Sandrine PIRES

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Affiliation: IRFU/DEDIP
Building 709, Office 280
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0249-2104



Research Interests

Signal and image processing in Astrophysics:

I'm involved in the following projects:






Scientific Publications

  1. "Euclid: Reconstruction of Weak Lensing mass maps for non-Gaussianity studies", S. Pires, V. Vandenbussche, V. Kansal, R. Bender, L. Blot, D. Bonino, A. Boucaud, J. Brinchmann, V. Capobianco, J. Carretero, M. Castellano, S. Cavuoti, R. Clédassou, G. Congedo, L. Conversi, L. Corcione, F. Dubath, P. Fosalba, M. Frailis, E. Franceschi, M. Fumana, F. Grupp, F. Hormuth, S. Kermiche, M. Knabenhans, R. Kohley, B. Kubik, M. Kunz, S. Ligori, P.B. Lilje, I. Lloro, E. Maiorano, O. Marggraf, R. Massey, G. Meylan, C. Padilla, S. Paltani, F. Pasian, M. Poncet, D. Potter, F. Raison, J. Rhodes, M. Roncarelli, R. Saglia, P. Schneider, A. Secroun, S. Serrano, J. Stadel, P. Tallada Crespí, I. Tereno, R. Toledo-Moreo, Y. Wang, A&A 638, A141, June 2020
  2. "Space test of the Equivalence Principle: first results of the MICROSCOPE mission", P. Touboul, G. Metris, M. Rodrigues, Y. André, Q. Baghi, J. Bergé, D. Boulanger, S. Bremer, R. Chhun, B. Christophe, V. Cipolla, T. Damour, P. Danto, H. Dittus, P. Fayet, B. Foulon, P.-Y. Guidotti, E. Hardy, P.-A. Huynh, C. Lämmerzahl, V. Lebat, F. Liorzou, M. List, I. Panel, S. Pires, B. Pouilloux, P. Prieur, S. Reynaud, B. Rievers, A. Robert, H. Selig, L. Serron, T. Sumner, P. Viesser, CQG,  36, 225006, November 2019 
  3. "Dealing with missing data in the MICROSCOPE space mission: An adaptation of inpainting to handle colored-noise data", S. Pires, J. Bergé, Q. Baghi, P. Touboul, G. Métris, Physical Review D,  94, 123015, December 2016
  4. "A new model to predict weak-lensing peak counts III. Filtering technique comparisons", C. Lin, M. Kilbinger, S. Pires, A&A 593, A88, September 2016
  5. "High Resolution Weak Lensing Mass-Mapping Combining Shear and Flexion", F. Lanusse, J.-L. Starck, A. Leonard, S. Pires, A&A, 591, A2, 12, June 2016
  6. "Dealing with missing data: An inpainting application to the MICROSCOPE space mission", J. Bergé, S. Pires, Q. Baghi, P. Touboul, G. Metris, Physical Review D, 92, 11, December 2015
  7. "Sparsely Sampling the Sky: Regular vs Random Sampling", P. Paykari, S. Pires, J.-L. Starck, A.H. Jaffe, A&A, 581, A113, 6, September 2015
  8. "Gap interpolation by inpainting methods : Application to Ground and Space-based Asteroseismic data", S. Pires, S. Mathur, R.A. Garcia, J. Ballot, D. Stello, K. Sato, A&A, 574, A18, February 2015
  9. "Impact on asteroseismic analyses from regular gaps in Kepler data", R.A. Garcia, S. Mathur, S. Pires, C. Régulo, B. Bellamy, P.L. Pallé, J. Ballot, S. Barcelo Forteza, P.G. Beck, T.R. Bedding, T. Ceillier, T. Roca Cortés, D. Salabert, and D. Stello, A&A, 568, A10, 8, August 2014
  10. "A PCA-based automated finder for galaxy-scale strong lenses", R. Joseph, F. Courbin, R.B. Metcalf, C. Giocoli, P. Hartley, N. Jackson, F. Bellagamba, J.-P. Kneib, L. Koopmans, G. Lemson, M. Meneghetti, G. Meylan, M. Petkova, S. Pires, A&A, 566, A63, 10, June 2014
  11. "Weak lensing Galaxy Cluster Field Reconstruction", E. Jullo, S. Pires, M. Jauzac, J.-P. Kneib, MNRAS, 437, 4, 3969-3979, February 2014
  12. "Origins of weak lensing systematics, and requirements on future instrumentation (or knowledge of instrumentation)", R. Massey, H. Hoekstra, T. Kitching, J. Rhodes, M. Cropper, J. Amiaux, D. Harvey, Y. Mellier, M. Meneghetti, L. Miller,  S. Paulin-Henriksson, S. Pires, R. Scaramella and T. Schrabback, MNRAS, 429, 1, 661-678, 2013.
  13. "Defining a Weak Lensing Experiment in Space", M. Cropper, H. Hoekstra, T. Kitching, J. Amiaux, R. Massey, L. Miller, Y. Mellier, J. Rhodes, B. Rowe, S. Pires, C. Saxton and R. Scaramella, MNRAS, 431, 4, 3103-3126, 2013.
  14. "Fast Calculation of the Weak Lensing Aperture Mass Statistic", A. Leonard, S. Pires, J.-L. Starck, MNRAS, 423, 4, 3405-3412, 2012.
  15. "Cosmological constraints from the capture of non-Gaussianity in Weak Lensing data", S. Pires, A. Leonard, J.-L. Starck, MNRAS, 423, 1, 983-992, 2012.
  16. "Wavelet Helmholtz decomposition for weak lensing mass map reconstruction", E. Deriaz, S. Pires, J.-L. Starck, A&A, 540, A34, 2012
  17. "Towards a fast, model-independent Cosmic Microwave Background bispectrum estimator", S. Pires, S. Plaszczynski and A. Lavabre, Statistical Methodology,  9, 71-84, 2012
  18. "Spectral evolution and polarization of variable structures in the pulsar wind nebula of PSR B0540-69.3", N. Lundqvist, P. Lundqvist, C.-I. Björnsson, G. Olofsson, S. Pires, Yu. A. Shibanov and D.A. Zyuzin, MNRAS, 413, 1, 611-627, 2011
  19. "Weak Lensning Mass Reconstruction: Flexion vs Shear", S. Pires and A. Amara, ApJ, 723, 2, 1507-1511, 2010
  20. "Light on Dark Matter with Weak Gravitational Lensing", S. Pires, J.-L. Starck and A. Réfrégier, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 27, 1, 76-85, 2010.
  21. "Cosmological model discrimination from Weak Lensing data", S. Pires, J.-L. Starck, A. Amara, A. Réfrégier and R. Teyssier, A&A, 505, 3, 969-979, 2009.
  22. "On the contribution of large scale structure to strong gravitational lensing", C. Faure, J.-P. Kneib, S. Hilbert, R. Massey, G. Covone, A. Finoguenov, A. Leauthaud, J.E. Taylor, S. Pires, N. Scoville, Anton M. Koekemoe, ApJ, 695, 2, 1233-1243, 2009.
  23. "Handbook for the GREAT08 Challenge: An image analysis competition for cosmological lensing", S. Bridle, J. Shawe-Taylor, A. Amara, D. Applegate, S.-T. Balan, G. Bernstein, J. Berge, H. Dahle, T. Erben, M. Gill, A. Heavens, C. Heymans, W. High, H. Hoekstra, M. Jarvis, T. Kitching, J.-P. Kneib, K. Kuijken, D. Lagattuta, R. Mandelbaum, R. Massey, Y. Mellier, B. Moghaddam, Y. Moudden, R. Nakajima, S. Paulin-Henriksson, S. Pires, A. Rassat, A. Refregier, J. Rhodes, T. Schrabback, E. Semboloni, M. Shmakova, L. van Waerbeke, L. Voigt, D. Wittman, Annals of Applied Statistics, 3, 6-37, 2009.
  24. "FASTLENS (FAst STatistics for weak Lensing): Fast method for Weak Lensing Statistics and map making", S. Pires, J.-L. Starck, A. Amara, R. Teyssier, A. Réfrégier and J. Fadili, MNRAS, 395, 3, 1265-1279, 2009.
  25. "Full-sky Weak Lensing Simulation with 70 Billions Particles", R. Teyssier, S. Pires, D. Aubert, C. Pichon, S. Prunet, A. Amara, K. Benabed, S. Colombi, A. Réfrégier and J.-L.Starck, A&A, 497, 2, 335-341, 2009.
  26. "Dark matter maps reveal cosmic scaffolding", R. Massey, J. Rhodes, R. Ellis, N. Scoville, A. Leathaud, A. Finoguenov, P. Capak, D. Bacon, H. Aussel, J.-P. Kneib, A. Koekemoer, H. McCracken, B. Mobasher, S. Pires, A. Réfrégier, S. Sasaki, ,J.-L. Starck, Y. Taniguchi and J. Taylor, Nature, 445, 7125, 286-290, 2007
  27. "Curvelet applications to asteroseismic data", P. Lambert, S. Pires, J. Ballot, R.A. García and J.L. Starck, A&A, 454, 3, 1021-1027, 2006
  28. "Sunyaev-Zel'dovich clusters reconstruction in multiband bolometer camera survey", S. Pires, J.B. Juin, D. Yvon, Y. Moudden, S. Anthoine, and E. Pierpaoli, A&A, 455, 2, 741-755, 2006
  29. "Weak Lensing Mass Reconstruction using Wavelets", J.-L. Starck, S. Pires, and A. Refregier, A&A, 451, 3, 1139-1150, 2006


Conference Organization

Invited talks


Teaching and outreach

Scientific and administrative responsabilities

  • Euclid SDC-DEV FR OULE3: national coordinator for the development of the LEVEL 3 Euclid products.
  • Euclid 2D-MASS-WL PF lead: in charge of the integration of the codes to produce the weak lensing mass maps
  • Euclid PF lead of the 3D-MASS-WL PF: in charge of the integration of the codes to produce the catalogue of galaxy clusters detected with weak lensing 
  • Euclid WL-SWG Mass Mapping WP lead : coordinates the scientific exploitation of the weak lensing mass maps
  • Euclid CL-SWG Weak Lensing Selected Clusters WP lead : coordinates the scientific exploitation of the catalogue of galaxy clusters detected with weak lensing
  • Responsible of the (bi-weekly) Postdoc Seminars of the Department of Astrophysics (since 2012)
  • Member of the AIM laboratory Council (Since 2011)


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