13th-17th Feb 2023
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Phantom and MCFOST
Image: The IM Lupi protoplanetary disc: simulations using Phantom+MCFOST (right) compared to observations (left)
Credit: Verrios+2022; Andrews+2018/DSHARP/ALMA

"We showed how to use SPH, for flows in curved metrics of space. We captured the shocks, and adjusted the clocks. Our tests, they all worked in each case."

— Liptai & Price (2019)

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 also developed at Monash.

It's been a couple of traumatic years since we last met, so it's time to gather the user community together, solve some problems and set some goals


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: 13th-17th Feb 2023

Venue: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

We are grateful to the Monash-Warwick alliance for support for the workshop


A detailed program is shown below


Amena Faruqi
Ana Lourdes Juarez Garcia
Andrew Harris
Arup Kumar Maity
Benedetta Veronesi
Caitlyn Hardiman
Cheryl Lau
Christophe Pinte
Claudia Toci
Cristiano Longarini
Daniel Price
Dimitri Veras
Elisabeth Borchert
Griselda Arroyo-Chávez
Iain Hammond
Ilya Mandel
James Wurster
Jean-François Gonzalez
Jeremy Smallwood
Jolien Malfait
Katerina Klos
Lionel Siess
Luis Carlos Bermúdez Bustamante
Martina Toscani
Maxime Lombart
Megha Sharma
Miguel Angel Gonzalez Bolivar
Mike Lau
Nicolás Cuello
Orsola De Marco
Rafael Martinez-Brunner
Rebecca Nealon
Ryosuke Hirai
Sahl Rowther
Simone Ceppi
Spencer Magnall
Stephane Michoulier
Taïssa Danilovich
Terrence Tricco
Thomas Rintoul


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 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.


Registration payment form here. Early bird prices ($150 student, $250 non-student) end on 8th Feb.

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

31st Jan, 2023: Abstract deadline.

8th Feb, 2023: Early bird registration deadline.

Registration fee will include conference related costs including all tea/coffee breaks, Monday to Friday lunches and the conference dinner /excursion.

Submit your title/abstract/dietary requirements separately via the form below:

Click here to register


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


Daniel Price
Christophe Pinte
Rebecca Nealon
Terrence Tricco
James Wurster


Daniel Price (chair)
Rebecca Nealon & Christophe Pinte (co-chairs)
Elli Borchert
Himanshi Garg
Iain Hammond
Caitlyn Hardiman
Mike Lau
Spencer Magnall
Megha Sharma