Summer School on Large-Scale Structure

The field of large-scale structure (LSS) is rapidly evolving, and becoming increasingly technical and specialized. At the same time, there is high demand for a new generation of cosmologists to develop model predictions and exploit the upcoming data sets from galaxy surveys. This school aims to provide a focused, in-depth training for this purpose.

The school is open to all interested attendees. However, preference will be given to PhD students and young postdocs.

July 23-27, 2018 at the Harnack-Haus, Berlin

The Harnack-Haus is situated in the green Berlin neighborhood of Dahlem, right next to the campus of the Freie Universit├Ąt.

Tentative program

  • Linear perturbation theory and Boltzmann hierarchy

    Julien Lesgourgues, RWTH Aachen

  • Nonlinear perturbation theory and structure formation

    Mehrdad Mirbabayi, ICTP

  • Physical approaches to nonlinear structure formation

    Marcelo Alvarez, Berkeley

  • Cosmological simulations

    Raul Angulo, CEFCA

  • Halo and galaxy bias

    Fabian Schmidt, MPA

  • Redshift-space distortions

    Cora Uhlemann, Cambridge

  • From galaxy catalogs to cosmological parameters

    Hee-Jong Seo, Ohio University

  • Reionization

    Marcelo Alvarez, Berkeley

  • Dark energy and modified gravity

    Ignacy Sawicki, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences

  • Participant posters

  • Logistics

    There is no registration fee for participants. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Participants only need to cover accommodation, travel expenses and dinner. Accommodation is available in the Harnack guest house. Approximate costs per night are EUR 70-75 for a room in single occupancy, and EUR 55 for double occupancy.


    Application is closed. All applicants will be informed of the outcome very soon.