended that the installation DVDs also be brought (and a way to read them) in case the code needs to be reinstalled on the student's laptop during the class.
- Classes are open to all, but non-US-citizens must apply well in advance. Firm registration deadlines are listed in the schedule.
- Registration for US-citizens will usually close two weeks prior to the start of a class.
- The "go / no-go" determination date listed for each course is the date on which the enrollment will be considered to determine whether the class will be held or cancelled. This is also the date after which withdrawal from a class for reasons other than class cancellation becomes nonrefundable. Those hoping to attend a class should register well ahead of this date to ensure enrollment numbers are accurate.
|April 10, 2023 – April 14, 2023||Online||Intermediate MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by January 20, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is March 13, 2023.
|June 05, 2023 – June 09, 2023||Online||Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by March 17, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is May 08, 2023.
|June 19, 2023 – June 23, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||Criticality Calculations with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by March 31, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is May 22, 2023.
|June 26, 2023 – June 30, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||MCNP6 for Nuclear Safeguards Practitioners
Non-US citizens must register by April 07, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is May 29, 2023.
|August 21, 2023 – August 25, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by June 02, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is July 24, 2023.
|August 28, 2023 – September 01, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||Using NJOY to Create MCNP ACE Files and Visualize Nuclear Data
Non-US citizens must register by June 09, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is July 31, 2023.
|October 02, 2023 – October 06, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||Intermediate MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by July 14, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is September 04, 2023.
|October 23, 2023 – October 27, 2023||Online||Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by August 04, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is September 25, 2023.
|December 04, 2023 – December 08, 2023||Los Alamos, NM||Variance Reduction with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by September 15, 2023.
Go / no-go determination date is November 06, 2023.
For those who have little or no experience with MCNP. This class surveys the features of MCNP so the beginning user will be introduced to the capabilities of the program, and will have hands-on experience at running the code to solve simple problems. Course topics include Basic Geometry, Source Definitions, Output(Tallies), Advanced Geometry (repeated structures specification), Variance Reduction Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Criticality, Plotting of Geometry and Tallies, and Neutron / Photon / Electron Physics.
For those who have some experience in running MCNP Monte Carlo calculations, but would like to refresh or advance their skills. It covers a quick overview of the MCNP basics and then advances into more complex features within the code. In addition to the basic introduction material covering code input, geometry, plotting, sources, tallies, physics tables, criticality, and variance reduction, the intermediate level class topics include: Advanced CSG Geometry (universes, lattices, repeated structures); Advanced Source Definitions (repeated sources, surface source read/write); Advanced Tallies & Variance Reduction (repeated tallies, perturbations, pulse-height tallies, dxtran, weight windows); Introduction to Parameter Studies, Intrinsic Source Generation, MCNPTools.
For those who have MCNP experience who want to extend their knowledge and gain depth of understanding. Most areas of MCNP operation will be discussed in detail, with emphasis on Advanced Geometry, Advanced Variance Reduction Techniques, and other advanced features of the program. Time will be available to discuss approaches to specific problems of interest to participants. Classes on specific topics are offered when there is sufficient interest.