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About me

Welcome to my web page!

I am a Full Professor of Astronomy at Lund Observatory in the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University in Sweden. Here I work on topics such as 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)
 +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 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 here.



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Today's quote

Mayor: "Dr. Wernstrom, can you save my city?"
Wernstrom: "Of course, but it'll cost you. First I'll need tenure."
Mayor: "Done."
Wernstrom: "And a big research grant."
Mayor: "You got it!"
Wernstrom: "Also, access to a lab and five graduate 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"

This page was last modified on 23 December 2016.