born on September 1, 1978 in France, married, 2 children


2008 -            Permanent researcher at CEA Saclay, Irfu/SPP, France

2006 - 2008   Postdoctoral fellowship at CEA Saclay, Irfu/SPP, France

2005 - 2006   Teaching and research assistant, University Montpellier 2, LUPM, France


Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, High Energy Astrophysics

Dark matter: direct/indirect detection, collider searches, distribution in the universe

Galactic Centre, dwarf satellite galaxies, galaxy clusters, dark matter clumps


2017              “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR), Université Paris-Sorbonne, ongoing :

                     Dark matter searches in the very-high-energy gamma-ray universe

2002 – 2005  PhD in Physics, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, done at LPSC, France, supervisor D.

                      Santos: Direct detection of non-baryonic dark matter with helium 3

2001 – 2002  Master (DEA) in Subatomic Physics and Astroparticles, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

                      Master thesis: Supersymmetric dark matter detection with helium 3, supervisor D. Santos


2016 –           Lucia Rinchiuso, PhD thesis, University Paris Saclay, France

2013 – 2016  Valentin Lefranc, PhD thesis, University Paris Sud, Paris 11, France

                      Dark matter searches and study of the Galactic Centre with H.E.S.S. 2, and upgrade of the  

                      H.E.S.S. -1 cameras

                      Currently, statistics research scientist at See-d, France, associate research scientist at LMBA

2009 – 2012  Aion Viana, PhD thesis, University Paris Diderot, Paris 7, France

                      Indirect searches of dark matter and the Galactic Center at very high energy with H.E.S.S.

                      Currently, postdoctoral fellowship at MPIK, Heidelberg, Germany

2005 –           5 Master students


2015             Examinator, PhD committee jury of Q. Riffard, LPSC, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

2015             PhD advisor, PhD committee jury of V. Lefranc, CEA Irfu/SPP, University Paris Sud, France

2012             PhD advisor, PhD committee jury of A. Viana, CEA Irfu/SPP, University Paris Diderot, France

2012             Examinator, PhD committee jury of J. Billard, LPSC, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France


2012 – 2015  Teaching assistant, Master 2 NPAC, Lab work, University Paris Sud, France

2005 – 2006  Teaching assistant, Experimental Physics, Electronics, University Montpellier 2, France

2002 – 2005  Teaching assistant, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Electricity,  

                      Radioactivity, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble 1, France


- Reviewing for international journals: The Astrophysical Journal, Astroparticle Physics, Classical and

  Quantum Gravity

- Grant reviewing for the National Research Foundation of South Africa in 2008

- Internal Reviewer for papers and conference talks in the CTA consortium

- Internal Reviewer for papers in the H.E.S.S. collaboration


2015 – 2016  Coordinator of the “dark matter and fundamental physics” Working Group of CTA

2014 –           Organizer of the scientific seminars of the Particle Physics Division, CEA Saclay

2012 – 2015  Member of the Speaker Bureau and Publication Office of CTA, dark matter expertise

2012 – 2015  Member of the Scientific committee of the “Rencontres de l’Irfu”

2008 –           Coordinator of  the Dark Universe group of the GDR Terascale with M. Cirelli

2007 – 2008  Coordinator of the French Monte Carlo simulations for H.E.S.S. 2 experiment

2006 –           PI of several observation proposals with the H.E.S.S.


2008 –          French Society for Physics (SFP), Field and Particle Division;

                     French Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics (SF2A)

2002 –          GDR Terascale dedicated to the experimental/theoretical search for new physics at TeV scale



2016            International and national press releases on the Galactic Center Pevatron discovery

2016            Latin American Webinar in Physics: The inner 300 parsec of the Galactic Centre by H.E.S.S.

2014 –         Outreach contact at Particle Physics Division of Irfu for Astroparticle and Cosmology

2014 –         Member of the Scientific and Editorial board of the outreach journal of CEA/Irfu Scintillations


2017            13th Rencontres du Vietnam, Exploring the Dark Universe, Scientific program committee, Vietnam

2015            “Le Noir et La lumière", Fields and Particule Division of « Société Française de Physique »,

                     Scientific program committee, 60 participants, Paris, France

2015             GDR Terascale meeting, Local organizing committee, CEA Saclay, France

2010             GDR Terascale meeting, Local organizing committee, CEA Saclay, France

2010             TeV Particle Astrophysics 2010, Local organizing committee, Paris, France

2008             Tango in Paris, Scientific program committee, France