cornelius rampf


Cornelius Rampf
Department of Mathematics, and
Department of Astrophysics
University of Vienna


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

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria (2021-2024)
  • Marie Curie Fellow, Laboratoire Lagrange, UCA/OCA, Nice, France (2018-2020)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher and Scientific Coordinator of the TRR33 “The Dark Universe”, ITP, Heidelberg, Germany (2017-2018)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 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 Researcher, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2013)
  • Graduate Researcher, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010-2013)