Cora Uhlemann - Newcastle University

Gravitation and Relativity (GR), Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (MP)


Position Lecturer
Address Newcastle University
Research Cosmic Structure Formation, Cosmology, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics
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Divisions Gravitation and Relativity (GR), Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (MP)


© Cora Uhlemann

Research Agenda: My work aims at unravelling the mysteries of our universe with cosmological data. Galaxy surveys such as Euclid will map the galaxy distribution covering unprecedented vast areas of the sky and long periods of cosmic history by measuring distances & shapes of billions of galaxies tracing the cosmic large scale structure. My research is at the heart of the precision cosmology challenge:
Modelling nonlinear gravitational dynamics and extracting fundamental physics from galaxy clustering. Gravitational clustering describes the formation of bound objects from initially small perturbations. Much of the physical information is hidden on small scales, on which matter has clustered nonlinearly and is not well characterised by Gaussian statistics. I develop analytical methods for the nonlinear regime that can be combined with numerical simulations and design clustering statistics that are statistically informative and robustly predictable to extract physical insights from galaxy surveys.

Short Bio: 

I am a Lecturer at Newcastle University and part of our research groups on Theoretical Cosmology & Observational Astronomy. Before coming to Newcastle, I was a Research Associate at The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge and a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College (2017-2019). Earlier, I was a PostDoc at the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University (2015-2017). I finished my PhD in Theoretical Cosmology in 2015 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, supervised by Stefan Hofmann.

I am an active member of the DPG, from 2010 to 2014 I was part of the jDPG federal board and from 2015 to 2021 Elected Member in the DPG Council. Together with Ulrike Böhm from the AKC, I am running the facebook page 'Physikerinnen' for female physicists. Every week, we highlight an excellent woman in physics (from student to professor) as 'female physicist of the week'.