MODEST Working Group 7:
The evolution of dense stellar systems is such a complicated
problem that no exact solutions and few exact constraints are known.
Therefore the reliability of simulations can best be checked by
cross-validation. The aim of this working group is to compare
results from different simulation methods on a small suite of well
specified test problems. The results can be used to check that a new
code is working correctly, or that approximate methods give results
consistent with more elaborate methods.
Cluster simulation with no stellar evolution or
simulation including stellar evolution and primordial binaries
Evolution of a population of binaries (without
.sxi file, 105kb). Presented at the meeting (July 2003) by Steve McMillan.
.sxi file, 3.7Mb).