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Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller

Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller

pronouns: he/him/his


Physical Cosmology, Dark Energy, Galaxy Clusters, Cosmic Microwave Background, Modified Gravity, Dark Matter, Large-Scale Structure, AI methods


Room: 101
Phone: +49 89 2180 5976

Welcome to my homepage. I am a Professor at the Department of Physics at Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Munich, where I work at the University Observatory. I am also affiliated with the Excellence Cluster Origins and the Max-Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics.

Recent Publications

Cosmic shear in harmonic space from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Data: compatibility with configuration space results, Camacho, H. et al.,Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 516, 5799, (2022)

Euclid preparation. XXVII. Covariance model validation for the 2-point correlation function of galaxy clusters, Euclid Collaboration et al.,2022arXiv221112965E

Euclid: Modelling massive neutrinos in cosmology -- a code comparison, Adamek, J. et al.,2022arXiv221112457A

Euclid: Fast two-point correlation function covariance through linear construction, Keihänen, E. et al.,Astronomy and Astrophysics, 666, A129, (2022)

Why Cosmic Voids Matter: Nonlinear Structure & Linear Dynamics, Schuster, Nico et al.,arXiv:2210.02457


All Publications

Publications at INSPIRE
Publications at ADS
Publications at arXiv
Publications at Google Scholar


Curriculum Vitae


05/2009 - Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, Affiliate
10/2008 - Faculty of Physics, University Observatory, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, Professor
10/2008 - 11/2012 Excellence Cluster for Origin and Structure of the Universe, Garching, Germany, Junior Research Group Leader
10/2005 - 9/2008 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK, Lecturer
9/2004 - 8/2005 Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Fermilab, USA, David N. Schramm Fellow
10/2003 - 9/2004 Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, Fixed Term Lecturer
10/2002 - 9/2003 Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, PDRA (Leverhulme Fellow)
10/2000 - 9/2002 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge, UK, PDRA

Committee Work

01/2019- Coordinator Research Unit C / Member of the Board - Excellence Cluster Origins
10/2013- Dean of Studies Deparment of Physics, LMU
10/2013- Editor Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
2012-2018 Member of the Council for Science Communication of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
2012- Council member "Sterne und Weltraum", Scientific Magazine
12/2009 - 12/2018 Co-Coordinator Research Area E - Excellence Cluster Universe


1999 - 2000 University of California in Davis, USA, Visiting Postgraduate Student
1996 - 2000 Imperial College, London, UK, Doctor of Philosophy, 31 October 2000
Diploma of the Imperial College in Physics, 30 November 2000
Ph.D. program in Theoretical Physics/Cosmology, Thesis Advisor: Prof. A. Albrecht
Thesis Title: Observational consequences of modern cosmological theories
1990 - 1996 University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Diploma in Physics, 16 August 1996


2001 - 2005 Trapnell Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge (resigned 2004)
1997 - 2000 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) PhD Fellowship
financed by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology

Member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Member of Euclid (co-coordinater Cluster Science Working Group)
(Member of the Euclid Science Coordination Group)
Member of HETDEX Consortium
Member of eROSITA Collaboration
Member of the German SKA Consortium