Contact: coude (at) astro.umontreal.ca
I am a PhD candidate in Astrophysics under the supervision of Pierre Bastien at the Université de Montréal in Québec, Canada. I am also a student member of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ).
My specialty is the study of the cold interstellar medium and the role it plays in the formation of stellar systems in our galaxy. More specifically, I am interested in better understanding the interplay between magnetism and turbulence, and how it influences the fragmentation of dense filaments, from an observational perspective.
During my thesis, I had the opportunity to work with SCUBA-2 continuum, HARP spectroscopic and POL-2 polarimetric observations taken at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). I was directly involved in the commissioning process for the SCUBA-2 polarimeter, POL-2, and thus have significant experience reducing and analysing combined SCUBA-2 / POL-2 data sets.
As a professional astronomer, I have on-site experience observing at optical, infrared and submillimetre wavelengths using ground-based telescopes, specifically the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) in Québec and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii. I am also familiar with the data acquisition and analysis tools, as well as the proposals procedures, of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).