Henri Poincaré

The Henri Poincaré Junior Program of Côte d’Azur Observatory is open (deadline, April 30, 2020)This one proposes internships for international students wishing to perform a scientific training in one of the laboratories of the observatory. The laureates will receive up to 2200 euros for a training period of 2 months or more during the second half of 2020.

     What are the application conditions ?

You have to be a student in Master 2 or PhD (or equivalent) and from a country where astrophysical and Earth sciences are in development. Interested students should contact an OCA researcher in their discipline who prepares and files the application. This application is electronic and should include the latex application form filled (and converted to PDF, can be dowloaded by clicking on "Téléchargements" in the previous link), a CV (shorter than 2 pages) and up to two letters of recommandation . Applications should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before April 30, 2020.

What are the privileged research areas?

Internships may be sought in any research field of the OCA, from astrophysics to geophysics representing a vast array of research opportunities:

Earth and space sciences, Earth-Ocean-Space interfaces:
Geodynamics, geochronology, geomechanics, marine geosciences, mechanical faults and earthquakes, imagery, modeling, natural hazards and vulnerabilities, space geodesy, laser ranging, transfer time.
> Contact: Géoazur department

Astrophysics, fluid dynamics and signal processing:
Origin of planetary systems, exoplanets, interferometry, coronography, instrumentation, galactic archeology, solar and stellar physics, cosmology, dark matter, inverse problems and image reconstruction, turbulence in fluids and plasmas, digital high-performance computing, modeling.
> Contact: Lagrange department, Teams

Multi-messengers astrophysics, gravitational waves:
Gravitational waves, astrophysics non photonics, compact objects, coalescing black holes, neutron stars, gravitation, research and development, quantum optics, stabilization of lasers, laser metrology, optical cavities of high fineness for energy storage, metrology.
> Contact: Artemis Department


     How to contact an OCA researcher ?

You will find below a list of scientists who could build a project with you. Their emails are of the format This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philippe Bendjoya: Asteroids/ Radiative Transfer/ Stellar Physics

Christophe Benoist : Observational Cosmology/ Galaxy Clusters

Marieanne Bizouard: Gravitational Waves/ General Relativity

Marcel Carbillet: Adaptive Optics

Philippe Charvis : Seismology

Andrea Chiavassa: Stellar Physics/ 3D Models/ Exoplanets

Michel Corsini : Geology (Morrocco)

Orlagh Creevey: Stellar Parameters / Interferometry/ Asteroseismology / Exoplanets stellar hosts

Aurélien Crida: Proto-Planetary Discs/ Planetary Migration / Saturn Rings and Satellites

Patrick de Laverny: Galactic Archeology / Stellar Specrtoscopy

Chiara Ferrari: Radioastronomy / SKA

Agnès Fienga: Astrometry/ Ephemerides/ Solar System / General Relativity

Oliver Hahn: Cosmology / Simulations

Vanessa Hill: Galactic Archeology / Stellar Populations

Holger Homann: Turbulence (Fluids and Plasma)

Georges Kordopatis: Galactic Archeology / Galactic Dynamics

Natalia Korsakova Gravitational Waves

Eric Lagadec: Evolved Stars / Dust High Angular Resolution Imaging

Astrid Lamberts: Binary Stars / Simulations/ Gravitational Waves Sources

Elena Lega: Solar System Dynamics

David Mary: Data processing/ Image Reconstruction

Heloise Méheut: Proto-Planetary Discs / Simulations

Bernard Mercier de Lepinay : Geology (Carribean/Haiti)

François Michaud Geology (Earth and Sea-based/Ecuador, Mexico)

Florentin Millour: Interferometry/ Evolved Stars/ Nanosats

Alessandro Morbidelli: Solar System

Fathi Namouni : Solar System Dynamics

Nicolas Nardetto: Cepheids/ Distances/ Interferometry

Mamadou N'Diaye: Instrumentation/ High Contrast Imaging/ Space Telescopes

Nicole Nesvadba: AGNs, radio observations

Jean-Mathieu Nocquet: GNSS

Alejandra Recio-Blanco: Galactic Archeology / Stallar Spectroscopy /Stellar Clusters

Sylvie Robbe-Dubois: Interferometry / Instrumentation

Lucie Rolland: ionosphere, planetary  seismology

Jean Pierre Rivet: Intensity Interferometry / Asteroids/ Instrumentation

Mathias Schultheis: Galactic Archeology / Poussière/ Evolved Stars

Paolo Tanga: Asteroids / Modeling/ Occultations

Aziz Ziad: Atmospheric Optics / Site Testing

What are the criteria for laureate selection?

The scientific council of OCA selects candidates. The list of laureates will be published in the month of June 2020. The main criterion is the excellence of the application. Proposals that can lead to a longer-term collaboration are favoured. We will take into account the research needs in the proposant application and  the prospects offered to the students too.  The program cannot fund co-supervised OCA’s students as the program’s aim is to help young scientists with new research perspectives.

For more information, please contact Eric Lagadec:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: +33 492001979