Curriculum Vitae


Notice des travaux

Some recent reviews

Vulgarisation en Français

Post-Master, CNED

BOTTARO Family page

Françoise Combes
Collège de France et Observatoire de Paris

Galaxy Interactions (Click)
Page principale de l'Observatoire de Paris

61 Av. de l'Observatoire
F-75 014 Paris, FRANCE
Page principale du LERMA
E-mail : francoise.combes @
Phone : 33 (1) 40 51 20 77
FAX: 33 (1) 40 51 20 02

ERC-momentum web page


Dynamical Evolution and formation of Galaxies
N-body Simulations and Hydrodynamics
Dark Matter Dynamics
Molecular Clouds
Millimetric Radioastronomy
Thermodynamics of self-gravity

Some Press Releases

Galaxy Movies

Bar destruction and reformation
For the gif movie, click here (11 Mb)       |   Another case, in the rotating frame

Animated major merger between two spiral galaxies
For the gif movie, click here (0.5 Mb)     Gas=blue; Stars=red; Dark matter=green.

How does a galaxy become a barred spiral?
3 first epochs, click here     3 last epochs, click here     For the gif movie, click here (5 Mb)
6 steps from a movie of bar formation, simulated by N-body simulations
Time is running from left to right, by step of 200 Myrs
In each row: Top= stellar component; Bottom= gas component

Photo Corner

Lise-Meitner-17   Hermes-18   Ethiopia-19   Brazil-20   10-mar-20  
Olymp-16   350ans-Acad-16   Cosmo-Acad-16   350yrs-Obs-17   Lycee-FC-17  
Seychelles-14   College-14   EWASS-15   Hawaii-15   30-Oct-15  
Trieste-12   Tenerife-12   Hanoi-13   Sorbonne-13   Pisa-14  
Lebanon-09 12-apr-10   Ouagadougou-10   Potsdam-11   Groningen-11  
Egypt-06   09-nov-06   Ensenada-08   Crete-08   La Réunion-09
21-feb-02   Guadeloupe-02   Bangalore-03   South-Africa-04   14-jun-05  
Some meetings   A&A-editors

Last modifications on : 14-Jul-2020