office : Laboratoire Lagrange
adress : Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
Boulevard de l'Observatoire
phone : +33 (0)4 92 00 30 62
My main research focus is numerical simulations of structure formation in the Universe.
Starting from our understanding of the very early universe, I perform simulations of a wide range of scales: how dark matter collapses and forms the seeds of galaxies, how the large-scale filamentary network of galaxies arises from the counteracting forces of the expansion of the universe and the pull of gravity; how the largest collapsed objects in the universe - clusters of hundreds and thousands of galaxies - form and evolve and what we can learn about our universe from those most extreme objects; and how galaxies form as part of the large-scale structure that feeds them with gas. I am also interested in developing numerical simulation techniques that allow us to answer questions about the universe both more precisely and more efficiently.
Starting grant of the European Research Council (2015)
Ambizione fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2011)
Past and Current Positions:
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur / Université de Nice, France 04/2015-
ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2012-2015
SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow
Stanford University/SLAC, USA 2009-2012
KIPAC Postdoctoral Fellow
ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2005-2009