Anders Peter Andersen

Anders Peter Andersen

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

Technical University of Denmark


Building 309, room 120

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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ORCID 0000-0002-3831-1707
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01 AUG

Planktonic encounter rates with non-spherical encounter zones

A new theoretical approach makes it possible to model planktonic predator-prey interactions and quantify the effects of the encounter zone shape for both non-motile and motile predators .

13 JUN

Dense dwarfs versus gelatinous giants

A new theoretical model describes the trade-offs and physiological limits determining the body plan of planktonic filter feeders and explains why gelatinous plankton are gelatinous.

10 JAN

Why are some flagellates living in a ribbon case?

Choanoflagellates are filter feeders and an important component of microbial foodwebs. Because they are the ancestors of multicellular life, they have been intensely studied. Some species build an elaborate external ribbon structure. Its function is unknown but we demonstrate that it may significantly increase prey capture efficiency...

15 AUG

New paper: Hydrodynamics of microbial filter feeding

What physical constraints govern microbial filter feeding, and what can we derive about the microbial filter feeder as a trait?

13 MAR

New paper on an analytical model of flagellate hydrodynamics

We present an analytical model framework with which we can predict near-cell flows and trajectories of freely swimming unicellular organisms that swim with different numbers, arrangements, and beat patterns of their flagellar appendages.

31 JAN

New paper on swimming and feeding of mixotrophic biflagellates

Imagine you are a microscopic cell with two thin “arms” and want to survive in the ocean. How should you arrange and move those appendages to swim fast and efficiently, to avoid predators, and to get enough food?

23 APR

New paper in Physical Review E on “Quiet swimming at low Reynolds number” by Anders Andersen, Navish Wadhwa, and Thomas...

What does it take for plankton to master stealthy swimming, and why are some breast stroke swimming plankton quiet swimmers? New study addresses these questions using a simple model.