Bertram Bitsch's homepage

About me

Welcome to my web page!

I am currently a Senior Research Fellow (forskare) at Lund Observatory at Lund University in Sweden. Here I work on topics such as planet formation and accretion discs utilising computer simulations.

I finished my PhD in 2011 at the University of Tuebingen. After that I spent a bit more than two years as a postdoc at the Observatoire de la cote d'Azur in Nice, France.

Starting from January 2018, I will form my own research group at the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany, thanks to my recently won ERC-Starting grant.

Contact information

 bert (at)
 +46 46 22 21588 (office)
 +46 46 22 24614

My office is in room B243 at Lund Observatory, Box 43, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

Research profile

My main research focuses on computer simulations of accretion disc structures. Inside these discs, small dust particles stick to each other to form pebbles, pebbles concentrate in the turbulent flow to form planetesimals and planetary embryos and grow to planets, which undergo substantial radial migration. All these processes are influenced by the underlying structure of the protoplanetary disc, specifically the profiles of temperature, gas scale height and density. I am therefore interested in all processes that can influence the structure of the disc and how planets can interact with the disc.

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Click this link to download my cv.

This page was last modified on 20 November 2017.