My talks

On this page you will find the slides of some of the talks I did in various conferences. Some of them are in English, some other in French.


Numerical Simulation of the VLT/MUSE instrument

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVII - London - 23-26 September 2007

The MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument is a second-generation integral-field spectrograph in development for the VLT, operating in the visible and near IR wavelength range (465–930 nm). It is combining a large 1’×1’ field of view with a spectral resolution of 3000 and a spatial resolution tion of 0.2”×0.2” coupled to a sophisticated ground-layer Adaptive Optics (AO) system. Given the complexity of the MUSE instrument we are developing a numerical model of the instrument based on Fourier optics formalism, taking into account both optical aberrations and diffraction effects. It will serve as a basis for early performance verification purposes, provide inputs and support for the testing phases, as well as for the development of the instrument calibration and data reduction procedures. In this paper we present the end-to-end simulator software that has been written to accurately model this complex instrument in all its modes and up to the detector readouts.


L'électronique grand public au service de l'instrumentation scientifique

Rencontre des électroniciens de la recherche Rhône-Auvergne - Lyon - 14 décembre 2006


The Debian project

Observatoire de Lyon - 03 avril 2006


The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port

FOSDEM - Brussels - February 26th, 2006

This talk provides an overview of the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port: a quick comparison between the FreeBSD kernel and the Linux kernel, the status of the port and how to try it out. It also includes some best portability practices (for both Debian packaging and upstream code).


La création d'un paquet Debian

Journées du Logiciel Libre - Lyon - Octobre 15th, 2005

This talk quickly presents the structure and the differents parts of a Debian package, and then using the debianization of the Galette software as an example, describes the differents tools and ways to create such a package.