School of Physics and Astronomy,
Monash University,
Vic 3800
tel: +61 3 9905 1760
daniel.price [ @ ] monash.edu


Greetings. I am a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this I was a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash. Before joining Monash in 2008, 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)
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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)
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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)
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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.