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Dr. Cornelius Stefan Rampf

Research associate

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb

Curriculum vitae

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 and asymptotic analysis, 
  • developing fast and/or accurate N-body simulation techniques for cosmic structures, and
  • resolving the fluid regime of dark matter around caustics/shell-crossings.

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

  • Permanent Staff, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (2024-present)
  • 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)


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