My  research topics lie at the frontiers between multiple fields and techniques of astronomy: nearby and distant galaxies, low mass and massive galaxies, observations and numerical simulations.

My main current efforts are to promote galaxy archeology, i.e. the reconstruction of the past mass assembly of nearby galaxies, with extremely deep images. I am a member of the Euclid consortium, co-chairing a working group on galaxy morphology.  Since my PhD, focussed on the genesis of tidal dwarf galaxies, I have been involved in multiple projects related to galaxy collisions. 

I regularly give public lectures on galaxy evolution.


Between 1999 and 2016, I have worked at CEA-Saclay. Since 2017, I serve as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg.

Observatoire

astronomique

de Strasbourg

et

AIM, CEA Saclay

 France

Tel: +33 3 68 85 24 45

pierre-alain.duc  @  astro.unistra.fr


Projects


  MATLAS



Atlas3D



  NGVS

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Euclid - morphology



Research


Tidal Dwarf Galaxies



Interacting galaxies



Communication

  1.   CV

  2.   Publications

  3.   Press releases

  4.   Public talks

  5.   Blog photo