Anders Johansen's homepage

About me

Welcome to my web page!

I am a Professor of Astronomy at Lund Observatory in the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University in Sweden. I am also a Professor of Planetary Sciences and Planet Formation at the GLOBE Institute at the University of Copenhagen. I work on the topics planet formation, exoplanets, accretion discs, turbulence, and supercomputing.

I obtained my PhD degree in 2007 at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and at Heidelberg University. After that I spent a bit more than two years as a postdoc at Leiden Observatory.

I obtained my docent degree from Lund University in 2013.

Contact information


 anders (at) /
  Anders.Johansen (at)
 +46 736 84 96 98 (mobile)

My office at Lund Observatory is in room B240, Box 43, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

You can see information about my travel plans here.

Research profile

Research group

My research focuses on theoretical and computational models of planet formation. I study a wide range of growth stages in the formation of planets: the growth of dust grains to pebbles, the formation of planetesimals (e.g, by the streaming instability), the rapid planetary accretion by pebble accretion, and the final assembly of planetary systems. This work is relevant for understanding the planets of the Solar System as well as the vast amount of exoplanets that have been discovered around other stars.

You can read more about my research interests here. Click here to see my publication list on ADS (sort by citations). My Google Scholar page can be found here.

Follow this link for a full Curriculum Vitae (CV).

My research group at Lund Observatory currently hosts five PhD students and four Postdoctoral Fellows. The group is funded by Lund University, the Swedish Research Council, the European Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, and the Royal Physiographical Society of Lund. The group is part of the bigger Theoretical Astrophysics and Observational and Theoretical Astrophysics environments in Lund.

We hold supercomputing grants at the Lunarc Center for Scientific and Technical Computing at Lund University and through the European PRACE collaboration.

You can read more about my research group here.

Today's quote

Lisa: *Now* can we do something Japanese?
Homer: Oh, I'm sick of doing Japanese stuff! In jail we had to be in this
dumb kabuki play about the 47 Ronin, and I wanted to be Oshi, but they
made me Ori!
Bart: Then we had to do two hours of origami, followed by flower arranging
and meditation!
Homer: [to Bart in Japanese, subtitled:] Should we tell them the secret of
inner peace?
Bart: [Japanese, subtitled:] No, they are foreign devils.
Marge: [to Lisa:] Honey, I know you want to see Japan, but we're down to our
last million yen. [takes a bill out of her hair]
Homer: [to Lisa:] Don't worry, ichiban, I'll show you something Japanese.
[takes the million yen note from Marge and folds it into a crane]
Lisa: Oh, it's beautiful, Dad!
Homer: It's a crane. The Japanese believe they bring good luck. [hands the
crane to Lisa]
Marge: Be careful. We need that money to get home.
[The wind carries the million-yen crane away]
Homer: [Japanese, subtitled:] D'oh!
-- The Simpsons, Episode AABF20 - "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"

This page was last modified on 2 August 2020.