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     Date Submitted:03-04-2014
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     Current job:Post-doctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsatomic gravimeter – gradiometer - atom cooling - laser physics - optics - inertial sensors - physics test with space interferometers - atomic clocks - interaction light matter - electric fundamental metrology - seismology
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    Doctor in atomic physics

    age : 30 , french

     

    Professional experience

     

    Since september 2013: “Atom interferometry gradiometer for the determination of the Newtonian gravitational constant G” at INFN and LENS, Florence, Italy.

     

    I presently work on the metrological experiment MAGIA, which has recently measured the Newtonian constant with a relative uncertainty of 10-4. I am developing a new large area gravity gradiometer in order to increase again the sensitivity of the experiment toward the gravitational waves detection limit.

     

    2011 - 2013     (2 years): European Space Agency (ESA) Post-Doc: “SAI, Space Atom Interferometer”: Florence, Italy.

     

    I was responsible of the experimental development of the SAI project, led the European Space Agency which coordinates 9 laboratories of excellence in Italy, France and Germany. The SAI project investigates both experimentally and theoretically the various aspects of placing atom interferometers in space: the equipment needs, the realistically expected performance limits and potential scientific applications in a micro-gravity environment. I have demonstrated in the laboratory that the SAI prototype is able to perform space atom interferometry successfully.

     

    2007  (3 years)  Doctorate thesis: “Atom Gravimetry: Improvement of Accuracy and New Geometries”, with highest distinction (très honorable), at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, and Observatoire de Paris – SYRTE.  Grant delivered by the CNRS and by the CNES.

     

    The goal of the absolute gravimeter of the Observatoire de Paris - SYRTE is to measure the gravitational acceleration with a relative accuracy of 10-9for the metrological "watt balance" project, led by the Laboratoire National d’Essai (LNE). During my thesis, we developed a new vacuum chamber, which allowed us to evaluate the limiting systematic errors. The gravimeter uses atom interferometry, where a cold cloud of 87Rb atoms in free fall is manipulated thanks to two-photon transitions. We reduced the measurement uncertainty below the goal, except for laser wave-front aberration effects. In parallel, we developed three new methods of atom interferometry measurement for space fundamental research and on-board applications.

     

    2007  (6 month) Master 2 training period: nano-robots fabrication, Laboratoire de Photo-Physique Moléculaire, LPPM, Orsay.

     

    This consisted in the manipulation of nano-sticks with the tip of an Atomic Force Microscope.

     

     

    Education

     

    2010    Ph.D. in atomic physics at Université Pierre et Marie Curie UPMC Paris 6 carried through the Observatoire  de Paris – SYRTE (Space Time Reference System) in the research group of A. Landragin:  “atom interferometry and inertial sensor”.

     

    2007      Master: atoms and molecules experimental physicsat UPMC

     

    2006      Bachelor: fundamental physics at UPMC

     

    2004      Two years diploma (french Deug): Mathematics at UPMC

     

    Professional skills

     

    Skills:   atomic gravimeter - gradiometer - atom cooling - laser physics - optics - inertial sensors - physics test with space interferometers - atomic clocks - interaction light matter - electric fundamental metrology - seismology - european project coordination                

     

    Language:    french, english, italian, german (basic)

     

    Softwares:     matlab, origin

     

    Articles

     

    “Operating an atom interferometer beyond its linear range”, Metrologia 46, 87–94 (2009)

    “A cold atom pyramidal gravimeter with a single laser beam”, Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 134101 (2010), described in Nature Photonics 4, 340 - 341 (2010)  and Laser Focus World.

    “Comparison between two mobile absolute gravimeters : optical versus atomic interferometers”, Metrologia 47, L9-L11 (2010)

    “Double diffraction in an atomic gravimeter”, Physical Review A 81, 013617, (2010)

    “Comparison of 3 absolute gravimeters based on different methods for the e-MASS project” : IEEE (2010)

    “The influence of transverse motion within an atomic gravimeter New J. Phys. 13 065025 (2011)

    “The 8th International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters 2009”: Metrologia, 49(6), 666-684 (2012)

     “Simultaneous measurement of gravity acceleration and gravity gradient with an atom interferometer”: Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 114106 (2012)

    “Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space”:Nuclear Physics B – Proceedings Supplements 243-244-203, (2013)

    “Principles of gravitational waves detection through atom interferometry”: International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 23 135-143, (2013)

    “Sensitivity limits of a Raman atom interferometer as a gravity gradiometer”, Physical Review A89, 023607 (2014)

    “Détermination de g pour la balance du watt”, Revue française de métrologie,n° 36, Vol. 2014-4, 11-27

     

    International conferences

     

    “IAG : Symposium on terrestrial Gravimetry, static and mobile measurements”, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    “EGAS : European Group On Atomic Systems ”, Gdansk, Poland

    “YAO : Young Atom Opticians”, Vienna, Austria

    “Quantum Meets Gravity and Metrology”, BadHonnef, Germany - 2nd best poster-Deutsche Physical Gesellschaft


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