Yannick Mellier
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Observatoire de Paris/LERMA

Staff astronomer at IAP in Paris, employed by Observatoire de Paris,

98 bis, Boulevard Arago 75014 Paris, France

+33 (0)1 44 32 81 40
+33 (0)1 44 32 80 01
mellier @ iap.fr

PhD in astrophysics from Toulouse, France (1987). Moved to IAP in Jan. 1996.

- Responsible of the gravitational lensing team at IAP
- PI of the TERAPIX data center
- PI of the Descart project

- Network coordinator of the LENSNET RTN (FP4) European network
- Node coordinator of the AstroWise RDT (FP5) European network
- Node coordinator of the AVO RDT (FP5) European network

- Co-Coordinator of the CFHT-LS Wide survey

Research Interests

- Cosmology and Large-scale structure of the Universe.
- Strong and Weak gravitational lensing. Cosmic shear.
- Dark matter and Dark Energy in the Universe: content, clustering properties, evolution with redshift
- Dark matter and galaxy light: biasing properties as function of local density, redshift, galaxy morphology
- Dark matter and physics of clusters of galaxies

- Involved in the Descart project, the VIRMOS survey, the CFHT-Legacy Survey, the XMM-LSS survey

Selected Publications

All Publications

Useful pages

- European Southern Observatory: ESO
- Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope: CFHT
- Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics: CITA
- Gravitational lensing at Bonn: IAEF-Lensing
- Max Planck fuer Astrophysik, Garching: : MPA-Garching

In the news

CNRS/Megacam/Terapix Press Release
CFHT/Megacam Press Release
AVO Press Release II
AVO Press Release I
CFHT press release
ESO press release
Distorted Galaxies Point to Dark Matter, Science 2000 287: 1899-1901
BBC news
astro picture of the day