astrophysicist, keen cyclist, self-assumed geek

Who am I


I'm a Marie Curie Fellow and Lecturer at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester since November 2014. Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, I have received my PhD from McGill University in 2009.


I'm also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.


Here is a link to the McGill pulsar group led by my PhD supervisor Vicky Kaspi.

I was a research fellow at the University of Toronto in Marten van Kerkwijk's group from 2008-2011.

I was a research fellow at the University of Southampton in Rob Fender's 4PISKY group from 2012-2013. I was also a lecturer there from 2013-2014.


I (try) to maintain a webpage dedicated to the double pulsar.


I fell in love with astronomy when I was a little boy and spent countless nights stargazing and dreaming about becoming a professional astronomer while I was growing up.

What do I do


I'm a multi-wavelength astronomer but I like to think of myself as an observer/applied theorist as a lot of my work sits at the frontier between observational science and theory.


My research themes revolve around neutron stars and pulsars, transients, binary systems, tests of gravity and neutron star equation of state.

What do I like to do


I enjoy practicing (and watching) sports in my spare time; it keeps my mind and body sane. I like a variety of them such as running, hiking, volleyball, ice hockey, football, but really got into road cycling during my years in Toronto around 2009.


Other than that, I love music (the listening bit, as I have no talent whatsoever to play), photography, geeking around with techno stuff, tea, coffee, wine, and many more thing...