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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

Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria
Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Martin Roth
Martin Roth
AIP, Potsdam, Germany
Olivier Le Fèvre
Olivier Le Fèvre
LAM, Marseille, France
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fabrizio Fiore
Fabrizio Fiore
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy

Board

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

Management

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

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

Engineering

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

Who are we? Infos on the MOSAIC consortium.

CONSORTIUM

Scientific goals and milestones: why MOSAIC?

SCIENCE

How do we get there? All the technology behind MOSAIC.

INSTRUMENT

What performance can we expect from MOSAIC?

PERFORMANCE

How will MOSAIC fit in the instrumental landscape?

Synergy