Current position

I am CNRS researcher (chargé de recherche) in the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique in Marseille.

Research experience

  • Jan. 2022-Now: CNRS researcher in the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA) in Marseille.
  • May 2021-Aug. 2018: Parental leave.
  • Apr. 2020-Jan. 2022: Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow jointly at the Acoustic Laboratory of le Mans University and Institute of Mathematics of Bourgogne.
  • Nov. 2018-Apr. 2020: Post-doctoral fellow at the Acoustic Laboratory of le Mans University.
  • Aug. 2018-Nov. 2018: Parental leave.
  • Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018: Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham.
  • Aug. 2015-Aug. 2017: Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Nottingham.
  • Oct. 2012-Aug. 2015: Post-Doc at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam).
  • Sept. 2009-Oct. 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

  • Reference person for the environmental transition of my laboratory (LMA) (2023-now).
  • 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, B, D & E, New Journal of Physics, Scientific Reports, Europhysics Letter, Gen. Rel. Grav. 

Oral presentations in international conferences

  • *Conference “META 2023”, Paris (France), 18-21 July 2023.
  • *Workshop “Quantum simulation of gravitational problems on condensed
    matter analog models”, ECT*, Trento (Italy), 19-23 June 2023.
  • *Workshop “Canonical Scattering problems”, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (UK), 6-10 February 2023.
  • *”Annual Workshop of the GdR Complexe”, Institut Langevin, Paris (France), 7-9 December 2022.
  • *Conference “CNRS-Imperial Metamaterials”, Imperial college, 5-7 September 2022.
  • Conference “ETOPIM12”, ENSMM Besançon, 4-8 July 2022 (Video recording:
  • Conference “METAMATERIALS 2021”, online, 20-23 September 2021.
  • *Journées de la Matière Condensée, mini-colloques “Nouveaux défis pour la gravité analogue” et “Interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems“, online, 24-27 August 2021.
  • “e-Forum Acusticum 2020”, online, 7-11 December 2020.
  • Conference “METAMATERIALS 2020”, online, 28 September-1 October 2020.
  • 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.
  • *Workshop “Analogue gravity,” TECHNION (Haifa, Israel), 18-20 June 2018.
  • Symposium “Sheffield fluid dynamics,” University of Sheffield (UK), 13 June 2018.
  • *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.
  • *Conference “Théorie quantique des champs en espace courbe,” Cergy-Pontoise University (France), May 2011.

*Invited speaker.

Recent laboratory seminars and webinars

See the full list here.

  • “Topological invisibility in Kekule lattices”, LAGA MSC team (France), 15 May (2023).
  • “Topologically protected modes in acoustic networks”, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Suisse), September 1 (2022).
  • “Modes topologiques localisés en réseau acoustique”, GdR MecaWave webinar, March 4 (2021).
  • “Waves in fast flows”, Institute Jean Le Rond d’Alembert (France), February 4 (2021).
  • “Higher order topological insulators à la Su-Schrieffer-Heeger in acoustic networks”, Institute of Mathematics of Bourgogne (France), December 2 (2020).
  • “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”, 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).