I spent my 21st years at Clermont-Ferrand (France) where I studied basics of Physics and Chemistry at the Blaise Pascal University. I then moved to Bordeaux to specialize in Astrophysics and Corpuscular Physics at the Bordeaux 1 University. I did my first internship, supervised by Caroline Soubiran (LAB) studying the formation of the Milky Way through its stars properties. This first work experience in professional astronomy confirmed my interest in observational topics.
At the end of 2009, I started my PhD at IRAP (Toulouse) supervised by Roser Pello (defended on October 2012). The main goal of this work was to search for and study the first galaxies (z>6) combining cluster fields (Abell 2667) and blank fields (WIRCam Ultra Deep Survey). During this 3 years, I was part of the observers team at the Bernard Lyot Telescope (2m - Pic du Midi Observatory) and I taught Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at 1st and 2nd year students at the Paul Sabatier University.
I moved to Tenerife (Spain) in 2013 for a first Post-doctoral contract, supervised by Ismael Perez-Fournon (IAC), with as main project the study of the environment of high-redshift sources detected by Herschel. I shared my time between my scientific projects and activities in the Instrument Centre Control of SPIRE (RAL - Oxford), where I was part of the photometric team of the SPIRE instrument on board Herschel. In 2014, I integrated the Instituto de Astrofisica of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Santiago, Chile) as Post-Doc under the supervision of Franz E. Bauer. My main projects were the detailled study of the first luminous objects in the Universe using NIR and sub-mm data, and the study of the physical properties of intermediate redshift objects.
Between March 2016 and September 2019, I was a Post-Doc Research Associate in Richard Ellis team at the University College London where I used ALMA interferometer to characterise the most distant galaxies. Then, between October 2019 and Novembrer 2023, I was a Kavli Senior Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology of the University of Cambridge. My main research activities were focused on the analysis of the first JWST dataset to explore the properties of the primeval galaxies, more especially their clustering and the properties of the first proto-clusters of the Universe. I was the lecturer for the course of "Formation of Structure in the Universe" for part-III students (Master 2)
Since December 2023, I am an assistant astronomer (faculty) at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille of the Aix-Marseille Université. My main research activities are focussed on the analysis of data coming from several GTO surveys (EUCLID, MOONS, PFS) as well as public and PI data (JWST, VLT, IRAM,ALMA). I am also the NIR Channel scientist of MOSAIC, the MOS that will be installed at the ELT in the beginning of the 2030s. I am also a lecturer for several courses at various levels (from BSc to Master).
Sources of the reionisation
What are the likely sources which reionized the Universe ?
2004 - 2007
Bachelor's degree in Physics and Chemistry University of Clermont-Ferrand
Physical properties of the first galaxies
What are the size, the star formation rate, the stellar and dust masses of the most distant galaxies ?
The most massive objects in the early Universe
How the most massive objects in the Universe are formed and what are their contribution to the reionization ?
2007 - 2009
Astronomy and Corpuscular Physics Master degree
University of Bordeaux
2009 - 2012
PhD in Astronomy and Space Sciences
Paul Sabatier University
Photometric and spectroscopic analysis