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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.

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

Contact information

Travel

E-mail:
 anders (at) astro.lu.se
Phone:
 +46 46 22 21589 (office)
 +46 736 84 96 98 (mobile)
Fax:
 +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 three 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 topics in Lund.

We hold supercomputing grants at Lunarc in Lund and through a European PRACE project.

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

Bookmarks

C.V.

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

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This page was last modified on 10 June 2015.