Amazing me!
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Research Statement

Until 2013 I was working in the field of gamma ray astronomy and astronomical interferometry. I progressively moved to some work in solid state physics and general quantum mechanics with a specific interest for Scale Relativity.


  • "New developments in Stellar Intensity Interferometry", colloquium at Kansas University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • "Gamma ray astronomy with VERITAS", High Energy Physics seminar at Kansas University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • "Stellar intensity interferometry: imaging capabilities of air Cherenkov telescope arrays", SPIE Astronomical Instrumentation meeting in San Diego. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/30/2010.

Research Groups

  • Wen Jin, Graduate Student. Physics. 03/02/2015 - present.
  • Mei-Hui Teh, Graduate Student. Physics. 09/01/2014 - present.


  • Arabic, basic.
    Basic is even too much to describe my Arabic. I started learning in 2016.
  • English, fluent.
    I moved to Iowa in 1998 and to Utah in 2004, my English remains in an improving phase.
  • French, fluent.
    I grew up in France and completed my studies in physics in Paris.
  • Japanese, basic.
    I spent a year in Japan but it was a long time ago to I am forgetting (wasuremasu).


  • "Suppression of diffusion of hydrogen adatoms on graphene by effective afatom interaction", Phys.Rev. B 93, 115402 (2016). Published, 03/04/2016.
  • "Attraction-repulsion transition in the interaction of adatoms and vacancies in graphene", Phys. Rev. B 89, 045433 (2014). Published, 08/01/2014.
  • "Monte-Carlo simulation of stellar intensity interferometry", Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 430, 3187-3195. Published, 02/18/2013.
  • "Imaging submilliarcsecond stellar features with intensity interferometry using air Cherenkov telescope arrays", MNRAS (2012) Vol. 424 1006-1011. Published, 08/01/2012.
  • "High angular resolution imaging with stellar intensity interferometry using air Cherenkov telescope arrays" MNRAS (2012) Vol. 419 172-183. Published, 01/01/2012.
  • "Haar wavelets as a tool for the statistical characterization of variability", Astroparticle Physics, Volume 34, Issue 12, Pages 871-877. Published, 07/2011.
  • "Gamma-ray attenuation in X-ray binaries: an application to LSI+613003", The Astrophysical Journal, 731:105 (6pp). Published, 04/20/2011.
  • "VERITAS 2008-2009 Monitoring of the Variable Gamma-ray Source M 87", Astrophysical Journal 716 (2010) 819-824. Published, 01/2010.