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Principal Investigator

GEPI (Observatoire de Paris)

Exceptional class Astronomer at Paris Observatory

 

Education

  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Paris 7, 1992
  • PhD in Astrophysics, University of Paris 7, 1986
  • Diplôme d’Ingénieur de l’Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, 1982


Prizes

  • 2012: Descartes-Huyghens from the French and Netherlands Academies of Sciences, Paris
  • 2011: Premio Internazionale Cartagine, Italy
  • 1987: Bronze medal of the CNRS


Employment & Administration

  • 2009-18: co-Director of the French-China International laboratory ‘Origins’
  • 2010-14: Secretary, then in the last year, President of the Scientific Council of CNRS-INSU
  • 2002-2010 Founding Director of the Laboratoire d’Etudes des Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation (GEPI), department of the Paris Observatory associated to CNRS (UMR8111) and to the University of Paris-Diderot
  • 1991-92 on long visit at CFHT (support astronomer)
  • 1987 enters Paris Observatory as Astronome Adjoint


Relevant Experience

  • 2009-11 PI of the Phase A of OPTIMOS-EVE (multi-object spectrograph for the E-ELT)
  • 2004-09 French PI of X-SHOOTER, implemented at VLT/Paranal in 2009
  • 1997-2002 Principal Investigator of GIRAFFE implemented at VLT in July 2002
  • 2002-05 then 2012-14, Member at large of the OPC at ESO
  • 2006-09 PI of IMAGES, VLT Large Program providing the first observations of distant galaxies with integral
  • field units, 20 publications, citation rate ~ 1000
  • Advisor of 17 PhD thesis (1 at present) and supervision of 11 post-docs
  • Author or co-author of 169 refereed publications (citation rate: 10,200, Hindex: 51)
  • Chair or co-chair of > 10 international conferences


Areas of Interest


Galaxy formation, cosmology, Local Group, dark matter, stellar populations, large surveys, kinematics,
gravitation, chemistry, gravitational lensing, radio, IR & optical astronomy, optical instrumentation, spectroscopy,
imagery, lead of large instrumental projects.

Steering Committee

Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Matthias Steinmetz
Matthias Steinmetz
AIP, Potsdam, Germany
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland
Edwin Bergin
Edwin Bergin
Univ. of Michigan, USA
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Daniel Schaerer
Daniel Schaerer
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Olivier Le Fèvre
Olivier Le Fèvre
LAM, Marseille, France
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Laura Pentericci
Laura Pentericci
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria

Board

Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
Co-P.I.
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Co-P.I.
Matthias Steinmetz
Matthias Steinmetz
Co-P.I.
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Co-P.I.
François Hammer
François Hammer
Principal Investigator
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Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Co-P.I.

Management

Mickaël Frotin
Mickaël Frotin
Deputy Project Manager
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Fatima Defrondat
Fatima Defrondat
Quality Assurance Engineer
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Pascal Jagourel
Pascal Jagourel
Project Manager
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Science

Rubén Janssen
Rubén Janssen
UK ATC Instrument Scientist
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Project Scientist
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Mathieu Puech
Mathieu Puech
Co-Project Scientist
Simulations (Science)
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Gavin Dalton
Gavin Dalton
Instrument Scientist

Engineering

Annemieke Janssen
Annemieke Janssen
VIS-SPES
(VIS Spectrograph)
Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis
Positioning System (POS)
Phil Parr Burman
Phil Parr Burman
NIR Spectrograph
(SPES-NIR)
(ICOS)
Isabelle Guinouard
Isabelle Guinouard
Light Transport
to Spectrographs (SOST)
Gérard Rousset
Gérard Rousset
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Ramon Navarro
Ramon Navarro
VIS Spectrograph
(SPES-VIS)
Marie Larrieu
Marie Larrieu
Electronics & ICS (EICS)
Fanny Chemla
Fanny Chemla
System Engineer
Optics
David Le Mignant
David Le Mignant
LAM, Marseille
Johan Pragt
Johan Pragt
VIS Spectrograph
(VIS-SPES)
Marc Dubbeldam
Marc Dubbeldam
System Engineer
Mechanics
Bruno Castilho
Bruno Castilho
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Sylvestre Taburet
Sylvestre Taburet
IT/Web Infrastructure
Yanbin Yang
Yanbin Yang
DRS
Kacem El Hadi
Kacem El Hadi
AIT
Kevin Middleton
Kevin Middleton
Positioning system (POS)
Andreas Kelz
Andreas Kelz
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
System Engineer,
Adaptative Optics

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