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!

Observatoire de Sauverny
CH-1290 Versoix

Unité: SPH-ENS

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Unité: ESC-GE

Données administratives


Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing, Redshift Survey, First Galaxies, Cluster of Galaxies, Fiber-positioner robotic system

Parcours professionnel

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


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


Enseignement & Phd


Programmes doctoraux

  • Doctoral Program in Physics
  • Doctoral Program in Manufacturing Systems and Robotics
  • Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
  • Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering


Astrophysics III : stellar and galactic dynamics


Astrophysics IV : observational cosmology

La cosmologie est l'étude de la structure et de l'évolution de l'univers dans son ensemble. Ce cours décrit les principaux thèmes de la cosmologie, abordés du point de vue des observations. goto