PhD in Astrophysics and Instrumentation
2002-2005, Paris Observatory (France)
My thesis work was entitled "High angular resolution studies of Cepheids", which I realised under the supervision of Vincent Coudé Du Foresto and Marie-José Goupil. I installed and commissioned the FLUOR interferometric beam combiner at the CHARA Array. I adapted the control, data reduction and calibration software for the new environment. I obtained the most accurate interferometric observations of Cepheids pulsating stars and fast rotating stars. Degree obtained with honours.
Master in Theoretical Physics
1999-2002, Paris University (France)
I attended the physics classes at École Normale Supérieure de Paris, as a university student. My major was in Astrophysics. My master research project was on modeling interferometric data of Mira stars, at NOAO in Tucson (Arizona), with Steve Ridgway, collaborating with Guy Perrin (Paris Obs.) and Bertrand Mennesson (JPL).
Classe Préparatoire Scientifique
1997-1999, Lycée Clemenceau de Nantes (France)
I prepared for the entrance examination for engineering and high education schools. I majored in math, with minors in physics and computer science.