• Contact information

  • IMCCE, 77 Av. Denfert Rochereau

    75014 Paris, FRANCE
  • tel: +33140512264
  • fax: +33140512058

  • A few pictures to begin

  • 2013 CNRS Bronze medal
  • The 2011 Draconids observation campaign
  • Observation of the 2008 Aurigid meteor outburst at NASA/AMES
  • Observation of the 2008 Quadrantids meteor outburst at NASA/AMES
  • Me taking advantage of the flight suit ;-)
  • Children drawing after a lecture on astronomy. The caption says: "The scientist likes to watch the meteors because they shine". Interestingly there is a lot of truth in that statement! Obviously that's not the only reason though ;-)
  • Leonides
  • Observation of the 2002 Leonid meteor storm from the Bohyunsan observatory, South Korea (Many thanks to the whole staff for their warm welcome!)

Additional images and animations of meteors

  • Current projects

  • Research topics

    • Dynamics of meteoroids in the Solar system
    • meteoroid streams and meteor showers
    • Non-gravitionalal forces in the Solar System
    • comet outgasing process and comet brakeup process
    • Near Earth Objects
  • Resume (last update Sep. 2013)

  • Thesis

    • Title :Dynamics of meteoroids in the Solar System ; application to the forecastings of the Leonids meteor shower
    • Full text (in French):here
    • Date of defense :29th Oct. 2003 at Paris Observatory
    • Jury :
      • David Asher, Armagh Observatory (referee)
      • Peter Jenniskens, NASA/AMES (referee)
      • Bruno Sicardy, Université Paris VI (president)
      • William Thuillot, IMCCE (director)
      • François Colas, IMCCE (director)
      • Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Université Paris VI (invited)
      • Jacques Foliard, CNES (invited)
      • Laurent Jorda, LAM (invited)
      • Margaret Campbell-Brown, ESA/ESTEC (invited)
  • Reseach trips and Post-Docs :

  • Publications:

  • Referee :


    I have been referee for the following journals, books and organizations:
  • Scientific Collaborations:

    • Regina Rudawska (postdoc at IMCCE)
    • Sylvain Bouley (postdoc at IMCCE)
    • Prakash Atreya (Post-doc at IMCCE)
    • François Colas, Fred Vachier, William Thuillot, Jérome Berthier (IMCCE)
    • David Asher, Apostolos Christou & Mark Bailey (Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland, UK)
    • Bill Reach (CALTECH)
    • Peter Jenniskens (NASA/AMES - SETI)
    • Peter & Margarett (Campbell)-Brown, Paul Wiegert, Rob. Weryk (University of Western Ontario)
    • J. Watanabe, M. Sato, Shun Horii (NAOJ, Japan)
    • Rob. Jedicke, M. Granvik (IfA, HI, USA)
    • Esko Lyytinen & Markku Nissinen (Finlande)
    • Rainer Arlt (IMO, Germany)
    • J.M. Trigo-Rodrigez (SPMN, Spain)
    • Laurent Jorda et Phillipe Lamy (LAM), Jean Duprat & Cécile Engrand (CSNSM)
    • Franck Selsis, A.C. Levasseur-Regourd, Bruno Sicardy (France)
    • D. Koschny, O. Witasse (ESA, ESTEC)
    • Fernand Alby (CNES), R. Jehn (ESA)
    • M. Lemmon (Texas A & M University), J. Bell (Cornell), NASA/MER team, P. Withers (Boston U.)
    • and more...
  • Popularization of science:

    • Guide of Paris observatory
    • Many conferences for the public
    • Many articles in public journals
    • Participation to TV and radio interviews and events
  • Hobbies :
    • Travel
    • Ireland
    • Guitar, tin and low whistle

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