About Me

About me

I am a Chargé de Recherches (CNRS researcher) at the University of Montpellier. I'm mostly interested in Operads, graph complexes, homological algebra and the way they interact with Physics and Algebraic topology.

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Thomas Willwacher and was an SNF Postdoc at the University Paris 13 hosted by Bruno Vallette.

I am an editor of Emergent Scientist , a journal that provides students with a chance to discover peer-review publishing.

Where can you find me?

If you're in Montpellier you can usually find me in my office at the Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck (219, Batiment 9), but feel free to write me an e-mail.

Future travels

January - CIRM, Luminy Higher Structures


I'm generally interested in algebraic approaches to Geometrical and Algebraic Topology problems, particularly in Homotopy theory using tools such as operads and graph complexes.
Other important keywords related to my research are Mathematical Physics, Moduli Spaces, Deformation theory, Koszul duality, Quantization and Poisson Geometry.

Check my papers on the publications tab! Here are the slides of my PhD Defense.

An action of the framed little discs operad


  1. A model for framed configuration spaces of points with Julien Ducoulombier, Najib Idrissi and Thomas Willwacher (2018)
    arXiv:1807.08319 [27 pages] ArXiv link.
  2. Homotopy equivalence of shifted cotangent bundles (2018)
    arXiv:1803.07383 (submitted) [15 pages] ArXiv link.
  3. Configuration Spaces of Manifolds with Boundary with Najib Idrissi, Pascal Lambrechts and Thomas Willwacher (2018)
    arXiv:1802.00716v1 [107 pages] ArXiv link.
  4. A model for configuration spaces of points with Thomas Willwacher (2017)
    arXiv:1604.02043 (submitted) [42 pages]. ArXiv link

  5. Gravity Formality with Benjamin C. Ward (2017)
    arXiv:1707.00638 Accepted in Advances in Mathematics [33 pages]. ArXiv link

  6. BV Formality (2015)
    Advances in Mathematics 306 (2017), 807–851. [45 pages]. ArXiv link Published version

  7. Operadic Torsors with Thomas Willwacher (2014)
    Journal of Algebra 458 (2016), 71-86 [16 pages]. ArXiv link Published version

  8. The Frobenius properad is Koszul with Sergei Merkulov and Thomas Willwacher (2014)
    Duke Math. J. 165, (2016) no. 15, 2921–2989. [69 pages].ArXiv link Published version

My papers can be found on the arXiv, even though the published versions might be a bit improved.

Feedback is always extremely welcome!


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