About me

I am an Associate senior university lecturer at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University, Sweden. My work mainly concerns the formation and evolution of galaxies. In 2010 I completed my Ph.D. at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich. After this I took up a fellowship position at the Kavli Institure for Theoretical Physics, University of Chicago. In 2013 I became a lecturer in the astrophysics group at the Univerity of Surrey, and in 2016 I started my current position at Lund University.

Research Interests

  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Star formation, the interstellar medium and stellar feedback processes
  • Galactic winds the and the nature of the circum-galactic medium
  • Computational astrophysics and hydrodynamics
  • Dark matter and structure formation
  • Virtual Reality visualisation

    Within the DATA theme (2017-2018) at the Pufendorf Institute for Advances Studies, I collaborated with Mattias Wallergard (Design Science, LTH), Simon Holk (Student, LTH) and researchers at Humlab (Henrik Garde, Diederick C. Nierhorster) to develop a Virtual Reality framework for visualising astrophysical data. For more information about this effort, click the presentation below.

  • COMPUTE Winter meeting 2018
  • Visualising the Universe, DATA 2018
  • This work continues thanks to a grant (Visualising the assembly of the Milky Way. PI: Stefen Lindgren, Humlab, LU, 2018-2020) from the e-Science Collaboration (eSSSENCE) in Sweden.

    Teaching and supervision

  • Extragalactic astronomy (ASTM19) , course coordinator and lecturer
    Master level course, given every second year. More information about the course can be found on the course website

  • B.Sc and M.Sc students
    I supervise students at B.Sc and M.Sc levels. Contact me for information about available projects.

  • COMPUTE research school, Lund University.
    I am of of the study directors for the COMPUTE research school at the Science Faculty, Lund University, which a focuses on scientific discovery using computer simulations. COMPUTE, which complements existing PhD programs, brings together partners from several different departments at the Faculty of Science at Lund University. The common theme for the activities of all these partners is the use of computer simulations in driving research forward.

  • Contact

    • Address

      Lund Observatory
      Department of astronomy and theoretical physics
      Box 43, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
      Visiting address: Sölvegatan 27
    • Phone

      +46 (0)46 22 21576
    • Email

      oscar.agertz@astro.lu.se