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January 2016

Collisionless plasma dynamo.

January 2016

New Comptes Rendus paper on subcritical transitions and bifurcations in plane Poiseuille flow.

August 2015

New hydro paper on large-scale motions in turbulent Couette flow published in JFM.

January 2015

New paper on nonlinear mirror instability including trapping, FLR, shearing and collisional effects published in MNRAS.

Oct 6, 2014

New A&A paper on dissipative effects on the sustainement of a MRI dynamo in Keplerian shear flow.

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I am a member of the CNRS research staff in the galaxies, high-energy astrophysics and cosmology group of the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP, UMR CNRS 5277, Université de Toulouse), part of Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées. My research focuses on astrophysical fluid, plasma and magnetic phenomena in astrophysical systems ranging from the Sun to clusters of galaxies.

Videos of some of my talks can be found on the ENS Lyon website (general audience solar MHD seminar) and on the 2006 IAU website (specialized talk on turbulent convection). You may also be interested in browsing through the slides of this long review talk on magnetohydrodynamics and plasma turbulence in accretion disks.

Academic timeline

I completed a PhD in the former astrophysics laboratory of Toulouse in 2004, and after that worked for two years (2005-07) as a postdoctoral research associate in the Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics group of DAMTP (University of Cambridge). I was hired at CNRS in 2007 and have been working in IRAP Toulouse since.


I am working with various members of IRAP. Outside of IRAP, my main collaborations are with

PhD students

I recently supervised the PhD theses of Subendhu Rawat (IMFT) and Antoine Riols (IRAP), who is now a postdoc at DAMTP (co-supervisions with Carlo Cossu).