Welcome to my web page!
I am a Senior Lecturer (universitetslektor) at Lund Observatory at Lund University
in Sweden. Here I work on topics such as planet formation, accretion
discs, turbulence, and supercomputing.
I finished my PhD in 2007 at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in
Heidelberg. 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.
anders (at) astro.lu.se
+46 46 22 21589 (office)
+46 736 84 96 98 (mobile)
+46 46 22 24614
My office is in room B240 at Lund Observatory, Box 43, 221 00 Lund,
You can see information about my travel plans here.
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, 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.
I am a core developer of the Pencil Code,
a highly modular and versatile code for simulating hydrodynamical flows
with embedded dust particles.
My research group currently hosts six PhD students and three Senior
Research Fellows. The group's activities are
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's activities are 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 the Planet Formation Group's research activies
Follow this link to see my internet
Follow this link for a brief description of
my professional life so far.
Mayor: "Dr. Wernstrom, can you save my city?"
Wernstrom: "Of course, but it'll cost you. First I'll need tenure."
Wernstrom: "And a big research grant."
Mayor: "You got it!"
Wernstrom: "Also, access to a lab and five graduate students...at least three of them Chinese."
Mayor: "Did...all right, done. What's your plan?"
Wernstrom: "What plan? I'm set for life. Au revoir, suckers!"
Leela: "That rat! Do something!"
Mayor: "I wish I could, but he's got tenure."
-- Futurama, Episode 1ACV08 - "A Big Piece of Garbage"
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