12 years experience in international research on astroparticle physics
gamma-ray astronomy: H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System, European project with telescopes in Namibia) and Fermi-LAT (NASA satellite)
participation in the preparatory phase of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
research topics: gamma-ray observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), Cosmic Ray acceleration in supernova remnants and super bubbles
processing and analysis of scientific data: event reconstruction and selection, generation of sky maps and energy spectra
modelling observational results with theoretic predictions (Chi2 and LogLikelihood fits)
astronaut selection program 2008: among 2% of selected candidates
programming: C/C++, python; participation in software development and evaluation (H.E.S.S.)
parallel computing: Intel threaded building blocks, OpenCL
data analysis package: ROOT
system administration: Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Scientific Linux)
Computing Grid: VO manager for CTA; competent user ofgLite framework and Dirac
office: Open/LibreOffice, LaTeX
digital photography: competent user of raw images (Corel AfterShot, Adobe Lightroom, dcraw)
interested in the maximum use of free and open source software
CapGemini training “Application Development and Architectures in 2013”
proposal of science topics, estimation of observation time, annual re-evaluation of project, e.g. LMC: 180h of observations obtained over 6 years
definition of research methods; evaluation and amelioration of data quality
group leader of data taking shifts: 3 persons for 4 weeks at remote site in Namibia, responsibility for technical installations and security
group management: 2 to 5 persons (scientists/students; scientists/engineers)
elected member of H.E.S.S. observation committee: organisation of observation time
(1000h per year available for 200 scientists)
management of distributed computing resources (2000 logical CPUs, 300 TB disk space); definition of future needs
definition of functional specifications: simulation chain and ScienceGateway for CTA
publications in international journals on astrophysics: 2 as author, 6 as co-author, 4 as internal referee, more than 100 with simple participation
annual international conferences and seminars, presentation of group achievements
lab classes in mathematics 1st year, IUT Annecy, for 2 years
lab classes in particle physics for master students, for 3 years
co-supervisor of a PhD thesis in particle physics
training of students in data analysis
German: mother's tongue
French: excellent, daily use in professional and personal context
English: excellent, regular use in professional and scientific context
Russian: school's knowledge
observation of the LMC with H.E.S.S.
distributed computing for CTA
supernova remnants and LMC with H.E.S.S.
supernova remnants with H.E.S.S.
simulations for Fermi-LAT
supernova remnants with H.E.S.S.
installation of the central data acquisition system for H.E.S.S.
2005: PhD in physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
specialisation: experimental particle and astroparticle physics
2000 : diploma in physics (master's equivalent), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
specialisations: experimental particle physics, computational physics
“Discovery of gamma-ray emission from the extragalactic pulsar wind nebula N 157B with H.E.S.S.”, by the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, in Astronomy & Astrophysics 2012, Volume 545, L2, 5pp.
“Search for Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources with H.E.S.S.” N. Komin, for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, in “Particle Physics and Cosmology”, 23rd Rencontres de Blois, 2011
“Detection of TeV gamma-ray emission from the shell-type supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622 with HESS”, by the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, in Astronomy & Astrophysics 2005, Volume 437, L7, 4pp.
2012: “The Cosmic Kaldeidoscope: Pulsars and their Nebulae, Supernova Remnants and more”, Kruger Park, South Africa
2011: “Rencontres Scientifiques de France Grille 2011” at EGI forum, Lyon, France
2011: 32nd “International Cosmic Ray Conference”, Beijing, China
2011: 23rd “Rencontres de Blois”, Château de Blois, France
2010: 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany
2009: 31st “International Cosmic Ray Conference”, Łódz, Poland
2007: 30th “International Cosmic Ray Conference”, Merida, Mexico
2007: “The First GLAST Symposium”, Stanford, USA
2006: 4th “Workshop on Science with the New Generation of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments”, Elba, Italy
2005: 29th “International Cosmic Ray Conference”, Pune, India
2004: 22nd “Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics”, Stanford, USA
2nd prize of the French Grid Day (France Grille) 2011
grant of the committee for physics of the French Academy of Science to participate in the 32nd “International Cosmic Ray Conference” 2011
NASA Group Achievement Award 2008 and 2010, with the Fermi-LAT Team
Descartes research prize 2006, with the H.E.S.S. collaboration
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