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  2019 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


Rosetta and ExoMars pdf



Impact Physics and Space Applications pdf




Planetary migration pdf, documents




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




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


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Observing the planet-forming region in protoplanetary disks pdf



  • Stellar and galactic physics


AGB Stars observed with VLTI-MATISSE pdf




Astrophysics of Gaseous and Dusty Nebulae pdf





Stellar Clusters: Rosetta stone of stellar and galactic evolution pdf


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Formation and Interpretation of Stellar Spectra (FISS) pdf, Documents




Stellar Pulsation and Evolution – Polar and Space Missions pdf



Planetary Dynamics and Stellar Evolution (PlaDySe) pdf


Stellar ages to understand Milky Way formation pdf



The galactic center pdf


  • Extragalactics, cosmology and relativity



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



Galaxy clusters : from laboratories for astrophysics to cosmology pdf




Galaxy formation, evolution and detection pdf, documents



Relativistic gravitation and astrophysics pdf



Galactic archeology pdf



Square Kilometer Array : science and data processing pdf



The BEPI COLOMBO mission pdf


  • Signal-Image processing & Numerical simulations



Data mining pdf



Advanced data mining pdf



Convex optimization applied to statistical signal processing pdf


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Bayesian analysis. Application to image reconstruction pdf


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Exoplanet detection pdf, Documents



High Performance Computing for Fluids and Plasmas pdf

  • Astronomical optics and instrumentation


METEOR eXtreme Angular Resolution Astronomy pdf


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Astronomical Adaptive Optics pdf



Co-phasing Segmented Optics (CSO) pdf, Syllabus


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Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detector pdf




METEOR OASIS pdf, documents


  • Space – Industry



Science Mission & Spacecraft conceptual design @ Thales Alenia Space pdf




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



Build a Nanosatellite ! pdf




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