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Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA)
and School of Mathematical Sciences,
Monash University,
Clayton,
Vic 3800
Australia
tel: +61 3 9905 1760
fax: +61 3 9905 4403
Skype: danieljamesprice
daniel.price [ @ ] monash.edu

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News:

Nov. 2013: I am now a Future Fellow, having been awarded a 4-year research fellowship from the Australian Research Council in the 2013 round. Am delighted!

I will be lecturing on SPH at the IMPRS summer school on computational astrophysics in Heidelberg, Germany, Sep 10-14th, 2012.

20th March 2012: New Scientist Article on our recent paper - "Hungry black holes eat two courses at once"

Feb 2012: I will be lecturing on SPH at the ANITA/ASA numerical astrophysics summer school in Melbourne

Links to collaborators:

Matthew Bate
Giuseppe Lodato
Chris Nixon
Christoph Federrath
Guillaume Laibe
Ben Ayliffe
Terry Tricco

Greetings. I am a Senior Lecturer at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this I was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Astrophysics group of the School of Physics at the University of Exeter (before which I also held a PPARC/STFC Postdoctoral Research fellowship at Exeter). I completed my PhD at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. It all started out with an honours year here at Monash. You should find some links in the sidebar to whatever it was that caused you to wander here in the first place. My research interests are broadly in Computational Astrophysics - see my research page, though generally involving Magnetohydrodynamics, Star Formation and the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. (In poetic form).

I am currently a member of the Editorial Board for PASA, the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia and am actively involved with the Scientists in Schools program.

Outflows launched during the collapse of a molecular cloud core to form a star from Daniel Price on Vimeo. The movie shows the collapse of a gaseous sphere to form a protostar. The collapse stalls at the `first core' phase, launching an outflow of gas, before molecular Hydrogen dissociates and the collapse proceeds to form the second core, the protostar, with a density close to that of water (1 g/cm^3). See the paper.

Recent Publications

Laibe, Guillaume; Price, Daniel J.; 2014, Dusty gas with one fluid, MNRAS 440, 2136-2146 (arXiv:1402.5248, ADS)

Bate, Matthew R.; Tricco, Terrence; Price, Daniel J.; 2014, Collapse of a molecular cloud core to stellar densities: stellar core and jet formation in radiation magnetohydrodynamics simulations, accepted to MNRAS 30th Sep. 2013

Nixon, Chris J., King, Andrew R., Price, Daniel J., Frank, Juhan; 2012, Tearing up the disc: How black holes accrete, accepted to ApJL 17th August 2012 (arXiv:1209.1393).

Tricco, Terrence S., Price, Daniel J.,; 2012, Constrained hyperbolic divergence cleaning for Smoothed Particle Magnetohydrodynamics, J. Comp. Phys. 231, 7214-7236 (arXiv:1206.6159).

Price, Daniel J., Tricco, Terrence S., Bate Matthew R.; 2012, Collimated jets from the first core, accepted to MNRAS Letters (9th March 2012) (arXiv:1203.2933).

Nixon, Chris; King, Andrew R.; Price, Daniel J.; 2012, Rapid AGN accretion from counter-rotating discs, accepted to MNRAS (arXiv:1203.0008).
Price, D.J., 2012, Resolving high Reynolds numbers in SPH simulations of subsonic turbulence, accepted to MNRAS Letters 4th Nov 2011. (also at arXiv:1111.1255). This is mainly a direct response to Bauer and Springel's flamebait: arXiv:1109.4413v1.

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics is a pedagogical review and introduction to Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics I have written for J. Comp. Phys (also at arXiv:1012.1885). It is based on some lectures I gave at the ASTROSIM summer school in Torun, Poland, and coincides with the release of the NDSPMHD code.

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