Welcome to Alexandre Marcowith's website

__My scientific interests: __My research activity covers different fields of astrophysical research: high-energy (X- and gamma-ray) astrophysics, radiative transfer and particle acceleration in compact objects (jets and accretion disc coronae), radiative transfer in special and general relativity, cosmic-ray research: the sources of cosmic rays, the propagation of cosmic rays in the interstellar medium, magneto-hydrodynamic turbulence in the interestellar medium. I am using analytical (kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamic), numerical (magnetohydrodynamic, particle-in-cell, Monte-Carlo) methods as well as some modelling (one zone model of high energy sources).

__A short curriculum vitae__: I started my research career in the domain of high-energy astrophysics. I developped during my PhD (defended in 1996) a model of radiative transfer and particle acceleration in relativistic extragalactic jets in quasars. As a postdoctoral fellow (1997-1999) I moved to the field of shock acceleration in non-relativistic flows and investigated particle acceleration using a Monte-Carlo type method based on stochastic differential equations. I applied this technique later on in the context of radio galaxy jets and supernova remnants. In (october) 1999 I was graded as staff research at the CNRS. I progressively moved to the field of cosmic ray physics. From 2004, I was involved in the superbubble model as sources of galactic cosmic rays. During the period 2006-2010, I developped different analytical and numerical models of particle acceleration in supernova remnant shocks. I defended my habilitation thesis in (july) 2009. From 2011, I progressively included the investigation of cosmic ray propagation in the interstellar medium in my research using numerical simulations coupling kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic calculations.

Contacts

__Regular mail__: LUPM, Université Montpellier II,

place E.Bataillon, cc072,

34095 Montpellier, cedex 05, France

__Mail: __Alexandre[dot]Marcowith[at]univ-montp2[dot]fr

__Phone:__ +33 467 14 42 57