RWTH Aachen University
Antony Lewis (University of Sussex), Christian Fidler (RWTH Aachen), Deanna C Hooper, Jens Chluba, Julien Lesgourgues (TTK, RWTH Aachen University), Savvas Nesseris, Thejs Brinckmann (RWTH Aachen), Thomas Tram, Volker Springel

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.

  • Alexander Ganz
  • Andrea Oddo
  • Andreas Finke
  • Anton Baleato Lizancos
  • Christian Fidler
  • Daniel Pfeffer
  • Deanna C Hooper
  • Dina Traykova
  • Eunseong Lee
  • Farida Farsian
  • Felix Kahlhoefer
  • Francesca Pearce
  • Gabriele Parimbelli
  • Georgios Tringas
  • Goran Jelic-Cizmek
  • Guadalupe Cañas Herrera
  • Janina Renk
  • Jens Chluba
  • Jessica Avva
  • Jesus Torrado Cacho
  • Joe Zuntz
  • Julien Lesgourgues
  • Katie Short
  • Konstantinos Tanidis
  • Lucas Pinol
  • Lukas Hergt
  • Matteo Braglia
  • Matteo Martinelli
  • Michael Buehlmann
  • Mischa Knabenhans
  • Nicholas Huang
  • Riccardo Murgia
  • Ruediger Pakmor
  • Safir Yahia-Cherif
  • Sebastien Clesse
  • Thejs Brinckmann
  • Thomas Tram
  • Tim Sprenger
  • Wessel Valkenbuerg
  • Will Handley