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Pr Hervé Dole

Professeur à Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay
Université Paris Sud et CNRS (UMR 8617).
Vice-Président de l'Université Paris-Sud en médiation scientifique, art, culture, société.
Membre honoraire de l'Institut Universitaire de France.
Professor at Univ. Paris-Sud and CNRS, IAS, Orsay.
Vice-President of Univ. Paris-Sud in charge of Education and Public Outreach, Arts and Culture.

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I'm an astrophysicist studying the formation and the evolution of the clusters and galaxies.

In more details, I'm a professor at the Université Paris-Saclay in Orsay, at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) since Fall 2014 (and tenured assistant professor 2003-2014). I am a honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, 2010-2015). In 2014-15, I was deputy Director of IAS. Before, I was a Research Associate at the Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona in Tucson since november 2000 on a NASA mission. Even before, I was completing my PhD Thesis in France, at the IAS in Orsay, France.

I'm interested in the emergence of large scale structure, esp. galaxy proto-clusters, and the role of infrared galaxies in the history of the Universe, and try to understand the physical processes driving the formation and the evolution of galaxies. I'm also interessted in understanding the relic emission of galaxies, the extragalactic background light. To do so, I'm observing galaxies and the Cosmic Infrared Background (the relic emission of galaxies) with IR space telescopes like Planck, Herschel, Spitzer or ISO and also develop new analysis tools and models. I'm heavily involved now in Euclid as well.

In addition to the research activities, I'm teaching Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology at University, and am involved in or initiate activities of popularization of astrophysics, like writing a book, giving public lectures, going to an elementary school, participating in the life of a few associations, or writing articles in the press.

In 2020-24, I'm Vice-President of the University Paris-Saclay in Art, Culture, Science and Society. In 2016-2020, I was Vice-President of the University Paris-Sud (a founding member of the university Paris-Saclay), in charge of Education and Public Outreach, Arts and Culture, in a great team of the presidency, led by Pr Sylvie Retailleau and Pr Alain Sarfati.

As you might see on this web site, I also like to travel, hike, run (even marathons and beyond, up to 80km so far !), take pictures, cook/taste, listen to baroque music, watch the starry nights, rethink the world with friends in think tanks, and many other things.

- http://www.ias.u-psud.fr/dole -
Pr Hervé Dole, PhD
Tel: 33 1 69 85 85 72. Fax: 33 1 69 85 86 75. Email: Herve.Dole ias.u-psud.fr
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), bât 121, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France.
Université Paris-Saclay and CNRS (UMR 8617) and IUF (2010-15)