Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA)
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Monash University,
Vic 3800
tel: +61 3 9905 1760
Skype: danieljamesprice
daniel.price [ @ ] monash.edu



Aug 2019: 2nd baby planet discovered!

Jul 2018: Baby planet discovered!

Feb 2017: Phantom SPH code now public!.

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"

Links to collaborators:

Matthew Bate
Giuseppe Lodato
Rebecca Nealon
Christoph Federrath
Guillaume Laibe

Greetings. I am an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) in the School of Physics and Astronomy (formerly 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. My research interests are broadly in Computational Astrophysics — see my research page, generally involving star and planet formation, accretion discs and the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method.

Pinte, Christophe; Van der Plas, G.; Menard, F.; Price, D. J.; Christiaens, V.; Hill, T.; Mentiplay, D.; Ginski, C; Choquet, E; Boehler, Y.; Duchene, G.; Perez S.; Casassus, S., 2019, Kinematic detection of a planet carving a gap in a protoplanetary disc, Nature Astronomy (arXiv:1907.02538)
| CNET article (public level) | Monash press release |

Christiaens, V., et al. 2019, Evidence for a circumplanetary disc around protoplanet PDS 70 b, ApJL 877, L33 (arXiv:1905.06370, ADS)
| Monash press release |

Pinte, Christophe; Price, D. J.; Menard, F.; Duchene, G.; Dent, W.; Hill, T.; de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I.; Hales, A; Mentiplay, D.; 2018, Kinematic evidence for an embedded protoplanet in a circumstellar disc, accepted to ApJL (arXiv:1805.10293)

Hayley Macpherson, Paul D. Lasky and Daniel J. Price, 2018, The trouble with Hubble: Local versus global expansion rates in inhomogeneous cosmological simulations with numerical relativity, ApJL 865, L4 (arXiv:1807.01714, ADS)
| AAS NOVA article (public level) | Monash press release |

Recent Publications

Price, Daniel, et al., 2018, Phantom: A smoothed particle hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics code for astrophysics, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 35, e031 (arXiv:1702.03930, ADS)
| Get the code |


Giovanni Dipierro, Daniel Price, Guillaume Laibe, Kieran Hirsh, Alice Cerioli and Giuseppe Lodato; 2015 On planet formation in HL Tau, accepted to MNRAS Letters 22nd July 2015

Rebecca Nealon, Daniel Price and Chris Nixon; 2015, On the Bardeen-Petterson effect in black hole accretion discs, accepted to MNRAS 6th Jan 2015 (arXiv:1501.01687)

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).

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).

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics is a pedagogical review and introduction to Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics I wrote 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.