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 accordingly. Please cite Kerzendorf & Sim 2014 and the zenodo record.

You can use the following bibtex entries for the Kerzendorf & Sim 2014 reference:

   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}

We would appreciate if the following acknowledgement is included in publications using TARDIS:

This research made use of \textsc{Tardis}, a community-developed software
package for spectral synthesis in supernovae. 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.

User modifications and additions that lead to publications need to be handed back to the community by incorporating them into this publicly available version of TARDIS. Please contact the TARDIS team via the github page if you have questions or need assistance.


Principle Investigator

  • Wolfgang Kerzendorf

Core Team

  • Vytautas Jancauskas
  • Markus Kromer
  • Stefan Lietzau
  • Ulrich Noebauer
  • Stuart Sim
  • Christian Vogl

Past Members

  • Aoife Boyle
  • Michael Klauser

Current and Former GSoC and SOCIS Students

  • Aoife Boyle (GSoC 2015)
  • Tomas Bylund (SOCIS 2016)
  • Karan Desai (GSoC 2016)
  • Vaibhav Gupta (GSoC 2017)
  • Vytautas Jancauskas (GSoC 2015)
  • Stefan Lietzau (GSoC 2017)
  • Mikhail Mishin (GSoC 2016)
  • Fotis Tsamis (GSoC 2016)


  • Maryam Patel (documentation, test environment)
  • Adam Suban-Loewen (GUI, profiling and parallelization)
  • Chris Sasaki and Mike Reid (Logo)
  • Knox Long & Christian Knigge (comparisons with “Python” and ionization data)
  • Erik Bray (help with incorporating Astropy’s setuphelpers)
  • Robert Ryans (testing installation process)