Universitätssternwarte - LMU Jochen Weller
Universitätssternwarte - LMU



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 and Cluster of Excellence for Origin and Structure of the Universe.

Here you can find a description of my cosmology research team and the research we do.
Research Areas     Recent Publications     List of publications
Dark Energy -- is a way to model the observed accelerated expansion of the universe with scalar fields or other forms of vacuum energy. My main interest is how we can learn more about dark energy with observations. I am also a member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) team.

Modified Gravity -- Dark Energy is not the only possibilty to explain the observed accelerated expansion of the Universe. Modifactions to Einstein's general relativity on large scales could be a valid explanation for the observations. I am investigating how to constrain such theories and how to distinguish them from Dark Energy with observations.

Clusters of Galaxies -- Clusters of Galaxies are the largest overdense structures in the Universe. I am interested in the physics of these objects and how they can be exploited to test cosmology. Possibilities of measurements of clusters of galaxies are cosmic microwave background (Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect) and lensing. To the later I am a member of the EUCLID collaboration.

Cosmic Microwave Background -- My main interest here is how secondary effects, like reionization and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect affect the anisotropy power spectrum and how they can be used to constrain cosmological and astrophysical parameters. I am a member of the Planck Collaboration. I am also a intrested in learning about the reionization phase of the Universe with the help of 21cm observations and how to correlate with CMB anisotropies. I am a member of the LOFAR collaboration, which is a 21cm expremiment based in the Netherlands.

A DECam Search for an Optical Counterpart to the LIGO Gravitational-wave Event GW151226
Cowperthwaite, P.~S., et al.
PREPRINT arXiv:1606.04538.

Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with the Euclid Satellite
Amendola, L., et al.
PREPRINT arXiv:1606.00180.

Cosmic Voids and Void Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data
S{\'a}nchez, C., et al.
PREPRINT arXiv:1605.03982.

Cosmology constraints from shear peak statistics in Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data
Kacprzak, T., et al.
PREPRINT arXiv:1603.05040.


Contact and Personal Information     Teaching
email: jochen.weller(at)usm.uni-muenchen.de

Universitätssternwarte München
Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München
Scheinerstr. 1
81679 München
Tel. +49 (0) 89 2180 5976


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List of publications Publications at INSPIRE   Publications at ADS  Publications at XXX

Vorlesung - Kosmologie Dienstags: 14:15-15:45, Grosser Physik Hoersaal, N120.
Tutorien: Montags, 15:30-17:00,USM Seminarraum (1. Stock), Donnerstags, 14:00-15:30,USM Hoersaal.
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