Anders Johansen's homepage

About me

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.

News: Three PhD positions on planet formation available (deadline 22 May)

Contact information


 anders (at)
 +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, Sweden

You can see information about my travel plans here.

Research profile

Research group

My research focuses on computer simulations of planet formation. I am especially interested in the dynamics of dust particles in turbulent protoplanetary discs. This is relevant for the formation of planetesimals and protoplanets, the first steps on the way to real planets.

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 co-developer of the Pencil Code, a high order finite difference magnetohydrodynamics code that is highly modular and versatile.

My research group currently hosts four PhD students, a postdoctoral fellow and two 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 topics in Lund.

We hold computing grants at the Alarik system at Lunarc in Lund and through a European PRACE project.

You can read more about the group's activies here.



Follow this link to see my internet bookmarks. Follow this link for a brief description of my professional life so far.

Today's quote

[HAL won't let Dave into the ship]
Dave: All right, HAL; I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave, you're going to find that rather
Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
[On Dave's return to the ship]
HAL: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this.
-- 2001: A Space Odyssey

This page was last modified on 4 March 2015.