Cornelius Rampf

Research interests

My research interest is gravitation and cosmology, with main focus on cosmological structure formation. More specifically, my current research objectives include

  • perturbation theory in standard and non-standard cosmological models,
  • resolving caustics/shell-crossings in cosmic fluid descriptions for dark matter, and
  • General Relativity, e.g. how massive neutrinos can be incorporated in N-body simulations.

Applying state-of-the-art techniques borrowed from high-energy physics and mathematical fluid dynamics, I develop novel tools to determine the large-scale structure to high accuracy.


  • Marie Curie Fellowship, 2 years, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), ICG Portsmouth, 2.5 years, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research fellowship from the Albert Einstein Institute Potsdam, 3 months

Career trajectory

  • Marie Curie Fellow, Laboratoire Lagrange, UCA/OCA, Nice, France (since 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher Associate and Scientific Coordinator of the TRR33 “The Dark Universe”, ITP, Heidelberg, Germany (2017-2018)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher Associate, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ICG Portsmouth, United Kingdom (2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2013)
  • Graduate Researcher, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010-2013)

Publications and further details

Research Fellow

Cornelius Rampf
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