12. Acknowledgements

This work has been financially supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) (GR/T09156/01,EP/E0400631/1) in the United Kingdom, through funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement no 233552, and by the `University of Southampton`_.

We thank Thomas Schrefl, Wyn Williams, Michael Donahue, Richard Boardman and Jürgen Zimmermann for useful discussion that have supported the development of this tool.

Further acknowledgements go to the `Magpar`_ software and its main author Werner Scholz. Magpar has provided a finite element implementation of micromagnetics that has proved very useful in the development of nmag. Special thanks to Werner Scholz who has discussed various numerical problems with the nmag team in great depth.

We further thank the beta users for their helpful feedback, in particular Michael Martens, David Vokoun, Niels Wiese, Gabriel David Chaves O’Flynn and David Gonzales at the very early stages of the project.