Apr 23 – 27, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

School Participants

The third PhD school on Cosmology Tools took place at the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, in Aachen (Germany), in the week of 23-27 April 2018.

In this school students learnt how to compile, run, and modify the different cosmological codes available, as well as how to choose the right tool for the task at hand. Under the guidance of renowned experts, students became familiar with these codes and the physical principles behind them.

The structure of the school was designed to provide many opportunities for interaction between the students and the more senior researches, as well as fostering collaborations among fellow students with the group projects, which allowed the students to go more in depth in their favourite code.

All of the lectures were webcast live. The recordings can be found as attachments for each lecture in the timetable.

You can download the poster of the school here.


  • Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background (CAMB)
  • The Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System (CLASS)
  • Second Order Non-Gaussianity Boltzmann code (SONG)
  • Monte Carlo code for Cosmological Parameter extraction (MontePython)
  • Cosmological MonteCarlo (CosmoMC)
  • Cosmological parameter estimation tool (CosmoSIS)
  • Code to calculate the recombination history of the Universe (Recfast and Recfast++)
  • Cosmological Thermalization Project (CosmoTherm)
  • Cosmological Recombination (CosmoRec)
  • Cosmological N-body (Gadget 2 and 3)
  • The Global And Modular BSM Inference Tool (GAMBIT)


As the school has already finished, registration is no longer possible.