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
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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):

  • Su, Y., Combes, F. Olivares, V. et al., 2023, The composition and thermal properties of a cool core lacking a brightest cluster galaxy, MNRAS 526, 6052
  • Poitevineau, R., Castignani, G., Combes, F.: 2023, Black hole and galaxy co-evolution in radio-loud active galactic nuclei at z ∼ 0.3-4, A and A 672, A164
  • Dessauges-Zavadsky, M., Richard, J.,; Combes, F. et al. : 2023, Molecular gas cloud properties at z ≃ 1 revealed by the superb angular resolution achieved with ALMA and gravitational lensing, MNRAS 519, 6222
  • Combes, F., Gupta, N., Muller, S. et al.: 2023, PKS 1413+135: OH and H I at z = 0.247 with MeerKAT, A and A 671, A43
  • Rose, T., McNamara, B. R., Combes, F. et al. : 2023, Does absorption against AGN reveal supermassive black hole accretion? MNRAS 518, 878
  • Castignani, G., Meyer, E., Chiaberge, M., Combes, F., et al.: 2022, NOEMA observations support a recoiling black hole in 3C186, Astron. Astrophys. 661, L2
  • Castignani, G., Combes, F., Jablonka, P., et al.: 2022, Processing of gas in cosmological filaments around Virgo cluster, Astron. Astrophys. 657, A9
  • Sperone-Longin, D., Jablonka, P., Combes, F., et al.: 2021, SEEDisCS II. Molecular gas in galaxy clusters and their large scale structure: the case of CL1301.7-1139, A and A 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
  • 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., et al.: 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., et al.: 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., et al.: 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