Magnus Gustafsson
Magnus Gustafsson

Magnus Gustafsson

Luleå University of Technology
Applied Physics
Material 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

Hydrogen Dimers in Giant-planet Infrared Spectra (2018)

Fletcher. L, Gustafsson. M, Orton. G
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, ISSN: 0067-0049, Vol. 235, nr. 1
Article in journal

Recent advances in collisional effects on spectra of molecular gases and their practical consequences (2018)

Hartmann. J, Tran. H, Armante. R, Boulet. C, Campargue. A, Forget. F, et al.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, ISSN: 0022-4073, Vol. 213, s. 178-227
Article in journal

A surface-hopping method for semiclassical calculations of cross sectionsfor radiative association with electronic transitions (2017)

Szabo. P, Gustafsson. M
Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN: 0021-9606, Vol. 147
Article in journal

Hydrogen dimer features in low temperature collision-induced spectra (2017)

Gustafsson. M
Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN: 1742-6588, Vol. 810, nr. 1