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Ph.D. 2018

Research activities

Ph.D. (2015 - 2018)

Topic: Gravitational Dynamical Systems.

Thesis supervisor: Jérôme Perez.

Abstract: Gravitation drives numerous dynamical systems in theoretical astrophysics.
At small scales, classical gravitation governs planetary systems and stellar ones, such as globular clusters or galaxies. Relativistic gravitation adds precision to their study and is essential to describe the dynamics of the universe at cosmological scales.
From a theoretical and numerical point of view, I study the role of gravitation in the secular evolution of the dynamical systems just mentioned.

Keywords: gravitation, celestial mechanics, self-gravitating systems, galaxies: evolution, globular clusters, dynamics, cosmology: dark energy.

Conferences - Seminars

Teaching activities

Assistant professor in physics, at ENSTA Paris and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau.

  • 2018-2019
    • Theoretical astrophysics (Bachelor 3), ENSTA Paris. Classical gravitation: celestial mechanics and dynamics of galaxies.
    • Mathematical methods for physics (Bachelor 1), Ecole Polytechnique. Analysis (continuity, differentiation, integration, Fourier, multi-variable functions) for physics (Green-Ostrogradsky’s theorem, conservative forces, wave equation).
    • Quantum and statistical physics (Bachelor 2-3/Master 1), Ecole Polytechnique.
  • 2017-2018
    • Lasers and applications (Master 1), Ecole Polytechnique. Fundamentals of lasers with lab works: He-Ne laser, laser diode, dye laser and interferometric wavefront measurement.
  • 2016-2017 :
    • Femtosecond lasers impulsions (Master 1), Ecole Polytechnique. How to generate and measure ultrashort pulses ? Theoretical courses and lab works.
  • 2015-2018 :
    • Statistical physics (Bachelor 3), ENSTA Paris. Classical, Fermi and Bose ideal gases and applications to thermodynamics.
    • Quantum physics (Bachelor 3), ENSTA Paris. Analytic and quantum mechanics to understand seminal experiments such as Rabi cycles, models for the structure of hydrogen atoms or quantum cryptography.

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

2019

2018

International conference with proceedings

2016

Doctoral these

2018

Multimedia

2016