Françoise COMBES
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 "
1975 Agregation of Physics
1974-75 Thesis of 3rd cycle, (Paris VII): " Conditions of nucleosynthesis in a symmetric universe of matter-antimatter "
1971-75 Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), PARIS





Some recent reviews

Collective Works:

20 representative publications (5 last years):

  • Tremblay, G.R., Oonk, J.B.R., Combes, et al.: 2016, Cold, clumpy accretion onto an active supermassive black hole, Nature 534, 218,
  • Garcia-Burillo, S., Combes, F., Ramos Almeida, C. et al.:2016, ALMA resolves the torus of NGC 1068: continuum and molecular line emission, ApJL 823, L12
  • El-Zant, A., Freundlich, J., Combes, F.: 2016, From cusps to cores: a stochastic model, MNRAS 461, 1745
  • Salome, Q., Salome, P., Combes, F., Hamer, S., Heywood , I.: 2016, Star formation efficiency along the radio jet in Centaurus A, A and A 586, A45
  • Scharwaechter, J., Combes, F., Salomé, P., Sun, M., Krips, M.: 2016, The over-massive black hole in NGC 1277: New constraints from molecular gas kinematics, MNRAS,457, 4252
  • Verdugo C., Combes F., Dasyra K., Salomé P., Braine J.: 2015, Ram Pressure Stripping in the Virgo Cluster, A and A, 582, A6
  • Hamer S., Salomé P., Combes F., Salomé Q.: 2015, MUSE discovers perpendicular arcs in Cen A inner filament, A and A, 575, L3
  • Combes, F.: 2014, Bulge formation in disk galaxies with MOND, A and A 571, A82
  • Dasyra, K. M., Combes, F., Novak, G. S. et al.: 2014, Heating of the molecular gas in the massive outflow of the local ultraluminous-infrared and radio-loud galaxy 4C12.50, A and A 565, A46
  • Garcia-Burillo, S., Combes, F., Usero, A. et al.: 2014, Molecular line emission in NGC 1068 imaged with ALMA. I. An AGN-driven outflow in the dense molecular gas, A and A 567, A125
  • Jachym, P., Combes, F., Cortese, L. et al.: 2014, Abundant Molecular Gas and Inefficient Star Formation in Intracluster Regions: Ram Pressure Stripped Tail of the Norma Galaxy ESO137-001, ApJ 792, 11
  • Tacconi, L.J., Neri, R., Genzel, R., Combes, F. et al.: 2013, Phibss: Molecular Gas Content and Scaling Relations in z=1-3 Massive, Main-sequence Star-forming Galaxies, ApJ 768, 74
  • Combes F., Garcia-Burillo S., Casasola V. et al: 2013, ALMA observations of feeding and feedback in nearby Seyfert galaxies: an AGN-driven outflow in NGC 1433, A and A, 558, A124
  • Jablonka P., Combes F., Rines K., Finn R., Welch T.: 2013, Cold gas in the inner regions of intermediate redshift clusters, A and A 557, A103
  • Combes F., Moiseev A., Reshetnikov V., 2013, Molecular content of polar ring galaxies, A and A 554, A11
  • Di Matteo, P., Haywood, M., Combes, F., Semelin, B., Snaith O.N., 2013, Signatures of radial migration in barred galaxies: Azimuthal variations in the metallicity distribution of old stars, A and A 553, A102
  • Freundlich, J., Combes, F., Tacconi, L.J. et al.: 2013, Towards a resolved Kennicutt-Schmidt law at high redshift, A and A 553, A130
  • Halle, A., Combes, F., : 2013, Influence of baryonic physics in galaxy simulations: the molecular component , A and A 559, A55
  • Combes F., Garcia-Burillo S., Braine J., et al.: 2013, Gas Fraction and Star Formation Efficiency at z < 1.0, A and A, 550, A41
  • Combes F., Rex M., Rawle T.D. et al.: 2012, A bright z=5.2 lensed submillimeter galaxy in the field of Abell 773: HLSJ091828.6+514223, A and A, 538, L4