Special workshop on CLASS and MontePython, March 17–21, 2014

The team of Dr. Julien Lesgourgues (CERN/EPFL) will visit MPA and kindly give us a series of lectures on linear perturbation theory (CMB and large-scale structure) as well as hands-on exercise sessions on his linear Boltzmann code "CLASS" and Markov Chain Monte Carlo code "MontePython". 

The lectures will be for one week. This will be the one-and-only opportunity for everyone to learn how to go from the CMB and large-scale structure power spectra to the cosmological parameters, and the physics behind this process. Do not miss it!!

TopicLinear Perturbation Theory and Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Program: available here for download

Lecture notes: available here for download

Instructions: available here


  • Julien Lesgourgues (CERN/EPFL)
  • Benjamin Audren (EPFL)
  • Miguel Zumalacarregui (Heidelberg)

Date: March 17-21, 2014

Time: 9:45-15:30 [Note an earlier starting time than the usual lectures!]

Location: NEW MPA lecture hall