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 "
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., 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
  • Salomé, Q., Salomé, P.,, Miville-Deschenes, M.-A., Combes, F., Hamer, S: 2017, Inefficient jet-induced star formation in Centaurus A: High resolution ALMA observations of the northern filaments, Astron. Astrophys., 608, A98
  • Melchior, A-L., Combes, F.,: 2017, Exhaustion of the gas next to M31's supermassive black hole, Astron. Astrophys. 607, L7
  • Oosterloo, T., Oonk, J.B.R., Morganti, R., Combes, F., et al., C., 2017, Properties of the molecular gas in the fast outflow in the Seyfert galaxy IC 5063, Astron. Astrophys. 608, A38
  • Garcia-Burillo, S., Viti, S., Combes, F., et al. 2017, ALMA imaging of C2H emission in the disk of NGC1068, Astron. and Astrophys., 608, A56
  • Jachym, P., Sun, M., Kenney, J.D.P., Cortese, L., Combes, F., et al..: 2017, Molecular Gas Dominated 50 kpc Ram Pressure Stripped Tail of the Coma Galaxy D100, ApJ, 839, 114
  • 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