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)
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 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
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.