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Simona Mei

Simona Mei is a professor at the University of Paris Denis Diderot and works with Dr. Charles Lawrence on the infrared and optical follow-up of Planck detected galaxy clusters.

  • 2005 HDR University of Paris Denis Diderot French thesis that gives the right to supervise PhD students.
  • 1999 PhD in Astrophysics – University of Strasbourg, European Southern Observatory

Research Interests
  • Observational Cosmology - Large scale structure of the Universe – Galaxy clusters
  • Galaxy formation and evolution – Stellar population - Environmental effects – Baryon cycle

Professional Experience

2014 – present Full Professor of Physics - University of Paris Denis Diderot, Observatory of Paris - Paris, France

2006 – 2013 Associate Professor of Physics - University of Paris Denis Diderot, Observatory of Paris - Paris, France

2004 – 2006        Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2001 – 2003        ESA (European Space Agency) Fellow, Orsay, France

2000 - 2001         Researcher at CNES (French National Space Agency), Toulouse, France.

Community Service

Vice-president of the National Council of Universities, France

Elected member of the Scientific Council, Observatory of Paris, of the Department of Physics Council, University of Paris Denis Diderot.

Member of multiple evaluation committees in France and in the world.

Co-coordinator of the Euclid working package Astrophysics of clusters and Environment

Selected Awards

2012 – 2017    Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Prestigious French award for excellence in research

2008 – present     Prime d’encadrement doctoral et de recherche – French award for excellence in research

2001 - 2003         European Space Agency (ESA) fellow

1997 – 2000        European Southern Observatory (ESO) fellow

Selected Publications

142 publications in refereed papers available in link below:

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