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.
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
- Alex Schekochihin from the Theoretical Physics Departement of the University of Oxford and Steve Cowley from Imperial College and UKAEA/CCFE (UK),
- Francesco Califano from the University of Pisa and Francesco Valentini from the University of Calabria (Italy),
- Carlo Cossu from IMFT (Toulouse, France),
- Geoffroy Lesur and Pierre-Yves Longaretti from IPAG (Grenoble, France),
- Gordon Ogilvie from the Departement of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of the University of Cambridge (UK).
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).