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 Intermediate Sources, Tallies, and Variance Reduction


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Important Dates

Workshop Date:  December 9-13, 2019

Last Date to Pay and receive the Early Payment Discount:  November 9, 2019

Last Date to Cancel registration for a cash refund:  November, 2019

Workshop Fees

If tuition is paid before the early payment discount date (see date above):  $2500

If tuition is paid after the early payment discount date (see date above): $2800

If tuition is paid after the class starts: $3000

Workshop Description

Participants MUST get MCNP® and the Visual Editor 61 from RSICC prior to the class.  Email proof by following the steps in this .pdf file.  You must email this proof to Randy Schwarz with your registration. 


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 This workshop will focus on advanced sources, complex tallies, and how to use variance reduction on your problems to help your tallies converge.


 The workshop will be taught by Randy Schwarz who has been doing MCNP ® calculations for over 30 years and doing workshops for 20 years.


 Participants can create geometries using the software of their choice (by hand, using Nucwiz (, or the Visual Editor (


 The focus will be on running calculations and getting converged answers. Because of the small workshop size, Randy will focus the workshop to your specific needs and will apply the concepts to your problems.


 Randy has extensive knowledge in variance reduction an example of some of his work can be found here:


 Participants are encouraged to bring their own input files to apply the methods from this workshop on their specific tasks.



Randy Schwarz - Click here for Bio.

Lodging and Facilities

This course will be held on Mactan Island, Philippines at the Mactan Waterfront Hotel, next to the airport.


You can view the hotel website here:





To register, you must send proof that you are a licensed user of MCNP® to Randy Schwarz.  To do this, follow the instructions in this .pdf file.


After you have sent proof to Randy, you must also email the following information to Randy Schwarz (preferred) or call (509)539-8621 :


Note:  In some cases it can take up to 45 days to get approved for this code.  Your registration can not be finalized until you have been approved for access to this code by RSICC.  Click Here to order the code from RSICC.


Method of Payment:

The workshop is five days long.


Payment for the workshop can be made by check, wire transfer, or VISA/Mastercard.


Payment by Check (preferred):

To pay by check, make checks out to Visual Editor Consultants (checks must be in US dollars on a check from a US bank). Send check to:

      Randy Schwarz

      P.O. Box 1308 

      Richland, WA 99352



Payment by wire transfer (also preferred):

Email Randy for details.


Payment by Credit Card:

Please fill out the form and fax it to (509)946-2001.  Click here to download credit card payment form (.pdf format)  (Microsoft Word format).

Cancellation Policy

Payment will be refunded for cancellations received by the "Last Date to Cancel for a Refund" date, two weeks in advance of the start date of the workshop. Cancellations received after that date will be rescheduled to the next available class but payment will not be refunded. Substitutions of a different employee from the same company are permitted with prior approval.