Lund Observatory

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Two doctoral students in Planet and Galaxy Formation



Two Doctoral students in Planet and Galaxy Formation

Research fields of galaxy and planet formation is in rapid development, fuelled by the wealth of new observational data and the advent of more and more powerful supercomputers. Funding has been obtained from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation and the European Research Council (ERC) to hire two PhD students in theoretical and computational astrophysics at Lund Observatory, focusing on planet or galaxy formation.

The PhD students will work within the subjects:

- Planets (w. Anders Johansen): (1) the growth of from dust to pebbles in protoplanetary discs, (2) the formation of terrestrial planets, super-Earths and giant planets by accretion of planetesimals and pebbles and (3) the chemical composition of planets.

- Galaxies (w. Oscar Agertz): (1) cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution (2) the formation of stars and star clusters in galaxies across cosmic time (3) impact of feedback processes on galaxy formation.

In addition to working on the topics listed above, the students will work within the inspiring environment at Lund Observatory, which currently hosts 26 scientific staff, including postdocs, and 13 PhD students.

Contact persons: Anders Johansen ( and Oscar Agertz (

Applications should be submitted electronically - please follow this link: Announcement.

The deadline for submitting an application is 2017, December 1.

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