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Classes

General Information

  • 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 must arrive with the MCNP code installed on their laptop for use in the classroom. It is strongly recommended 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 close two weeks prior to the start of a class.

Upcoming Classes

When Where What How
December 05, 2022 – December 07, 2022 Online Variance Reduction with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by September 16, 2022.
Cancelled
February 27, 2023 – March 03, 2023 Paris, France Intermediate MCNP6
Registration is through the OECD/NEA website.
March 06, 2023 – March 10, 2023 Paris, France Advanced MCNP6
Registration is through the OECD/NEA website.
April 10, 2023 – April 14, 2023 Online Intermediate MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by January 20, 2023.
$600
June 05, 2023 – June 09, 2023 Online Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by March 17, 2023.
$600
June 19, 2023 – June 23, 2023 Los Alamos, NM Criticality Calculations with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by March 31, 2023.
$1800
August 21, 2023 – August 25, 2023 Los Alamos, NM Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by June 02, 2023.
$1800
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.
$1800
October 02, 2023 – October 06, 2023 Los Alamos, NM Intermediate MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by July 14, 2023.
$1800
October 23, 2023 – October 27, 2023 Online Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by August 04, 2023.
$600
December 04, 2023 – December 08, 2023 Los Alamos, NM Variance Reduction with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by September 15, 2023.
$1800

Class Descriptions

Introductory Classes

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.

Intermediate Classes

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.

Advanced Classes

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.