Links to other tools of interest for the study of OB stars

Stellar atmosphere codes:

  1. FASTWIND : A fast and easy to use NLTE line formation code for unified atmospheres with spherical extension and stellar winds, developed for the (routine) spectroscopic analysis of luminous blue stars, covering the spectral range from A to O and including central stars of planetary nebulae.
  2. CMFGEN : A radiative transfer code designed to solve the radiative transfer and statistical equilibrium equations in spherical geometry.  It has been designed for application to W-R stars, O stars, and Luminous Blue-Variables.
  3. TLUSTY : A user oriented package for modelling stellar atmospheres and accretion disks and for stellar spectroscopic diagnostics.
  4. WMbasic: An easy-to-use interface to a program package which models the atmospheres of Hot Stars (and also SN and GN)

Stellar evolution codes and tools:

  1. Geneva's group webpage
  2. SYCLIST (SYnthetic CLusters, Isochrones and STellar tracks): Interactive tool coupled with the grids of Geneva's stellar evolution models.
  3. Bonn's group webpage
  4. BONNSAI (BONN Stellar Astrophysics Interface): A Bayesian statistical method that is capable of comparing all available observables simultaneously to stellar models while taking observed uncertainties and prior knowledge such as initial mass functions and distributions of stellar rotational velocities into account.

Spectral classification:

  1. MGB : An IDL code that attacks spectral classification.

Line-profile variability and asteroseismic modelling:

  1. FAMIAS : A package of state-of-the art software tools for the analysis of photometric and spectroscopic time-series data.

Other tools:

  1. PHOEBE : A tool for modeling eclipsing binary stars based on photometric, spectroscopic, interferometric and/or polarimetric data.
  2. CHORIZOS : A Bayesian IDL code for the analysis of photometric and spectrophotometric data using parameterized spectral energy distributions.