Dr. Oscar Agertz


Dr. Oscar Agertz received his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where his thesis work focused on cosmological dark matter simulations of structure formation. He later went on to complete his Ph.D. in Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Zürich. After receiving his degree in 2010, he continued his research as a KICP fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. In July 2013 he joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in the new astrophysics group. His research focuses on theoretical aspects of the formation and evolution of galaxies, mainly using computational methods.

Research interests

  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Star formation and the interstellar medium
  • Computational astrophysics


Click here for all my publications on the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).


  • PHY3055: Cosmology & Galaxy Formation, FHEQ Level 6 (Module co-ordinator)
  • PHY1038: Mathematical and Computational Physics, FHEQ Level 4 (Computing labs)
  • PHY3002: Module coordinator of Final Year Projects
  • Year 1 Small Group Tutorials

Departmental Duties

  • Co-ordiantor of Bsc Final Year Projects (2015/2016)
  • Member of the Mphys placement working group
  • Member of the Research Data Management working group