Sebastian Lorek

About me

I am a postdoc in the planet formation group at Lund Observatory, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics of Lund University, working with Anders Johansen.

Short CV

2008 - 2011 Bachelor of Science in Physics, Heidelberg University
2011 - 2014 Master of Science in Physics, Heidelberg University
2014 - 2017 PhD in Physics, Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig
2018 - now Postdoc, Lund Observatory


My research work is focused on planet formation and the formation and evolution of the Solar System. I am mainly interested in dust evolution, planetesimals, and the minor bodies of the Solar System, such as comets and asteroids.

I focus on the questions:

  • dust growth in protoplanetary discs,
  • formation of planetesimals,
  • dynamics of minor bodies,
  • cometary physics.


Comet formation in collapsing pebble clouds (Lorek et al. 2016)
Local growth of dust- and ice-mixed aggregates (Lorek et al. 2018)