Current position

I’m currently Post-doctoral fellow in the Acoustic Laboratory of Le Mans University (France).

Research experience

  • August 2018-November 2018: Paternity leave.
  • 2015-2017: Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham.
  • 2015-2017: Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Nottingham.
  • 2012-2015: Post-Doc at the Albert Einstein Institute (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam), in the group of Pr. H. Nicolai.
  • 2009-2012: PhD in Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d’Orsay supervised by Pr. R. Parentani.
    Title: “Stability properties of Hawking radiation in the presence of ultraviolet violation of local Lorentz invariance.” (manuscript: arxiv:1405.3466)
  • 2009: Master 2 internship in ENS Lyon with Pr. H. Samtleben and Pr. F. Gieres.
    Title: “Corrections d’ordre supérieur en supersymétrie”.
  • 2008: Master 1 internship in University of Rochester, NY with Pr. S. Rajeev.
    Title: “Thermodynamics: From a Hamilton-Jacobi theory to quantization”.


Professional responsibilities

  • Invited lecturer at the topical school “Curved Spacetimes analogs in Condensed Matter Physics,” 4-6 October 2017, at the University of Lorraine (France).
  • Main organizer of the workshop “Fluids and gravity: superradiance and analogue black holes,” 4th and 5th of April 2017 (awarded the International Scientific Seminars scheme from the Royal Society).
  • Doctoral level lectures: “From Unruh effect to Hawking radiation” (IMPRS lectures, 2013). Location: Albert Einstein Institute.
  • Supervision of two student research projects (one master level and one bachelor level). Topic: “Unitarity in loop quantum cosmology”.
    Location: Albert Einstein Institute.
  • Organizer of the young Seminar group (SinJe)
    23 seminars of various subjects of theoretical and experimental physics (2010-2011). Location: Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d’Orsay.
  • Active reviewer in international journals, including:
    Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. A & DScientific Reports, Gen. Rel. Grav., Europhysics Letter

International conferences

  • Workshop “Mat & Flow 2019,” Le Mans (France), 2-6 December 2019.
  • CEAS-ASC workshop “New Materials for Applications in Aeroacoustics,” Marseille (France), 26-27 September 2019.
  • Workshop “Metamaterials: from optics to geophysics,” Marseille (France), 15-17 April 2019.
  • Invited speaker at the workshop “Analogue gravity,” TECHNION (Haifa, Israel), 18-20 June 2018.
  • Symposium “Sheffield fluid dynamics,” University of Sheffield (UK), 13 June 2018.
  • Invited speaker at the conference “Relativistic Quantum Information North,” Kyoto University (Japan), 4-7 July 2017.
  • Conference “Sillage et ondes de surface,” Université d’Orsay (France), 5 April 2016.
  • Loops 15 conference, session “Cosmology,” Erlangen (Germany), 6-10 July 2015.
  • Conference “Recent Developments in Gravity,” Mykonos (Greece), 17-20 September 2014.
  • Conference “Conceptual and Technical Challenges for Quantum Gravity,” Sapienza University, Rome (Italy), 8-12 September 2014.
  • Loops 13 conference, session “Black holes,” Perimeter Institute (Canada), 22-26 July 2013 (video archive on PIRSA).
  • GR20 conference, session D4 “Quantum fields in curved spacetimes, semiclassical gravity, quantum gravity phenomenology, and analog models,” Warsaw University (Poland), 7-13 July 2013.
  • Invited speaker at the Mathematical conference “Théorie quantique des champs en espace courbe,” Cergy-Pontoise University (France), May 2011.

Recent laboratory seminars

See the full list here.

  • “Slow-sound analogues of black holes and laser effect in lined flow ducts,” Institut Pprime de Poitiers (France), October 23 (2019).
  • “Slow-sound analogues of black holes and laser effect in lined flow ducts,” Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans (France), October 8 (2019).
  • “Slow-sound analogues of black holes and laser effect in lined flow ducts,” Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille (France), September 10 (2019).
  • “Black hole superradiance in a bathtub vortex,” Fluide, Automatique et Systèmes Thermiques, Orsay (France), February 21 (2019).
  • “From Hawking radiation to undular jumps,” Institute Jean Le Rond d’Alembert (France), December 4 (2018).
  • “From Hawking radiation to undular jumps,” Institute de Mathematiques de Bordeaux (France), July 9 (2018).
  • “Reproducing Black Hole physics in fluids,” DAMTP, Cambridge, February 10 (2017).
  • “Scattering theory in dispersive wave equations with a background flow,” Physics faculty of Wien Universität (Austria), May 19 (2016).
  • “Almost black holes in flowing water,” Laboratoire de physique de l’ENS de Lyon (France), February 18 (2016).
  • “Hawking radiation in Bose-Einstein condensates”, Freie Universität (Berlin), April 17 (2015).
  • “Hawking radiation in Bose-Einstein condensates”, Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon), March 5 (2015).

Public press cover

Here is a selection of articles or videos in the public press that discuss our experimental results on black hole superradiance at the University of Nottingham (see original publication).