The school will be completely virtual with sessions hosted via the University of Illinois’ Zoom subscription. In order to join, you will need to log into your Zoom account (any account, it does not have to be associated with a University) and there will be a waiting room. A live video stream of the meeting will be available on YouTube once the meeting starts. Please note that some sessions will be recorded.
We will use Gitter as a chat solution for chats that persist across Zoom sessions. You will need a GitHub, GitLab or Twitter account to be able to post messages but can read without logging in. The chat, in addition to the website, will be used to disseminate information during the workshop, such as schedule changes, breaks and YouTube channel URLs.
Each day before and after the actual school there will be a 30 minutes “help session” for the tutorials and also general discussions.
Gitter chat: https://gitter.im/EinsteinToolkit/workshop
The Zoom meeting opens at 7:45AM CDT each day, the school program starts at 8:25AM CDT. Zoom login information is provided in the information package sent to each registered participant.
A life stream is provided via YouTube. Please note that there is about a 30s delay, so please enter all questions to speeakers well in advance of the end of the preseentation.
We will be using a server sponsored by the Center for Computation & Technology at Louisina State University. Login information will be provided during the first day of the summer school in both the 7:55AM CDT “Setup Help” session, during lunch break and at the beginning of the first tutorial.
The tutorial is Jupyter based and, if you prefer, you can run the tutorial environment in a Docker container on your own computer rather than using an account on the tutorial server.
We provide a Docker compose file which also contains information on how to set this up.
To use the file you will need
See this link for macOS and Windows: https://www.docker.com/products/docker-desktop.
On linux, you can probably use your package manager (apt, dnf, yum, etc.).
curl -o docker-compose.yml https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nds-org/jupyter-et/master/tutorial-server/docker-compose.user.yml
docker-compose up -d
You will see output of the form. Copy the URL and paste it in your browser.
et-notebook | To access the notebook, open this file in a browser copy and paste this URL: et-notebook | et-notebook | http://localhost:8888/?token=IHxGfgOO3P1efasL2s5BAtlC1haaG43X et-notebook | et-notebook | [I 14:13:24.359 NotebookApp] Serving notebooks from local directory: /home/jovyan
docker exec -it et-notebook bash
docker exec -it --user 0 et-notebook bash
if you need to be root in the container to for example install extra packages.
# to copy in docker cp file et-notebook:/home/jovyan/ # to copy out docker cp et-notebook:/home/jovyan/file $PWD
To run the tutorial on your own laptop, please install the xAct package before class; see xAct.es. You will require a Mathematica license for this tutorial.