Results for "Elodie M. Hebrard"

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Estimating magnetic filling factors from Zeeman-Doppler magnetogramsMar 13 2019Low-mass stars are known to have magnetic fields that are believed to be of dynamo origin. Two complementary techniques are principally used to characterise them. Zeeman-Doppler imaging (ZDI) can determine the geometry of the large-scale magnetic field ... More
A Quenched Functional Central Limit Theorem for Random Walks in Random Environments under $(T)_γ$Sep 19 2014We prove a quenched central limit theorem for random walks in i.i.d. weakly elliptic random environments in the ballistic regime. Such theorems have been proved recently by Rassoul-Agha and Sepp\"al\"ainen in [10] and Berger and Zeitouni in [2] under ... More
Variations in the D/H ratio of extended sightlines from FUSE observationsSep 08 2006We use new FUSE data to determine the column densities of interstellar DI, NI, OI, FeII, and H2 along the HD41161 and HD53975 sightlines. Together with N(HI) from the literature (derived from Copernicus and IUE data) we derive D/H, N/H, and O/H ratios. ... More
Universal behaviour of a wave chaos based electromagnetic reverberation chamberAug 09 2013In this article, we present a numerical investigation of three-dimensional electromagnetic Sinai-like cavities. We computed around 600 eigenmodes for two different geometries: a parallelepipedic cavity with one half- sphere on one wall and a parallelepipedic ... More
The spin-orbit angles of the transiting exoplanets WASP-1b, WASP-24b, WASP-38b and HAT-P-8b from Rossiter-McLaughlin observationsNov 25 2010Dec 01 2010We present observations of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for the transiting exoplanet systems WASP-1, WASP-24, WASP-38 and HAT-P-8, and deduce the orientations of the planetary orbits with respect to the host stars' rotation axes. The planets WASP-24b, ... More
An optical transmission spectrum for the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b measured with the Hubble Space TelescopeOct 25 2018We present an atmospheric transmission spectrum for the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b, measured using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Across the 0.47-1 micron wavelength range, the data imply an ... More
Posterior consistency for nonparametric hidden Markov models with finite state spaceNov 13 2013Jul 08 2014In this paper we study posterior consistency for different topologies on the parameters for hidden Markov models with finite state space. We first obtain weak and strong posterior consistency for the marginal density function of finitely many consecutive ... More
Non Parametric Hidden Markov Models with Finite State Space: Posterior Concentration RatesNov 27 2015The use of non parametric hidden Markov models with finite state space is flourishing in practice while few theoretical guarantees are known in this framework. Here, we study asymptotic guarantees for these models in the Bayesian framework. We obtain ... More
A new proof of Delsarte, Goethals and Mac Williams theorem on minimal weight codewords of generalized Reed-Muller codeJan 14 2010We give a new proof of Delsarte, Goethals and Mac williams theorem on minimal weight codewords of generalized Reed-Muller codes published in 1970. To prove this theorem, we consider intersection of support of minimal weight codewords with affine hyperplanes ... More
Standardized Assessment of Automatic Segmentation of White Matter Hyperintensities and Results of the WMH Segmentation ChallengeApr 01 2019Quantification of cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) of presumed vascular origin is of key importance in many neurological research studies. Currently, measurements are often still obtained from manual segmentations on brain MR images, which ... More
Ground-based multisite observations of two transits of HD 80606bAug 24 2010Sep 28 2010We present ground-based optical observations of the September 2009 and January 2010 transits of HD 80606b. Based on 3 partial light curves of the September 2009 event, we derive a midtransit time of T_c [HJD] = 2455099.196 +- 0.026, which is about 1 sigma ... More
WASP-37b: a 1.8 MJ exoplanet transiting a metal-poor starAug 18 2010Oct 01 2010We report on the discovery of WASP-37b, a transiting hot Jupiter orbiting a mv = 12.7 G2-type dwarf, with a period of 3.577471 \pm 0.00001 d, transit epoch T0 = 2455338.6188 \pm 0.0006 (HJD), and a transit duration 0.1304 \pm 0.0018 d. The planetary companion ... More
A Bayesian approach for energy-based estimation of acoustic aberrations in high intensity focused ultrasound treatmentFeb 24 2016High intensity focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method for treatment of diseased tissue that uses a beam of ultrasound in order to generate heat within a small volume. A common challenge in application of this technique is that heterogeneity of the ... More
A Bayesian approach for energy-based estimation of acoustic aberrations in high intensity focused ultrasound treatmentFeb 24 2016Jun 07 2018High intensity focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method for treatment of diseased tissue that uses a beam of ultrasound to generate heat within a small volume. A common challenge in application of this technique is that heterogeneity of the biological ... More
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458bOct 24 2012We investigate the effects of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b. We use a simplified dynamical model and a robust chemical network, as opposed to previous studies which have used a three dimensional circulation model ... More
Solutions to inverse moment estimation problems in dimension 2, using best constrained approximationMar 27 2019We study an inverse problem that consists in estimating the first (zero-order) moment of some R2-valued distribution m supported within a closed interval S $\subset$ R, from partial knowledge of the solution to the Poisson-Laplace partial differential ... More
NUV radii of the extrasolar planet HD 209458bOct 29 2008Extrasolar planetary transits are powerful tools to probe their atmosphere and to extract key physical properties of planets, like their mean densities, chemical compositions, or atmospheric structures. Every 3.5 days, the transits of the gaseous planet ... More
Ultraviolet observations of Sirius A and Sirius B with HST-GHRS; An interstellar cloud with a possible low deuterium abundanceSep 03 1999We present new observations of the binary Sirius A / Sirius B performed with HST-GHRS. Two interstellar clouds are detected on this sightline, one of them being identified as the Local Interstellar Cloud (LIC). The interstellar structure of this sightline ... More
The D/H Ratio in the Interstellar Medium toward the White Dwarf PG0038+199Jan 16 2005Mar 17 2005We determine the D/H ratio in the interstellar medium toward the DO white dwarf PG0038+199 using spectra from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), with ground-based support from Keck HIRES. We employ curve of growth, apparent optical depth ... More
An Integrated Framework for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Hybrid SystemsAug 24 2013Complex systems are naturally hybrid: their dynamic behavior is both continuous and discrete. For these systems, maintenance and repair are an increasing part of the total cost of final product. Efficient diagnosis and prognosis techniques have to be ... More
Interstellar Deuterium, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Abundances Toward GD 246, WD 2331$-$475, HZ 21, and Lan 23: Results from the FUSE MissionDec 23 2002The interstellar abundances of D I, N I, and O I in the local ISM are studied us ing high-resolution spectra of four hot white dwarfs. The spectra of GD 246, WD 2331$-$475, HZ 21, and Lan 23 were obtained with the {\it Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer} ... More
A deep staring campaign in the Sigma Orionis cluster. Variability in substellar membersAug 11 2017Aug 22 2017Deep optical imaging is used to study time-domain properties of young brown dwarfs in sigma Orionis over typical rotational time-scales and to search for new substellar and planetary-mass cluster members. We used VIMOS at the VLT to monitor a 24 arcmin ... More
The Deuterium, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Abundance Toward LSE 44Oct 19 2005We present measurements of the column densities of interstellar DI, OI, NI, and H2 made with FUSE, and of HI made with IUE toward the sdO star LSE 44, at a distance of 554+/-66 pc. This target is among the seven most distant Galactic sight lines for which ... More
Velocity Dispersion of Excited H2Mar 18 2005We present a study of the high rotational bands (J > 2) of H2 toward 4 early type galactic stars: HD 73882, HD 192639, HD 206267, and HD 207538. In each case, the velocity dispersion - characterized by the spectrum fitting parameter b - increases with ... More
Cumulative distribution function estimation under interval censoring case 1Mar 18 2008Jan 29 2009We consider projection methods for the estimation of the cumulative distribution function under interval censoring, case 1. Such censored data also known as current status data, arise when the only information available on the variable of interest is ... More
High-contrast imager for Complex Aperture Telescopes (HiCAT): 2. Design overview and first light resultsJul 03 2014We present a new high-contrast imaging testbed designed to provide complete solutions in wavefront sensing, control and starlight suppression with complex aperture telescopes. The testbed was designed to enable a wide range of studies of the effects of ... More
Models and Strategies for Variants of the Job Shop Scheduling ProblemSep 27 2011Recently, a variety of constraint programming and Boolean satisfiability approaches to scheduling problems have been introduced. They have in common the use of relatively simple propagation mechanisms and an adaptive way to focus on the most constrained ... More
MAMBO image of the debris disk around epsilon Eridani : robustness of the azimuthal structureMar 10 2015The debris disk closest to Earth is the one around the star epsilon Eridani at a distance of 3.2 pc. It is the prime target for detailed studies of a belt of planetesimals left from the early phase of planet formation other than the Kuiper Belt. The non-uniform ... More
Reference star differential imaging of close-in companions and circumstellar disks with the NIRC2 vortex coronagraph at W.M. Keck ObservatoryJan 13 2019Jan 15 2019Reference star differential imaging (RDI) is a powerful strategy for high contrast imaging. Using example observations taken with the vortex coronagraph mode of Keck/NIRC2 in $L^\prime$ band, we demonstrate that RDI provides improved sensitivity to point ... More
Deuterium toward the WD0621-376 sight line: Results from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) MissionNov 16 2001Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer observations are presented for WD0621-376, a DA white dwarf star in the local interstellar medium (LISM) at a distance of about 78 pc. The data have a signal-to-noise ratio of about 20-40 per 20 km/s resolution element ... More
Exoplanet HD 209458b : Evaporation strengthenedFeb 05 2008Following re-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope observations of primary transits of the extrasolar planet HD209458b at Lyman-alpha, Ben-Jaffel (2007, BJ007) claims that no sign of evaporation is observed. Here we show that, in fact, this new analysis ... More
FUSE determination of a low deuterium abundance along an extended sight line in the Galactic diskAug 29 2005We present a study of the deuterium abundance along the extended sight line (2.7kpc) toward HD 90087 with FUSE. Both in terms of distance and column densities, HD 90087 has the longest and densest sight line observed in the Galactic disk for which a deuterium ... More
Two New Low Galactic D/H Measurements from FUSEMar 25 2004We analyze interstellar absorption observed towards two subdwarf O stars, JL 9 and LSS 1274, using spectra taken by the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). Column densities are measured for many atomic and molecular species (H I, D I, C I, ... More
TiO and VO broad band absorption features in the optical spectrum of the atmosphere of the hot-Jupiter HD209458bSep 10 2008The presence of titanium oxide (TiO) and vanadium oxide (VO) gas phase species is searched for in the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter HD209458b. We compared a model for the planets transmitted spectrum to multi-wavelength eclipse-depth measurements (from ... More
FUSE observations of the HI interstellar gas of IZw18Sep 29 2003We present the analysis of FUSE observations of the metal-deficient dwarf galaxy IZw18. We measured column densities of HI, NI, OI, ArI, SiII, and FeII. The OI/HI ratio (log(OI/HI)=-4.7^{+0.8}_{-0.6}) is consistent with the O/H ratio observed in the HII ... More
Spin-orbit misalignment in the HD80606 planetary systemJun 30 2009We recently reported the photometric and spectroscopic detection of the primary transit of the 111-day-period, eccentric extra-solar planet HD80606 b, at Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France (Moutou et al. 2009). The whole egress of the primary transit ... More
Interstellar abundances in the neutral and ionized gas of NGC604Aug 21 2006We present FUSE spectra of the giant HII region NGC604 in the spiral galaxy M33. Chemical abundances are derived from far-UV absorption lines and are compared to those derived from optical emission lines. We derived the column densities of HI, NI, OI, ... More
FUSE observations of H2 around the Herbig AeBe stars HD 100546 and HD 163296Jun 23 2003We present the analysis of FUSE observations of two Herbig AeBe stars known to harbor young circumstellar disks: HD 100546 and HD 163296. In both cases we detect absorption lines from warm and dense H2. The thermalization of the rotational levels up to ... More
CoRoT 101186644: A transiting low-mass dense M-dwarf on an eccentric 20.7-day period orbit around a late F-starFeb 23 2013Mar 10 2013We present the study of the CoRoT transiting planet candidate 101186644, also named LRc01_E1_4780. Analysis of the CoRoT lightcurve and the HARPS spectroscopic follow-up observations of this faint (m_V = 16) candidate revealed an eclipsing binary composed ... More
Lower bounds for the dyadic Hilbert transformMay 18 2016May 21 2016In this paper, we seek lower bounds of the dyadic Hilbert transform (Haar shift) of the form $\Vert f\Vert_{L^2(K)} \ge C(I, K)\Vert f\Vert_{L^2(I)}$ where $I$ and $K$ are two dyadic intervals and $f$ is supported in $I$. If $I \subset K$ such bounds ... More
Machine Assisted Analysis of Vowel Length Contrasts in WolofJun 01 2017Growing digital archives and improving algorithms for automatic analysis of text and speech create new research opportunities for fundamental research in phonetics. Such empirical approaches allow statistical evaluation of a much larger set of hypothesis ... More
A Bayesian nonparametric approach for generalized Bradley-Terry models in random environmentAug 24 2018This paper deals with the estimation of the unknown distribution of hidden random variables from the observation of pairwise comparisons between these variables. This problem is inspired by recent developments on Bradley-Terry models in random environment ... More
Monitoring the orientation of rare-earth-doped nanorods for flow shear tomographyDec 06 2017Rare-earth phosphors exhibit unique luminescence polarization features originating from the anisotropic symmetry of the emitter ion's chemical environment. However, to take advantage of this peculiar property, it is necessary to control and measure the ... More
Approximation of Riemannian Distances and Applications to Distance-Based Learning on ManifoldsApr 26 2019Several important algorithms for machine learning and data analysis use pairwise distances as input. On Riemannian manifolds these distances may be prohibitively costly to compute, in particular for large datasets. To tackle this problem, we propose a ... More
The deuterium-to-oxygen ratio in the interstellar mediumSep 03 2003Because the ionization balances for HI, OI, and DI are locked together by charge exchange, D/O is an important tracer for the value of the D/H ratio and for potential spatial variations in the ratio. As the DI and OI column densities are of similar orders ... More
Evaporation of the planet HD189733b observed in HI Lyman-alphaMar 10 2010We observed three transits of the extrasolar planet HD189733b in HI Lyman-alpha and in a few other lines in the ultraviolet with HST/ACS, in the search for atmospheric signatures. We detect a transit signature in the Lyman-alpha light curve with a transit ... More
Transit spectrophotometry of the exoplanet HD189733b. I. Searching for water but finding haze with HST NICMOSJul 29 2009We present Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared transit photometry of the nearby hot-Jupiter HD189733b. The observations were taken with the NICMOS instrument during five transits, with three transits executed with a narrowband filter at 1.87 microns ... More
Deuterium Toward WD1634-573: Results from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) MissionDec 12 2001We use Far Ultraviolet Spectrocopic Explorer (FUSE) observations to study interstellar absorption along the line of sight to the white dwarf WD1634-573 (d=37.1+/-2.6 pc). Combining our measurement of D I with a measurement of H I from Extreme Ultraviolet ... More
The upper atmosphere of the exoplanet HD209458b revealed by the sodium D lines: Temperature-pressure profile, ionization layer, and thermosphereDec 29 2010A complete reassessment of the HST observations of the transits of the extrasolar planet HD209458b has provided a transmission spectrum of the atmosphere over a wide range of wavelengths. Analysis of the NaI absorption line profile has already shown that ... More
SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit candidates III. KOI-423b: an 18 Mjup transiting companion around an F7IV starJun 16 2011Aug 02 2011We report the strategy and results of our radial velocity follow-up campaign with the SOPHIE spectrograph (1.93-m OHP) of four transiting planetary candidates discovered by the Kepler space mission. We discuss the selection of the candidates KOI-428, ... More
KOI-200b and KOI-889b: two transiting exoplanets detected and characterized with Kepler, SOPHIE and HARPS-NApr 22 2013We present the detection and characterization of the two new transiting, close-in, giant extrasolar planets KOI-200b and KOI-889b. They were first identified by the Kepler team as promising candidates from photometry of the Kepler satellite, then we established ... More
SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit candidates II. KOI-428b: a hot Jupiter transiting a subgiant F-starDec 31 2010We report the discovery of a hot Jupiter transiting a subgiant star with an orbital period of 6.87 days thanks to public photometric data from the Kepler space mission and new radial velocity observations obtained by the SOPHIE spectrograph. The planet ... More
Could a change in magnetic field geometry cause the break in the wind-activity relation?Sep 29 2015Wood et al suggested that mass-loss rate is a function of X-ray flux ($\dot{M} \propto F_x^{1.34}$) for dwarf stars with $F_x \lesssim F_{x,6} \equiv 10^6$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$. However, more active stars do not obey this relation. These authors suggested ... More
SPIRou Input Catalog: Activity, Rotation and Magnetic Field of Cool DwarfsSep 06 2017Based on optical high-resolution spectra obtained with CFHT/ESPaDOnS, we present new measurements of activity and magnetic field proxies of 442 low-mass K5-M7 dwarfs. The objects were analysed as potential targets to search for planetary-mass companions ... More
SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit candidates IX. KOI-415 b: a long-period, eccentric transiting brown dwarf to an evolved SunSep 04 2013We report the discovery of a long-period brown-dwarf transiting companion of the solar-type star KOI-415. The transits were detected by the Kepler space telescope. We conducted Doppler measurements using the SOPHIE spectrograph at the Observatoire de ... More
Fe II emission lines in the UV spectrum of Sirius-A and VegaMar 11 1998We present high-quality HST/GHRS spectra in the Hydrogen L alpha spectral region of Vega and Sirius-A. Thanks to the signal-to-noise ratio achieved in these observations and to the similarity of the two spectra, we found clear evidence of emission features ... More
Detection of spatial variations in the (D/H) ratio in the local interstellar mediumJul 01 1998We present high spectral resolution HST-GHRS observations of the white dwarf G191-B2B, and derive the interstellar D/H ratio on the line of sight. We have observed and analysed simultaneously the interstellar lines of HI, DI, NI, OI, SiII, and SiIII. ... More
Efficient semiparametric estimation and model selection for multidimensional mixturesJul 19 2016Dec 13 2017In this paper, we consider nonparametric multidimensional finite mixture models and we are interested in the semiparametric estimation of the population weights. Here, the i.i.d. observations are assumed to have at least three components which are independent ... More
Non-asymptotic Adaptive Prediction in Functional Linear ModelsJan 14 2013Functional linear regression has recently attracted considerable interest. Many works focus on asymptotic inference. In this paper we consider in a non asymptotic framework a simple estimation procedure based on functional Principal Regression. It revolves ... More
Transit spectrophotometry of the exoplanet HD189733b. II. New Spitzer observations at 3.6 micronsAug 14 2010We present a new primary transit observation of the hot-jupiter HD189733b, obtained at 3.6 microns with the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. Previous measurements at 3.6 microns suffered from strong systematics and conclusions ... More
Exoplanet Classification and Yield Estimates for Direct Imaging MissionsFeb 26 2018Future NASA concept missions that are currently under study, like Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) & Large Ultra-Violet Optical Infra Red (LUVOIR) Surveyor, would discover a large diversity of exoplanets. We propose here a classification scheme ... More
The HARPS search for southern extrasolar planets: XXXIII. New multi-planet systems in the HARPS volume limited sample: a super-Earth and a Neptune in the habitable zoneJan 13 2013Jan 15 2013The vast diversity of planetary systems detected to date is defying our capability of understanding their formation and evolution. Well-defined volume-limited surveys are the best tool at our disposal to tackle the problem, via the acquisition of robust ... More
Efficient semiparametric estimation and model selection for multidimensional mixturesJul 19 2016In this paper, we consider nonparametric multidimensional finite mixture models and we are interested in the semiparametric estimation of the population weights. Here, the i.i.d. observations are assumed to have at least three components which are independent ... More
Lower bounds for the dyadic Hilbert transformMay 18 2016Nov 28 2016In this paper, we seek lower bounds of the dyadic Hilbert transform (Haar shift) of the form $\left\Vert S f\right\Vert_{L^2(K)}\geq C(I,K)\left\Vert f\right\Vert_{L^2(I)}$ where $I$ and $K$ are two dyadic intervals and $f$ supported in $I$. If $I\subset ... More
Cryomagma ascent on EuropaApr 03 2018Aug 28 2018Europa's surface exhibits morphological features which, associated with a low crater density demonstrate a recent cryovolcanic activity. In particular, the morphology of the smooth plains covering parts of the surface, and their relationship to the surrounding ... More
A posteriori detection of the planetary transit of HD189733b in the Hipparcos photometryOct 10 2005Thanks to observations performed at the Haute-Provence Observatory, Bouchy et al. recently announced the detection of a 2.2-day orbital period extra-solar planet that transits the disk of its parent star, HD189733. With high level of confidence, we find ... More
Exploring Interstellar Titanium and Deuterium Abundances and Other CorrelationsJan 03 2008Mar 14 2008The origin of the observed variability of the gas-phase D/H ratio in the local interstellar medium is still debated, and in particular the role of deuterium depletion onto dust grains. Here we extend the study of the relationship between deuterium and ... More
On Backdoors To Tractable Constraint LanguagesApr 14 2014Oct 10 2014In the context of CSPs, a strong backdoor is a subset of variables such that every complete assignment yields a residual instance guaranteed to have a specified property. If the property allows efficient solving, then a small strong backdoor provides ... More
FUSE Observations of the HD Molecule toward HD 73882Jun 02 2000The Lyman and Werner band systems of deuterated molecular hydrogen (HD) occur in the far UV range below 1200 A. The high sensitivity of the FUSE mission can give access, at moderate resolution, to hot stars shining through translucent clouds, in the hope ... More
Characterization of the four new transiting planets KOI-188b, KOI-195b, KOI-192b, and KOI-830bSep 30 2014Oct 17 2014The characterization of four new transiting extrasolar planets is presented here. KOI-188b and KOI-195b are bloated hot Saturns, with orbital periods of 3.8 and 3.2 days, and masses of 0.25 and 0.34 M_Jup. They are located in the low-mass range of known ... More
Interstellar Deuterium, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Abundances Toward BD +28 4211: Results from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic ExplorerJan 11 2002High resolution far-ultraviolet spectra of the O-type subdwarf BD +28 4211 were obtained with the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) to measure the interstellar deuterium, nitrogen, and oxygen abundances in this direction. The interstellar ... More
SPIRou: a spectropolarimeter for the CFHTOct 05 2015SPIRou is a near-infrared spectropolarimeter and high-precision radial-velocity instrument, to be mounted on the 3.6m Canada-France-Hawaii telescope ontop Maunakea and to be offered to the CFHT community from 2018. It focuses on two main scientific objectives ... More
Studying stellar spin-down with Zeeman-Doppler magnetogramsMay 04 2017Magnetic activity and rotation are known to be intimately linked for low-mass stars. Understanding rotation evolution over the stellar lifetime is therefore an important goal within stellar astrophysics. In recent years, there has been increased focus ... More
Abundances of Deuterium, Nitrogen, and Oxygen toward HZ 43A: Results from the FUSE MissionJan 18 2002We present an analysis of interstellar absorption along the line of sight to the nearby white dwarf star HZ43A. The distance to this star is 68+/-13 pc, and the line of sight extends toward the north Galactic pole. Column densities of OI, NI, and NII ... More
Fragmentation and Limits to Dynamical Scaling in Viscous Coarsening: An Interrupted in situ X-Ray Tomographic StudySep 06 2013Sep 04 2014X-Ray microtomography was used to follow the coarsening of the structure of a ternary silicate glass experiencing phase separation in the liquid state. The volumes, surfaces, mean and Gaussian curvatures of the domains of minority phase were measured ... More
Population synthesis modelling of luminous infrared galaxies at intermediate redshiftJun 29 2010Jul 27 2010Luminous InfraRed Galaxies (LIRGs) are particularly important for studying the build-up of the stellar mass from z=1 to z=0. We perform a multiwavelength study of an LIRGs sample in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South at z=0.7, selected at 24 \mu\m ... More
Increased hepatic PDGF-AA signaling mediates liver insulin resistance in obesity associated type 2 diabetesDec 13 2017Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is closely linked with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hepatic insulin resistance, but the involved mechanisms are still elusive. Using DNA methylome and transcriptome analyses of livers from obese individuals, we found ... More
Lessons for WFIRST CGI from ground-based high-contrast systemsJan 13 2019The Coronagraph Instrument (CGI) for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will constitute a dramatic step forward for high-contrast imaging, integral field spectroscopy, and polarimetry of exoplanets and circumstellar disks, aiming to ... More
SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit candidates: X KOI-142c: first radial velocity confirmation of a non-transiting exoplanet discovered by transit timingNov 18 2013Nov 26 2013The exoplanet KOI-142b (Kepler-88b) shows transit timing variations (TTVs) with a semi-amplitude of $\sim 12\,$ hours, earning the nickname of "king of transit variations". Only the transit of the planet b was detected in the Kepler data with an orbital ... More
Deuterium and Oxygen Toward Feige 110: Results from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) MissionNov 16 2001Nov 20 2001We present measurements of the column densities of interstellar DI and OI made with the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), and of HI made with the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) toward the sdOB star Feige 110 [(l,b) = (74.09, -59.07); ... More
No diffuse H2 in the metal deficient galaxy I Zw 18Jun 05 2000The metal deficient starburst galaxy IZw18 has been observed with FUSE in a search for H2 molecules. The spectrum obtained with an aperture covering the full galaxy shows no absorption lines of diffuse H2 at the radial velocity of the galaxy. The upper ... More
The spin-orbit angle of the transiting hot jupiter CoRoT-1bAug 20 2009Nov 27 2009We measure the angle between the planetary orbit and the stellar rotation axis in the transiting planetary system CoRoT-1, with new HIRES/Keck and FORS/VLT high-accuracy photometry. The data indicate a highly tilted system, with a projected spin-orbit ... More
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XX. Planets around the active star BD-08:2823Dec 16 2009We report the detection of a planetary system around BD-08:2823, that includes at least one Uranus-mass planet and one Saturn-mass planet. This discovery serendipitously originates from a search for planetary transits in the Hipparcos photometry database. ... More
Overview of the DESI Legacy Imaging SurveysApr 23 2018Feb 19 2019The DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys are a combination of three public projects (the Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey, the Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey, and the Mayall z-band Legacy Survey) that will jointly image approximately 14,000 deg^2 of the extragalactic ... More
SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit candidates XIV. A joint photometric, spectroscopic, and dynamical analysis of the Kepler-117 systemNov 14 2014Jan 09 2015As part of our follow-up campaign of Kepler planets, we observed Kepler-117 with the SOPHIE spectrograph at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence. This F8-type star hosts two transiting planets in non-resonant orbits. The planets, Kepler-117 b and c, have ... More
Erratum: A library of ATMO forward model transmission spectra for hot Jupiter exoplanetsOct 27 2017Mar 04 2019In the original manuscript arXiv:1710.10269, we presented a grid of forward model transmission spectra for hot Jupiter exoplanets. However, we recently identified an error in the treatment of rainout in our 1D atmosphere model ATMO. We explain the error, ... More
Composition operators on generalized Hardy spacesOct 16 2013Let $\Omega_1,\Omega_2\subset {\mathbb C}$ be bounded domains. Let $\phi:\Omega_1\rightarrow \Omega_2$ holomorphic in $\Omega_1$ and belonging to $W^{1,\infty}_{\Omega_2}(\Omega_1)$. We study the composition operators $f\mapsto f\circ\phi$ on generalized ... More
Biodegradation of 2-ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN) by Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2173Apr 23 20092-Ethyhexyl nitrate (2-EHN) is a major additive of fuel which is used to comply with the cetane number of diesel. Because of its wide use and possible accidental release, 2-EHN is a potential pollutant of the environment. In this study, Mycobacterium ... More
A library of ATMO forward model transmission spectra for hot Jupiter exoplanetsOct 27 2017Nov 21 2017We present a grid of forward model transmission spectra, adopting an isothermal temperature-pressure profile, alongside corresponding equilibrium chemical abundances for 117 observationally significant hot exoplanets (Equilibrium Temperatures of 547-2710 ... More
A hot Jupiter orbiting a 2-Myr-old solar-mass T Tauri starJun 20 2016Hot Jupiters are giant Jupiter-like exoplanets that orbit 100x closer to their host stars than Jupiter does to the Sun. These planets presumably form in the outer part of the primordial disc from which both the central star and surrounding planets are ... More
Deuterium abundancesMar 02 1999We discuss the measurements of deuterium abundances in high redshift quasar absorbers, in the solar system and in the interstellar medium. We present new results that indicate spatial variations of the deuterium abundance in the interstellar medium at ... More
Mapping charge transport effects in thick CCDs with a dithered array of 40,000 starsJul 09 2015We characterize the astrometric distortion at the edges of thick, fully-depleted CCDs in the lab using a bench-top simulation of LSST observing. By illuminating an array of forty thousand pinholes (30mu m diameter) at the object plane of a f/1.2 optical ... More
Calculated spectra for HeH+ and its effect on the opacity of cool metal poor starsNov 10 2004The wavelength and Einstein A coefficient are calculated for all rotation-vibration transitions of $^4$He$^1$H$^+$, $^3$He$^1$H$^+$, $^4$He$^2$H$^+$ and $^3$He$^2$H$^+$, giving a complete line list and the partition function for $^4$HeH$^+$ and its isotopologues. ... More
Soft Constraints of Difference and EqualityJan 16 2014In many combinatorial problems one may need to model the diversity or similarity of assignments in a solution. For example, one may wish to maximise or minimise the number of distinct values in a solution. To formulate problems of this type, we can use ... More
The Complexity of Reasoning with Global ConstraintsMar 06 2009Constraint propagation is one of the techniques central to the success of constraint programming. To reduce search, fast algorithms associated with each constraint prune the domains of variables. With global (or non-binary) constraints, the cost of such ... More
Three irradiated and bloated hot Jupiters: WASP-76b, WASP-82b & WASP-90bOct 21 2013We report three new transiting hot-Jupiter planets discovered from the WASP surveys combined with radial velocities from OHP/SOPHIE and Euler/CORALIE and photometry from Euler and TRAPPIST. All three planets are inflated, with radii 1.7-1.8 Rjup. All ... More
The SOPHIE northern extrasolar planets. I. A companion close to the planet/brown-dwarf transition around HD16760Jul 21 2009We report on the discovery of a substellar companion or a massive Jupiter orbiting the G5V star HD16760 with the spectrograph SOPHIE installed on the OHP 1.93-m telescope. Characteristics and performances of the spectrograph are presented, as well as ... More
SLIDE: A Useful Special Case of the CARDPATH ConstraintMar 03 2009We study the CardPath constraint. This ensures a given constraint holds a number of times down a sequence of variables. We show that SLIDE, a special case of CardPath where the slid constraint must hold always, can be used to encode a wide range of sliding ... More
The Parameterized Complexity of Global ConstraintsMar 03 2009We argue that parameterized complexity is a useful tool with which to study global constraints. In particular, we show that many global constraints which are intractable to propagate completely have natural parameters which make them fixed-parameter tractable ... More
Range and Roots: Two Common Patterns for Specifying and Propagating Counting and Occurrence ConstraintsMar 02 2009We propose Range and Roots which are two common patterns useful for specifying a wide range of counting and occurrence constraints. We design specialised propagation algorithms for these two patterns. Counting and occurrence constraints specified using ... More