Jean-Paul Kneib

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ERC Advanced project: Light on the Dark
Despite impressive progress in cosmology over the last decade, our understanding of the universe is still limited particularly in some Dark Areas: Dark Matter, Dark Energy & Dark Ages, where progress is particularly difficult. My goal is to assemble a focused research group in a unique environment at the crossroad of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics, to shade new “Light on the DArk” (LIDA) using new analysis techniques and new observations coming from on one side: wide field imaging and spectroscopy galaxy surveys, and on the other side: deep multi-wavelength survey of massive galaxy clusters. If interested to join or learn more, do not hesitate to contact me!

EPFL SB IPHYS LASTRO
Observatoire de Sauverny
1290 Versoix

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EPFL eSpace
PPH 335 (Bâtiment PPH)
Station 13
1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing, Redshift Survey, First Galaxies, Cluster of Galaxies, Fiber-positioner robotic system, Radio Astronomy, Space Sustainibility

Professional course

Professor, ERC Advanced Laureate

LASTRO

EPFL

2012-

Directeur de Recherche @ CNRS / Head of Cosmology group

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille

2007-2012

Charg� de Recherche @ CNRS

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille

2004-2007

Visiting Professor

Departement of Astronomy

Caltech

2002-2004

Charg� de Recherche @ CNRS

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Toulouse

1996-2004

Marie Curie fellowship

Institute of Astronomy

University of Cambridge

1994-1996

Fellow / Support Astronomer

La Silla Observatory

ESO

1993-1994


Education

PhD

Astrophysics

Toulouse University, France

1993

Master

Astrophysics, Geophysics & Space Technics

Toulouse University, France

1990

Engineer degree

Aerodynamics & Space Technics

Ecole Nationale Sup�rieur de l�A�ronautique et de l�Espace

1990

Publications

Other publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Physics

PhD Programs

Courses

Concurrent engineering of space missions

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Robotics practicals

The practicals can include the following topics:
  • Teaching Robots to Accomplish a Manipulation Task
  • Experimenting with haptic interfaces
  • Controlling a serial robot ABB IRB 120
  • Control of the Micro Delta Direct Drive robot
  • LiniX, linear axis, assembly and control

General physics : mechanics

Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanics of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.