3rd Phantom + MCFOST users workshop, 24th-28th Feb 2020, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
tidal disruption event using phantom (Liptai, Price et al.)


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It's been a while since our last hackfest. So it's time to gather the user community together, solve some problems and set some goals


1. To consolidate development efforts that have taken place so far

2. To set a roadmap for future development priorities

3. To grow the user community, and especially to encourage sideways interaction between users

We will set aside several hours of the workshop each day as a hackfest, to collaboratively implement new features and tests



Venue: Collaboration lounge, 4th floor of New Horizons Building

10:00am - Daniel Price - Where we are and where we'd like to be

10:30am - Arnaud Vericel - Dust Growth & Fragmentation in Phantom: A Two-Fluid Approach

11:00am - coffee break

11:45am - Benedetta Veronesi - Is the DS Tau disc hiding a planet?

12:15pm - Valentin Christiaens - Detecting companions in discs

12:45-2pm - lunch break

2pm - 5pm - afternoon hack session

5:00pm - 7:00pm - wine and cheese welcome reception


Venue: JL William room 139, 19 Rainforest Walk

9:00am - Nicolas Cuello - flybys and disc-companion interaction (remote contribution)

9:30am - James Wurster - magnetic fields and star formation (remote contribution)

10:15am - Christophe Pinte - Kinematic detection of protoplanets

11:00am - coffee break

11:45am - Maxime Lombart - Fighting against growth over-diffusion with Discontinuous Galerkin schemes

12pm-1pm - astro seminar

1pm-2pm - lunch break

2pm - 3pm Daniel Mentiplay - Plonk demonstration (materials available here)

3pm - 5pm - afternoon hack session


Venue: Collaboration lounge, 4th floor of New Horizons Building

9:00am - Rebecca Nealon - shadowing in misaligned circumbinary discs (remote contribution)

9:45am - 10:45am Orsola de Marco - common envelope evolution and stellar physics with PHANTOM

11:00am - Daniel Mentiplay - Dust and gas in protoplanetary discs (PhD final review) - NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE (Room 107, 10 college walk)

11:30am - 12:00pm - coffee break

12:00pm - 12:30pm - Ryosuke Harai - Numerically modelling the origin of Eta Carinae

12:00pm - 1:00pm - stellar physics discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pm - lunch break

2:00pm - 5:00pm - afternoon hack session

7:00pm - conference dinner in the city


Venue: JL William room 139, 19 Rainforest Walk

10:00am - Josh Calcino - Dust and gas in protoplanetary discs

10:30am - David Liptai - PHANTOM-GR and tidal disruption events

11:00am - coffee break

11:45am - 12:15pm - Daniel Price - status report on radiation in phantom

12:15pm - 12:45pm - radiation discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pm - lunch break

2pm - 5pm - afternoon hack session


Venue: Small seminar room 110, 10 college walk

9:00am - Chris Russell - Getting your hydro sims into full VR (remote contribution)

9:45am - 11:00am - morning hack session

11:00am - 11:30am - coffee break

11:30am - 1:00pm - presentations/demonstrations from hack sessions

1pm - 2pm - lunch

2pm - 3pm - afternoon hack session / roadmap discussion

3pm - conference close


Local information

The workshop will be held in: Room 110 (first floor)
School of Physics and Astronomy
10 College Walk
Monash University Clayton Campus
Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

The cheapest way to get here is to take the Skybus from the airport to Southern Cross Station, jump on a train to Huntingdale (Pakenham/Cranbourne line) and then catch the 601 shuttle bus from Huntingdale station to the campus. Total cost around $25. Check the ptv website for details.

The fastest way to get here is in a taxi, but it will cost you around $120.

Our recommmended accommodation option is Mannix college. Otherwise you can check hotels close to campus. Staying somewhere in South Yarra is another option which is on the train line to Monash (30 mins to campus) but in a lively area closer to the centre of Melbourne.


Josh Calcino (Univ. Queensland, Aus)
Valentin Christiaens (Monash, Aus)
Nicolas Cuello (PUC -- remote contribution)
Orsola de Marco (Macquarie, Aus)
Ryosuke Harai (Monash, Aus)
Mike Lau (Monash, Aus)
David Liptai (Monash, Aus)
Maxime Lombart (ENS Lyon, France)
Daniel Mentiplay (Monash, Aus)
Rebecca Nealon (Leicester -- remote contribution)
Christophe Pinte (Monash, Aus)
Daniel Price (Monash, Aus)
Arnaud Vericel (Univ. Lyon, France)
Benedetta Veronesi (Milan, Italy)
James Wurster (St Andrews, Scotland -- remote contribution)


Click here to register. Be quick! Early bird closes 31/1/20 and numbers are limited.
If you do not wish to give a talk or poster, just enter "none" for the title and abstract.



daniel.price@monash.edu or christophe.pinte@monash.edu