12th-16th Feb 2024
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Joint Franco-Australian
5th Phantom and MCFOST
Users Workshop
Image: Outflow from the tidal disruption of a solar mass star around a supermassive black hole
Credit: Hu, Price & Mandel 2023

How does this dust collect in protoplanetary discs to form planets like the Earth and people like us? How do stars feed black holes in tidal disruption events? How does the common envelope get ejected?

All of these questions can be answered using Phantom, a smoothed particle hydrodynamics code developed right here at Monash, and MCFOST, a class-leading radiative transfer code originally developed at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, France and also at Monash.

Following our successful workshop last year, we are delighted to host the joint Franco-Australian Phantom and MCFOST users workshop in 2024


1. To consolidate development efforts

2. To set a roadmap for development priorities

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

We will set each afternoon of the workshop as a hackfest, to collaboratively implement new features and tests

Dates: 12th-16th Feb 2024

Venue: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

We are grateful to AFRAN for support for the workshop. The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) aims to actively promote the development of cooperation between France and Australia in the areas of research and innovation.


A detailed program will follow closer to the event


The conference will be held in:
Level Four
New Horizons
20 Research Way
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 recommended 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.


Click here to register and submit an abstract.

Click here for the registration payment for in-person attendance. The in-person registration fee includes coffee and lunch for all 5 days, entry to Healesville sanctuary and the conference dinner. Early bird prices ($225 student, $325 non-student) end on 19th Jan.

If you do not wish to give a talk or poster, just enter "none" for the title and abstract.

12th Jan, 2024: Abstract deadline.

19th Jan 2024: Early bird registration deadline.

3rd Feb 2024: Registration deadline for catering.


(please include "Phantom/MCFOST users workshop" in the title for email queries)


Daniel Price
Christophe Pinte
Taissa Danilovich
Rebecca Nealon
Terrence Tricco


Daniel Price (chair)
Rachel Harrison (co-chair)
Taissa Danilovich
Christophe Pinte
Iain Hammond
Caitlyn Hardiman
Megha Sharma