Credits & Publication Policies

We provide TARDIS as a free, open-source tool. If you are using it, please adhere to a few policies and acknowledge the TARDIS Team.

Publication Policies

If you use this code for any publications or presentations please acknowledge it. Please cite Kerzendorf & Sim 2014 in the text

Please add this paragraph to the Acknowledgement:

This research made use of \textsc{Tardis}, a community-developed software
package for spectral synthesis in supernovae
\citep{2014MNRAS.440..387K, kerzendorf_wolfgang_2019_2590539}.
The development of \textsc{Tardis} received support from the
Google Summer of Code initiative
and from ESA's Summer of Code in Space program. \textsc{Tardis} makes
extensive use of Astropy and PyNE.

If you use any of the full relativity treatments or use TARDIS for modelling Type II supernovae you also add this citation to acknowledgement Spectral modeling of type II supernovae. I. Dilution factors:


The following bibtex entries are needed for the references.

 author = {{Kerzendorf}, W.~E. and {Sim}, S.~A.},
  title = "{A spectral synthesis code for rapid modelling of supernovae}",
journal = {\mnras},
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
 eprint = {1401.5469},
primaryClass = "astro-ph.SR",
keywords = {radiative transfer, methods: numerical, supernovae: general},
   year = 2014,
  month = may,
 volume = 440,
  pages = {387-404},
    doi = {10.1093/mnras/stu055},
 adsurl = {},
adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}

       author = {{Vogl}, C. and {Sim}, S.~A. and {Noebauer}, U.~M. and
         {Kerzendorf}, W.~E. and {Hillebrandt}, W.},
        title = "{Spectral modeling of type II supernovae. I. Dilution factors}",
      journal = {\aap},
     keywords = {radiative transfer, methods: numerical, stars: distances, supernovae: general, supernovae: individual: SN1999em, Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
         year = "2019",
        month = "Jan",
       volume = {621},
          eid = {A29},
        pages = {A29},
          doi = {10.1051/0004-6361/201833701},
archivePrefix = {arXiv},
       eprint = {1811.02543},
 primaryClass = {astro-ph.HE},
       adsurl = {},
      adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}

  author       = {Kerzendorf, Wolfgang and
                  Nöbauer, Ulrich and
                  Sim, Stuart and
                  Lietzau, Stefan and
                  Jančauskas, Vytautas and
                  Vogl, Christian and
                  Mishin, Mikhail and
                  Tsamis, Fotis and
                  Boyle, Aoife and
                  Gupta, Vaibhav and
                  Desai, Karan and
                  Klauser, Michael and
                  Beaujean, Frederik and
                  Suban-Loewen, Adam and
                  Heringer, Epson and
                  Shingles, Luke and
                  Barna, Barnabas and
                  Gautam, Gaurav and
                  Patel, Maryam and
                  Barbosa, Talytha and
                  Varanasi, Kaushik and
                  Reinecke, Martin and
                  Bylund, Tomas and
                  Bentil, Laud and
                  Rajagopalan, Srinath and
                  Jain, Rinkle and
                  Singh, Sourav and
                  Talegaonkar, Chinmay and
                  Sofiatti, Caroline and
                  Patel, Pratik and
                  Yap, Kevin and
                  Wahi, Ujjwal and
                  Gupta, Suyash},
  title        = {tardis-sn/tardis: TARDIS v3.0 alpha2},
  month        = mar,
  year         = 2019,
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.2590539},
  url          = {}