Françoise COMBES
Professor at Collège de France
Astronomer at Paris Observatory
61 Av. de l'Observatoire                  Une version en français
F-75 014 Paris, FRANCE
Tel.: 33 (1) 40 51 20 77
Fax: 33 (1) 40 51 20 02


1980 PhD Thesis, Paris VII: " Dynamics and structure of galaxies "; Jury: J.C. Lehmann, A. Omont, P. Léna, A. Brahic, P.J. Encrenaz, L. Weliachew, J. Lequeux
1975 Agregation of Physics
1974-75 Thesis of 3rd cycle, (Paris VII): " Conditions of nucleosynthesis in a symmetric universe of matter-antimatter "; Jury: E. Schatzman, R. Omnes, J.L. Puget
1971-75 Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), PARIS





Some recent reviews

Collective Works:

20 representative publications (5 last years):

  • Castignani, G., Meyer, E., Chiaberge, M., Combes, F., Morishita, T., Decarli, R., Capetti, A., Dotti, M., Tremblay, G., Norman, C.A.: 2022, NOEMA observations support a recoiling black hole in 3C186, Astron. Astrophys. 661, L2
  • Castignani, G., Combes, F., Jablonka, P., Finn, R.A., Rudnick, G., Vulcani, B., Desai, V., Zaritsky, D., Salome, P.: 2022, Processing of gas in cosmological filaments around Virgo cluster, Astron. Astrophys. 657, A9
  • Sperone-Longin, D., Jablonka, P., Combes, F., Castignani, G., Krips, M., Rudnick, G., Desjardins, T., Zaritsky, D., Finn, R. A., De Lucia, G., Desai, V.: 2021, SEEDisCS II. Molecular gas in galaxy clusters and their large scale structure: the case of CL1301.7-1139, Astron. Astrophys. 654, A69
  • Garcia-Burillo, S., Alonso-Herrero, A., Ramos Almeida, C., Gonzalez-Martin, O., Combes, F., et al., 2021, The Galaxy Activity, Torus and Outflows Survey (GATOS) I. ALMA images of dusty molecular tori in Seyfert galaxies, Astron. Astrophys. 652, A98
  • Ghosh, S., Saha, K., Jog, C.J., Combes, F., Di Matteo, P.: 2021, Genesis of morpho-kinematic lopsidedness in minor merger of galaxies, MNRAS, 511, 5878
  • Combes, F., Gupta, N., Muller, S., et al.: 2021, PKS1830-211: OH and HI at z=0.89 and the first MeerKAT UHF spectrum, Astron. Astrophys. 648, A116
  • Audibert, A., Combes, F., Garcia-Burillo, S., Hunt, L., Eckart, A., Aalto, S., Casasola, V., Boone, F., Krips, M., Viti, S., Muller, S., Dasyra, K., van der Werf, P., Martin, S.: 2021, Smoking-gun evidence of black hole feeding in NGC1808, Astron. Astrophys. 656, A60
  • Castignani, G., Combes, F., Salomé, P.: 2020, Environmental processing in cluster core galaxies at z=1.7, Astron. Astrophys. 635, L10
  • Rose, T., Edge, A.C., Combes, F., Hamer, S., McNamara, B.R., Russell, H., Gaspari, M., Salome, P., Sarazin, C., Tremblay, G.R., Baum, S.A., Bremer, M.N., Donahue, M., Fabian, A.C., Ferland, G., Nesvadba, N., O'Dea, C., Oonk, J.B.R., Peck, A.B.: 2020, A molecular absorption line survey toward the AGN of Hydra-A, MNRAS 496, 364
  • El-Zant, A., Freundlich, J., Combes, F., Halle, A.: 2020, The effect of fluctuating fuzzy axion haloes on stellar dynamics: a stochastic model, MNRAS, 492, 877
  • Audibert, A., Combes, F., Garcia-Burillo, S., Hunt, L., Eckart, A. et al.: 2019, ALMA captures feeding and feedback from the active galactic nucleus in NGC613, Astron. Astrophys. 632, A33
  • Olivares, V., Salome, P., Combes, F., Hamer, S., Guillard, P. et al.: 2019, Ubiquitous cold and massive filaments in cool core clusters, Astron. Astrophys. 631, A22
  • Combes, F., Gupta, N., Jozsa, G.I.G., Momjian, E.: 2019, Discovery of CO absorption at z=0.05 in G0248+430, Astron. Astrophys. 623, A133
  • Combes, F., Garcia-Burillo, S., Audibert, A., Hunt, L., Eckart, A., Aalto, S., Casasola, V., Boone, F., Krips, M., Viti, S., Sakamoto, K., Muller, S., Dasyra, K., van der Werf, P., Martin, S.: 2019, ALMA observations of molecular tori around massive black holes, Astron. Astrophys., 623, A79
  • Bicalho, I. C., Combes, F., Rubio, M., Verdugo, C., Salome, P., 2019, ALMA CO(2-1) observations in the XUV disk of M83, Astron. and Astrophys., 623, A66
  • Freundlich, J., Combes, F., Tacconi, L. J., Genzel, R., Garcia-Burillo et al.: 2019, PHIBSS2: survey design and z=0.5-0.8 results. Molecular gas reservoirs during the winding-down of star formation, Astron. Astrophys. 622, A105
  • Tremblay, G. R., Combes, F., Oonk, J. B. R., Russell, H. R., et al.: 2018, A Galaxy-Scale Fountain of Cold Molecular Gas Pumped by a Black Hole, Astrophys. J., 865, 13
  • Combes, F., 2018, Molecular gas in distant galaxies from ALMA studies, Astron. and Astrophys. Rev., 26, 5
  • Wiklind, T., Combes, F., Kanekar, N.: 2018, ALMA Observations of Molecular Absorption in the Gravitational Lens PMN 0134-0931, ApJ, 864, 73
  • Tacconi, L. J., Genzel, R., Saintonge, A., Combes, F., et al.: 2018, PHIBSS: Unified Scaling Relations of Gas Depletion Time and Molecular Gas Fractions, ApJ 853, 179