METEOR (Modules Experiment ThEOry Research) are interactive, research-based teaching modules where students learn jointly theoretic, numerical and instrumental skills. Most METEOR are related to existing or future international research projects and/or instruments. A non exhaustive list of projects/instruments you can work on in MAUCA can be found here.  All METEOR supervisors are research experts in the topics covered by the METEOR.

Each student chooses at the end of year y the METEORs that he will follow during year y+1.

The METEOR @ Nice are listed below and as a single pdf in the METEOR book.

The first METEOR, common to all students is at C2PU.

The other METEOR are organized in 6 main categories:

  • 1 Planetology
  • 2 Stellar and Galactic Physics
  • 3 Extragalactics/Cosmology/Relativity
  • 4 Signal-Image Processing/Numerical methods
  • 5 Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation
  • 6 Space-Industry

As a MAUCA student you will have to choose 5 METEOR in the list below (these METEOR are in yellow in the picture here). You will follow 3 of them in Master 1 and 2 in Master 2. Depending on your interest, the choice of your METEOR can be used to put emphasis on  Research or on Space-industry.

For a “Research track, the emphasis is on fondamental research. In this track, your METEOR choice should cover 4 categories in the categories 1 to 5. This kind of combinations warrants a large background in fundamental Astrophysics and related techniques.

For a “Space-Industry track, your METEOR choice should cover : Categories 4, 5, 6 and  at least one of the following METEOR related to space missions :  JUICEMICROSCOPE and  BEPI COLOMBO. This kind of combinations warrants a large background in Space sciences and skills required in Industry.

Examples of METEOR choices.

List of METEOR @ Nice :

  • Planetology

gap_full_stared_leg   Planetary migration pdf

juice   THE JUICE – JUpiter ICy moons Explorer – MISSION pdf, documents

smallbodies   Physics of the minor bodies of our solar system & link with meteorites pdf

compo2   Distribution of composition of asteroids in the Solar System pdf, Documents

Capture d’écran 2016-06-13 à 21.55.11Observing the planet-forming region in protoplanetary disks pdf

  • Stellar and galactic physics

L2pupAstrophysics of Gaseous and Dusty Nebulae pdf

PortadaTesis   Stellar Clusters: Rosetta stone of stellar and galactic evolution pdf

Capture d’écran 2016-06-13 à 22.06.56   Formation and Interpretation of Stellar Spectra (FISS) pdf

PAIX_Webcam01  Stellar Pulsation and Evolution – Polar and Space Missions pdf

red-dwarf-planet-670x440-150106  Planetary Dynamics and Stellar Evolution (PlaDySe) pdf

  Stellar ages to understand Milky Way formation pdf

   The galactic center pdf

  • Extragalactics, cosmology and relativity

simuOliver   Simulations of Cosmic Structure Formation pdf

bpc_microscope_p41481_vignette   MICROSCOPE – Metrology and Dynamics in Earth’s environment to test gravitation pdf

a4201   Galaxy clusters : from laboratories for astrophysics to cosmology pdf

HUDF_2014   Galaxy formation, evolution and detection pdf, documents

figure3GW   Relativistic gravitation and astrophysics pdf

Gaia_Poster_625   Galactic archeology pdf

ska2   Square Kilometer Array : science and data processing pdf

BepiColombo_illustration_275   The BEPI COLOMBO mission pdf

  • Signal-Image processing & Numerical simulations

fig-oeil   Data mining pdf

bigdatacomputers   Advanced data mining pdf

figure_1   Convex optimization applied to statistical signal processing pdf

Capture d’écran 2016-06-14 à 08.35.00   Bayesian analysis. Application to image reconstruction pdf

Capture d’écran 2016-06-13 à 22.47.01   Exoplanet detection pdf, Documents

Re400_turb16_front   High Performance Computing for Fluids and Plasmas pdf

  • Astronomical optics and instrumentation

Capture d’écran 2016-06-13 à 22.54.46   Astronomical Adaptive Optics pdf

   Co-phasing Segmented Optics (CSO) pdf

Capture d’écran 2016-06-25 à 14.08.57   Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detector pdf

capture-decran-2017-01-04-a-14-40-54   METEOR OASIS pdf, documents


  • Space – Industry

PLANCK   Science Mission & Spacecraft conceptual design @ Thales Alenia Space pdf

  Holistic approach of (Rock Fragmentation) Digital simulation @ TBTech pdf

   Build a Nanosatellite ! pdf

   Characterization of nonlinear crystals @ FastLite  pdf

   Characterization of chirped mirrors @ FastLite  pdf



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