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General Information

  • Before registering, you must acquire your own version of MCNP6 (see How to Get the MCNP Code).
  • 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
August 22, 2022 – August 26, 2022 Online Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by June 17, 2022.
August 29, 2022 – August 31, 2022 Online Using NJOY to Create MCNP ACE Files and Visualize Nuclear Data
Non-US citizens must register by June 24, 2022.
September 12, 2022 – September 16, 2022 Online Practical MCNP for the Health Physicist, Radiological Engineer, and Medical Physicist
Non-US citizens must register by July 08, 2022.
October 03, 2022 – October 07, 2022 Online Intermediate MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by July 29, 2022.
October 24, 2022 – October 28, 2022 Online Introduction to MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by August 19, 2022.
December 05, 2022 – December 07, 2022 Online Variance Reduction with MCNP6
Non-US citizens must register by September 30, 2022.

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.