Magnus Gustafsson
Magnus Gustafsson

Magnus Gustafsson

Luleå University of Technology
Applied Physics
Materials Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491983
E158 Luleå


Theoretical atomic molecular and optical physics.  Quantum and classical descriptions of molecular collisions and interactions with electromagnetic radiation.  Focus on astro-applications: molecule formation in the interstellar medium and radiation transfer in planetary and stellar atmospheres.

PhD student:  Wissam Fakhardji, Collision-induced absorption in planetary atmospheres, September 2015 - present

Postdoc:  Péter Szabó, Molecule production in the interstellar medium, March 2017 - February 2019

Master students:

  • Jonatan Öström, Radiative association of CF+, 2014-2015, thesis
  • Johan Carlstedt, H2-He collision-induced absorption, 2019

On my research before starting at LTU



Publicationscomments and minor corrections




My teaching is centered around student involvement.  My tools: interactive methods, concept tests with clickers and peer-instruction, complemented with a combination of traditional class room demonstrations and computer simulations.

More about my teaching


I am involved in the organization of LTU's Graduate School of Space Technology.



Article in journal

Erratum: “Reaction rate constant for radiative association of CF+” [J. Chem. Phys. 144, 044302 (2016)] (2019)

Öström. J, Bezrukov. D, Nyman. G, Gustafsson. M
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 150, nr. 24
Article in journal

Formation of the NH molecule and its isotopologues through radiative association (2019)

Szabo. P, Gustafsson. M
Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 483, nr. 3, s. 3574-3578
Article in journal

Update of the HITRAN collision-induced absorption section (2019)

Karman. T, Gordon. I, van der Avoird. A, Baranov. Y, Boulet. C, Drouin. B, et al.
Icarus (New York, N.Y. 1962), Vol. 328, s. 160-175
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Hydrogen Dimers in Giant-planet Infrared Spectra (2018)

Fletcher. L, Gustafsson. M, Orton. G
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol. 235, nr. 1