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Olivier Dore
Group Supervisor

  • Ecole Centrale de Paris (1997)
  • Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, University of Cambridge (1997)
  • PhD, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Université Paris VI (2001)

Research Interests
  • Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, data analysis
  • Cosmic radiation backgrounds (CMB, CIB)
  • Probes of cosmic structures (gravitational lensing, galaxy surveys)
  • Physics and probes of the very early universe
  • Physics and probes of the reionization era
  • The dark matter and dark energy problems


Euclid Icon Euclid
Euclid is a mission designed to study "dark energy", the hypothesized cause of the Universe's accelerated expansion.

Planck Icon Planck
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.

Spider Icon Spider
Spider is a balloon borne observatory designed to probe the epoch of Inflation through measurements of the CMB polarization on the largest angular scales. Large format planar arrays and wide area sky coverage enable a definitive measurement of the signatu

BICEP3 will provide the most sensitive map of the CMB & polarized foregrounds at 95 GHz at the spatial scales where the imprint of primordial Inflation may be found. It is supported by The Office of the Chief Scientist & Chief Technologist.

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Research Scientist (2009-present)
  • Visiting Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Caltech (2009-present)
  • CITA/University of Toronto, Senior Research Associate (2005-2009)
  • Dpt of Astrophysical Science, Princeton University, Research Associate (2002-2005)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award Planck Data Analysis and Operations Support Team (2011)

Selected Publications
  1. O. Doré, T. Lu, U.-L. Pen, The Non-Linear Fisher Information content of cosmic shear surveys, arXiv:0905.0501
  2. T. Lu, O. Doré, U.-L. Pen, Dark Energy from Large-Scale Structure Lensing Information, arXiv:0905.0499
  3. L.D. Shaw, O. Zahn, G. Holder, O. Doré, Sharpening The imprints of primordial non-gaussianities on large-scale structure: scale dependent bias and abundance of virialized objects, ApJ, 702:3678-376, 2009, arXiv:0710.4560
  4. Y.-S Song, O. Doré, A step towards testing general relativity using weak gravitational lensing and redshift surveys, JCAP 0903:025,2009, arXiv::0812.0002
  5. N. Dalal, O. Doré, D. Huterer, A. Shirokov, The imprints of primordial non-gaussianities on large-scale structure: scale dependent bias and abundance of virialized objects, Phys. Rev. D, 77:123514, 2008, arXiv:0710.4560
  6. O. Doré, M. Martig, Y. Mellier et al. Testing Gravity with the CFHTLS-Wide Cosmic Shear Survey and SDSS LRGs, arXiv:0712.1599
  7. L. . Fu, and the CFHTLS collaboration, Very Weak Lensing in the CFHTLS Wide~: Cosmology from cosmic shear in the linear regime, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 479:9-25,2008, arXiv:0712.0884
  8. C. MacTavish et al., Spider Optimization: Probing the Systematics of a Large Scale B-Mode Experiment,C. MacTavish etal, SPIDER collaboration, ApJ, 689 (2008), 655, arXiv:0710.0375
  9. K. Smith, O. Zahn, O. Doré, Detection of gravitational lensing in the cosmic microwave background, Phys. Rev., D76 (2007) 3510, arXiv:0705.3980
  10. O. Doré, I. Iliev et al., Reionization signatures at arcminute CMB polarization measurements~: an astrophysical limit to B-mode measurement, Phys. Rev., D76 (2006) 043002, astro-ph/701784
  11. D. N. Spergel, R. Bean, O. Doré and the WMAP collaboration, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Three Year Results: Implications for Cosmology, ApJS, 170 (2007), 377, astro-ph/603449
  12. M. Alvarez, E. Komatsu, O. Doré, P. Shapiro, The cosmic reionization history as revealed by the CMB Doppler-21-cm correlation, ApJ, 647 (2006), 840, astro-ph/512010
  13. I. Tereno, O. Doré, L. van Waerbeke, Y. Mellier, Joint cosmological parameters forecast from CFHTLS-cosmic shear and CMB data, Astronomy & Astrophysics 429 (2005), 383, astro-ph/404317
  14. O. Doré, J. Hennawi, D. Spergel, Beyond the Damping Tail: Cross-Correlating the Kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect with Cosmic Shear, ApJ 606 (2004) 46-57, astro-ph/309337
  15. O. Doré, G. Holder, A. Loeb, The CMB quadrupole in a polarized light, ApJ 612:81-85, 2004, astro-ph/309281
  16. R. Bean, O. Doré, Probing dark energy perturbations: the dark energy equation of state and speed of sound as measured by WMAP, Phys. Rev.
  17. R. Bean, O. Doré, Are Chaplygin gases serious contenders to the dark energy throne ?, Phys. Rev. D68 (2003) 023515, astro-ph/301308
  18. A. Benoit and the Archeops collaboration, The Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Power Spectrum measured by Archeops, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 399, L19-L23 (2003), astro-ph/210305
  19. O. Doré, L. Knox, A. Peel, Gravitational Potential Reconstruction from Peculiar Velocity and Weak Lensing Measurements, Astrophysical Journal Letter, 585, 2003, L81-L84, astro-ph/207369
  20. S. Dos Santos, O. Doré, Competition between shocks and entropy floor : unifying groups and clusters of galaxies, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 383, p.450-471 (2002), astro-ph/106456
  21. O. Doré, F.R. Bouchet, R. Teyssier, D. Vibert, S. Prunet, Mapcumba : a fast map-making method for CMB experiments, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 374, 358-370 (2001), astro-ph/101112

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