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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.

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

There were six men of Hindustan,
to learning much inclined,
Who went to see an elephant,
though all of them were blind,
That each by observation
might satisfy his mind.

The first approached the elephant,
and happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
at once began to bawl,
"This mystery of an elephant
is very like a wall."

The second, feeling of the tusk,
cried, "Ho, what have we here,
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me 'tis mighty clear,
This wonder of an elephant
is very like a spear."

The third approached the elephant,
and happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
thus boldly up and spake,
"I see," quoth he,
"the elephant is very like a snake."

The fourth reached out an eager hand,
and felt above the knee,
"What this most wondrous beast
is like is very plain" said he,
"'Tis clear enough the elephant
is very like a tree."

The fifth who chanced to touch the ear
said, "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
deny the fact who can;
This marvel of an elephant
is very like a fan."

The sixth no sooner had begun
about the beast to grope,
Than seizing on the swinging tail
that fell within his scope;
"I see," said he, "the elephant
is very like a rope."

So six blind men of Hindustan
disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
exceeding stiff and strong;
Though each was partly in the right,
they all were in the wrong!
-- John Godfrey Saxe

This page was last modified on 25 June 2014.