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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:21-04-2015
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     Current job:Scientist & Manager Project
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
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    CV

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Langages :

    C, Labview, Mathematica, IDL, Fortran, Origin. LATEX

    Tools:

     NAUTILUS (gas-grain numerical astrophysical code).

    Methods :
    Data analysis software

    Environement :

    Windows, UNIX, Mac OS.

     TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Surface physics techniques.

    • Mass spectroscopy and temperature programmed desorption (TPD) thechnique.

    • Atomic and molecular beam lines.

    • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems.

    • Cryogenic systems.

    • Infrared, Visible and UV spectroscopy.

    • Laser systems, REMPI.

     

     FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

    •  Team management up to 5 persons.

    • Coordination up to 8 persons.

    • Project management:

    - Reports of needs,

    - Technical and scientific specifications,

    - Experiment,

    - Modoling,

    - Writing scientific papers and reporting.

    • Animation team.

    • Strategic organization.

    • Co-supervision of doctoral thesis and supervision of internship of undergraduates students.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES / PROJECTS

     2012 – 2014 Scientific Researcher in the AMOR team, Laboratory of Astrophisics, Bordeaux (LAB), Bordeaux Observatory and Bordeaux University, France.

     Doctoral thesis codirection and direction of several research internships, PI of several projects.

    • Implementation and project management.

    •  Participation of a development of an astronomical database ''KIDA'', which is a database of kinetic data of interest for astrochemical (interstellar medium and planetary atmospheres) studies. In addition to the available referenced data, KIDA provides recommendations over a number of important reactions.

    • Using NAUTILUS code for modeling with Fortran&IDL the molecules desorption energies in the IRAS16293 protostar (one article in preparation for ApJL).

    • Leading a team of 8 project managers and 3 trainees. Coordinating 10 annual projects (LAB).

    • Coordination, animation, drafting of reports, redaction and publication ofarticles in refereed journals.

    • Animation steering committees (project managers, pos-PhD, PhD, Finance Department, General Directorate).

    • Ability to seek funding.

    •  Elaboration of theories for understanding the physical chemistry in interstellar environments.

    •  Writing and project submission to the French organizations (CNRS) and other international organizations such as Simon Foundation, Marie Curie, NWO,...

    •  Buying and Installing Parts for experiments in physics.

    •  Oral presentations of results in conferences and symposiums, seminars and international working groups.

    •  Co-supervision of PhD students and mentoring of several research internships.

    •  Using a numerical code "NAUTILUS" for modeling with FORTRAN 90 & IDL molecules desorption eneregies in protostar IRAS16293 (an article was published in a refereed journal).

    •  despoliation and analysis of scientific data.

    •  Participation and presentation of results obtained in different conferences, seminars, in France and abroad (France, Netherland, UK, Germany, USA, Canada)

    • Planning of projects; long, medium, and short term.

    • Principal Investigator (PI) of several scientific projects.

    2007-2011 Project manager in laboratory astrophysics at Paris Observatoy &Cergy University,France.

    • Expert in the various physical techniques of surfaces in space conditions.

    • Discovery and confirmation for the very first time with the experimental method theorems and theoretical predictions H2O formation in interstellar environments (one article were published in ApJL)

    • Project management of isomers problems, in my case; dimethyl ether and the ethanol and preferential observation of DME in interstellar environments (2 articles have been published in largest newspaper as A&A, ApJ) &Supervision of a Master internship and several ungraduate courses.

    • Study of deuteration NH3 in interstellar environments.

    •  Proposed models for understanding the formation, deuteration of the molecules in interstellar environments.

    •  articipation and submission of projects with the CNRS (french organisation of research).

    •  Purchase and installation and maintenance of equipment of the FORMOLISM experiment.

    •  Writing and publication of scientific articles in peer refereed journals.

    •  Oral presentation of the results at the international conferences and working groups.

    • Supervision of two ungraduates students.

    • Several administrative and teaching.

     

     OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

    2015 -Now Professor of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in high school, academy of Creteil, National Education, France.

     2012-2014 Supervision of a final year study projects & teaching physics (courses, exercises and experiments), University of Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France :

    • Optics 1st year of engineering and 2nd year of Licence (undergraduates students), Electromagnetic 2nd year of licence, fondamentale physics, preparatory school in physics and chemistry section, 2nd year.

    intense preparation program for competitive exams to get into the french ”Top schools”, specialization in physics and chemistry.

    • Mechanics for preparatory school in physics and chemistry section, 2nd year, Bordeaux, France.

    2007-2011 Supervision of a final year study projects & teaching :

    • Mathematics, 3rd year of engineering (courses, exercises and experiments), at university of Cergy,France.

    • Computing, 1st year of Licence (Undergraduate education) at university of Nanterre, Paris X, France.

    2007-2009 MEMBER of the Council of the Physics Department of physics, the faculty of Sciences and

    Technology, university of Cergy-Pontoise, France.

    2003-2012 Tutor aiming at providing remedial courses to disadvantaged high school students, Paris Sud 11 University, FRANCE.

     

     QUALIFICATIONS & DIPLOMAS

    2007 – 2011 Ph.D. in ASTROPHYSICS at university of Cergy-Pontoise and Paris observatory, team

    LERMA/LAMAp. Title of Thesis : Adsorption, Formation and Interaction of molecules at the surface of water ice simulating interstellar grain, summa cum laude.

    2006-2007 MASTERS Degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Paris 11, Orsay, France.

    2007 Internship (january - june) at University of Paris 11, Orsay and CNRS, France.

    Title: New nonlinear optical method for studying the role of water ice in atmospheric chemistry.

     

    LANGUAGE AKILLS

    French : fluent, English : Complete professional capacity.

    AUTRES QUALIFICATIONS

    Qualified for Assistant Professor competitive exams in :

    • Dense media and materials sciences, (section 28), 02/2015.

    • Dilute media and optic section (section 30), 02/2013.

    • Astronomy & Astrophysics section (section 34), 02/2012. :

     

     LIST OF THESIS AND PUBLICATIONS

    • Adsorption, formation et intéraction de molécules a la surface de la glace d'eau simulant les grains interstellaires,

    • 02-2011, mention très honorable.

    • influence of desorption energies on the abundances of molecules in the protostar IRAS

    16293-2422, Mokrane H, Wakelam V, et al., ApJ.

    • Adsorption behavior of two complex organic molecules isomers (Ethanol and Dimethyl-ether), Mokrane H, et al. 2015 A&A. (soumis à Astronomy & Astrophysics).

    • Differential adsorption of complex organic molecules isomers at interstellar ice surfaces M. Lattelais, M. Bertin, H. Mokrane, F. Pauzat, J. Pilmé, C. Minot, Y. Ellinger, C. Romanzin, X. Michaut, P. Jeseck, J.-H. Fillion, H. Chaabouni, E. Congiu, F. Dulieu, S. Baouche, J.-L Lemaire. A&A 532, A12, 2011.

    • Changes in the morphology of interstellar ice analogues after hydrogen atom exposure, M. Accolla, E. Congiu, F. Dulieu, G. Manico`, H. Chaabouni, E. Matar, H. Mokrane, J. L. Lemaire and V. Pirronello, PCCP 2011, 13,

    8037–8045.

    • Nuclear Spin Conversion of Molecular Hydrogen on Amorphous Solid Water in the presence of O 2 traces; M. Chehrouri, F. Dulieu, H. Chaabouni, H. Mokrane, E. Matar, J.L. Lemaire and X. Michaut, J.-H. Fillion. PCCP, 2010. DOI: 10.1039/c0cp01322f.

    • Competing Mechanisms of Molecular Hydrogen Formation in Conditions Relevant to the Interstellar Medium, Lemaire, J. L.; Vidali, G.; Baouche, S.; Chehrouri, M.; Chaabouni, H.; Mokrane, H. 2010ApJL...725L.156L.

    • Experiemental evidence for water formation via ozone hydrogenation on dust grain at 10k ; H. Mokrane, H. Chaabouni, M. Accolla, E. Congiu, F. Dulieu, M. Chahrouri and J. L. Lemaire. ApJ, 705:L195-L198, 2009 November 10.

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    Personels interests and sport :

    Regular practice jogging and Piano, Reading scientifics journals and books, regular travel.


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