Fields of expertise
- Gravitational lensing: strong, weak, micro
- Quasars and black holes
- High redshift galaxies
- Galaxy evolution
- Signal processing
- Data science
- Exoplanets (occasionally)
All PublicationsAll publications in NASA/ADS
BiographyAfter his studies in fundamental physics at the University of Paris-XI (Orsay, France), Frédéric Courbin carried out his PhD work between the Astrophysics Institute of the University of Liège (Belgium), Paris Observatory (France), and the European Southern Observatory (Germany). In 1999, he left Europe for three years, taking advantage of the clear skies of Chile to carry out his research using the brand new Very Large Telescope, constructed by Europe in the Atacama desert. In 2004, after two years of a Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Liège, he joint the Laboratory of Astrophysics, where he is now Professor. His main fields of activity are in observational cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics as well as in image and signal processing.
In 2018, he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in connection with his work in cosmology with gravitational lenses.
At EPFL, he is a member of the committee for the Physics Doctoral School since 2013 and has been the tutor of more than 30 PhD students. He is a member of the EPFL Council for the Faculty of Basic Sciences since 2018 and a member of the School Assembly since 2020.
ERC Advanced grant (awarded 2018)
|Millon, M., Courbin, F., Bonvin, V., et al.
2020, A&A 640, A105
|COSMOGRAIL. XIX. Time delays in 18 strongly lensed quasars from 15 years of optical monitoring|
|Wong, K. C.; Suyu, S. H.; Chen, G. C. -F. et al.
2020, MNRAS 498, 1420
|H0LiCOW - XIII. A 2.4 per cent measurement of H0 from lensed quasars: 5.3σ tension between early- and late-Universe probes|
|Courbin, F.; Bonvin, V.; Buckley-Geer, E. et al.
2018 A&A 609, A71
|COSMOGRAIL: the COSmological MOnitoring of GRAvItational Lenses. XVI. Time delays for the quadruply imaged quasar DES J0408-5354 with high-cadence photometric monitoring|
|Bonvin, V.; Courbin, F.; Suyu, S. H. et al.
2017, MNRAS, 465, 4914
|H0LiCOW - V. New COSMOGRAIL time delays of HE 0435-1223: Ho to 3.8 per cent precision from strong lensing in a flat ΛCDM model|
|Joseph, R.; Courbin, F.; Starck, J.-L.
2016, A&A, 589, A2
|Multi-band morpho-Spectral Component Analysis Deblending Tool (MuSCADeT): Deblending colourful objects|
|Suyu, S. H., Treu, T., Hilbert, S., Sonnenfeld, A., Auger, M. W., Blandford, R. D., Collett, T., Courbin, F., Fassnacht, C. D., Koopmans, L. V. E., Marshall, P. J., Meylan, G., Spiniello, C., Tewes, M.
2014, ApJ, 788, L35
|Cosmology from Gravitational Lens Time Delays and Planck Data|
|Joseph, R., Courbin, F., Metcalf, R. B., Giocoli, C., Hartley, P., Jackson, N., Bellagamba, F., Kneib, J.-P., Koopmans, L., Lemson, G., Meneghetti, M., Meylan, G., Petkova, M., Pires, S.
2014, A&A, 566, A63
|A PCA-based automated finder for galaxy-scale strong lenses|
|Tewes, M., Courbin, F., Meylan, G., Kochanek, C. S., Eulaers, E., Cantale, N., Mosquera, A. M., Magain, P., Van Winckel, H., Sluse, D., Cataldi, G., V�r�s, D., Dye, S.
2013, A&A, 556, A22
|COSMOGRAIL: the COSmological MOnitoring of GRAvItational Lenses. XIII. Time delays and 9-yr optical monitoring of the lensed quasar RX J1131-1231|
|Tewes, M., Cantale, N., Courbin, F., Kitching, T., Meylan, G.
2012, A&A, 544, A8
|A fast empirical method for galaxy shape measurements in weak lensing surveys|
|Eigenbrod, A., Courbin, F., Sluse, D., Meylan, G., Agol, E.
2008, A&A 480, 647
|Microlensing variability in the gravitationally lensed quasar QSO 2237 0305 ? the Einstein Cross . I. Spectrophotometric monitoring with the VLT|
|Eigenbrod, A., Courbin, F., Meylan, G., Agol, E., Anguita, T., Schmidt, R. W., Wambsganss, J.
2008, A&A, 490, 933
|Microlensing variability in the gravitationally lensed quasar QSO 2237 0305 ? the Einstein Cross. II. Energy profile of the accretion disk|
|Courbin, F., Magain, P., Kirkove, M., Sohy, S.
2000, ApJ 529, 1136
|A Method for Spatial Deconvolution of Spectra|
|Magain, P., Courbin, F., Sohy, S.
1998, ApJ 494, 472
|Deconvolution with Correct Sampling|
Teaching & PhD
Doctoral Program in Physics