Passionate about astronomy since childhood, Fabrice Mottez is a researcher at the CNRS and works at the Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH) of the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon. He studies the effects of the magnetic fields of stars and planets on their environment. His work focuses on the acceleration processes of matter in the northern lights of the Earth and Jupiter. Its approach is based on numerical simulation, analytical calculations, all conducted in interaction with observers. Since 2006, he has also been working on the environments of neutron stars, pulsars. Neutron stars are small, extremely dense and magnetized stars. A fan of popular science, he wrote as the rumour of the Mayan apocalypse spread, with the journalist Dider Jamet, a book entitled "2012 Scénarios pour une fin du monde", published by Belin. A book on the polar aurora is being prepared (Belin Publishing). He is also co-author of an academic book, "Collisionless Plasmas in Astrophysics" published by Wiley.
Articles published on this website:
- The magnetosphere: under the influence of the Earth and the Sun, published in Air, Space Environment - The Monday 06 June 2016