Jean-Baptiste Fouvry

CNRS researcher, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris


I am a chargé de recherche in CNRS, working at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.


My research interests focus on the secular evolution of self-gravitating systems over cosmic age.


I have quantified exactly how the efficiency of orbital diffusion is boosted by the square of the potential fluctuations (self-induced or external) and the square of the system's gravitational susceptibility. This has far reaching implications in various contexts, ranging from stellar discs to galactic centers.