Dr. Vincent Génot

A walk with a friend

Centre d'Étude Spatiale des Rayonnements

  9 Av. Colonel Roche
  BP 44346

  31028 Toulouse Cedex 4

  vincent.genot <a> cesr.fr

  tel: + 33 561 558 554
  fax:+ 33 561 556 701

The Astronomer recipe

"1/3 research + 1/3 teaching + 1/3 engeneering"

As a "magnetospherician" my research involves analyzing satellite data and performing computer simulations of space plasmas processes at work in the magnetosphere. See the list of publications below for more details.

Read also my PhD thesis : "Étude des phénomènes d'accélération de particules dans les régions aurorales des magnétosphères" [tel-00010474]

I'm teaching in the Master Recherche "Astrophysique, Sicences de l'Espace, Planétologhie". See the related page (in French).

I work for the CDPP, the French Plasma Physics database which archives data from satellite/ground missions. In this context I'm the Project Scientist of AMDA an on-line analysis tool for space physics data (read the related article). Ask for a login or use the 'guest login' procedure.

Here's a short CV (in French).
Have a look to this nice cartoon introduction to space physics ! (in French)

The aurora borealis in the background was shot in 1998 in Abisko, North Sweden. You can see more of them in high definition at the Photothèque CNRS.

List of publications


Magnetosheath/solar wind turbulence
CDPP/AMDA and Virtual Observatories
Particle acceleration/wave dissipation in magnetospheres
Kinetic studies related to the magnetotail
Spacecraft potential and sheath effects

Magnetosheath/solar wind turbulence

- Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO observations, B. Lavraud, A. Opitz, J. T. Gosling, A. P. Rouillard, K. Meziane, J.-A. Sauvaud, A. Fedorov, I. Dandouras, V. Génot, C. Jacquey, P. Louarn, C. Mazelle, E. Penou, D. E. Larson, J. G. Luhmann, P. Schroeder, L. Jian, C. T. Russell, C. Foullon, R. M. Skoug, J. T. Steinberg, K. D. Simunac, and A. B. Galvin, in press, Ann. Geophysicae, 2010. PDF

- Tracing solar wind plasma entry into the magnetosphere using ion-to-electron temperature ratio, B. Lavraud, J. E. Borovsky, V. Génot, S. J. Schwartz, J. Birn, A. N. Fazakerley, M. W. Dunlop, M.G.G.T. Taylor et al., GRL,
Volume 36, Issue 18, CiteID L18109
, 2009. [hal-00422150]

On the temporal variability of the ``Strahl'' and its relationship with solar wind characteristics: STEREO SWEA observations, P. Louarn, C. Diéval, V. Génot, B. Lavraud, A. Opitz, A. Fedorov, J.-A. Sauvaud, D. Larson, A. Galvin, M. Acuna et al., Solar Physics, Volume 259, Issue 1-2, pp. 311-321, 2009. [hal-00410840]

- Observation of a complex solar wind reconnection exhaust from spacecraft separated by over 1800 R_E, B. Lavraud, J.T. Gosling, A.P. Rouillard, A. Fedorov, A. Opitz, J.-A. Sauvaud, C. Foullon, I. Dandouras, V. Génot, C. Jacquey et al. Solar Physics, Volume 256, Issue 1-2, pp. 379-392, 2009. [hal-00377237]

- Analytical solutions for anisotropic MHD shocks, V. Génot, Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2009, pp.31-34. [hal-00410831]

- Mirror and firehose instabilities in the heliosheath, V. Génot, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 687, Issue 2, pp. L119-L122, 2008. [hal-00338788]

- Mirror structures above and below the linear instability threshold : Cluster observations, fluid model and hybrid simulations, V. Génot, E. Budnik, P. Hellinger, T. Passot, G. Belmont, P. Travnicek, P.-L. Sulem, E. Lucek, and I. Dandouras, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 601-615, 2009. [hal-00362805]

- Mirror mode events observed with Cluster in the Earth magnetosheath : statistical study and IMF/solar wind dependence, V. Génot, E. Budnik, C. Jacquey, I. Dandouras, E. Lucek,  Advances in Geosciences, Volume 14 : Solar Terrestrial (2007), pp.263-283, 2009. [hal-00378804], final PDF

- Solitary waves observed by Cluster in the solar wind, M. Fränz, T. S. Horbury, V. Génot, O. Moullard, H. Rème, I. Dandouras, A. N. Fazakerley, A. Korth, and F. Frutos-Alfaro, AIP Conference Proceedings, September 2003, Volume 679, Issue 1, pp. 562-565. [hal-00290083]

- Kinetic study of the mirror mode, V. Génot, S. J. Schwartz, C. Mazelle, M. Balikhin, M. Dunlop and T.  M. Bauer, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 21611, 2001.  [hal-00306237]

CDPP/AMDA and Virtual Observatories

- AMDA, Automated Multi-Dataset Analysis: A web-based service provided by the CDPP, C. Jacquey, V. Génot, E. Budnik, R. Hitier, M. Bouchemit, M. Gangloff, A. Fedorov, B. Cecconi, N. André, B. Lavraud, C. Harvey, F. Dériot, D. Heulet, E. Pallier, E. Penou and J.L. Pinçon, in press, proceedings of the 15th Cluster Workshop, 2008. PDF

- Space weather applications with CDPP/AMDA, V. Génot, C. Jacquey, E. Budnik, R. Hitier, M. Bouchemit, M. Gangloff, A. Fedorov, B. Cecconi, N. André, B. Lavraud, C. Harvey, F. Dériot, D. Heulet, E. Pallier, E. Penou and J.L. Pinçon, in press, Adv. Space Res. PDF

- An interoperable web-based service offered through the EuroPlaNet/IDIS Plasma Node usable for planetary plasma data exploitation and comparative studies: Application to the Martian, Terrestrial and Venusian environments, N. André , E. Budnik, F. Topf, V. Génot , C. Jacquey , A. Fedorov , B. Cecconi, M. Gangloff, R. Hitier , E. Pallier , W. Baumjohann , H. Rucker , M. Khodachenko , E. Penou, J.-A. Sauvaud, T. L. Zhan , S. Barabash , R. Lundin, submitted to Planetary and Space Sciences, 2009.

- Connecting the CDPP/AMDA service to planetary plasma data: Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn (Jupiter and comets), N. André, B. Cecconi, E. Budnik, C. Jacquey, V. Génot, A. Fedorov, M. Gangloff, E. Pallier, M. Bouchemit, R. Hitier, F. Dériot, D. Heulet, F. Topf, Proceegings of SF2A 2009, Besançon, France, 2009. [hal-00442838]

Particle acceleration/wave dissipation in magnetospheres

- Ionospheric erosion by Alfvén waves,  C. C. Chaston, V. Génot, J. W. Bonnell, C. W. Carlson, J. P. McFadden, R. E. Ergun, R. J. Strangeway, E. J. Lund, and K. J. Hwang, J. Geophys. Res. 111, 2006. [hal-00289954]

- Alfvén wave interaction with inhomogeneous plasmas: acceleration and energy cascade towards small scalesV. Génot, P. Louarn, and F. Mottez, Ann. Geophysicae 22(6), 2081, 2004. [hal-00290079]

- Fast evolving spatial structure of auroral parallel electric fields, V. Génot, P. Louarn and F. Mottez, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 29633, 2001. [hal-00290080]

- Particle acceleration linked to Alfvén wave propagation on small scale density gradients, V. Génot, F. Mottez, and P. Louarn, Phys. Chem. Earth, Part C, 26, 219, 2001. [hal-00306247]

- Electron acceleration by Alfvén waves in density cavities, V. Génot, F. Mottez, and P. Louarn, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 27611, 2000.  [hal-00290084]

- A study of the propagation of Alfvén waves in the auroral density cavities, V. Génot, P. Louarn, and D. Le Quéau, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 22649, 1999. [hal-00290085]

Kinetic studies related to the magnetotail

- The active plasma sheet: definition of 'events' and statistical analysis, P. Louarn, C. Jacquey, E. Budnik, V. Génot, and the CDPP Team, in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Substorms (ICS-8), Banff, Canada, 2006. [hal-00327111]
- Comment on "A class of exact two-dimensional kinetic current sheet equilibria" by P. H. Yoon and A. T. Y. Lui,
published in J. Geophys. Res., 110, A01202, 2005. [hal-00013107]

- Bifurcated current sheet : model and Cluster observations, V. Génot, F. Mottez, G. Fruit, P. Louarn, J. A. Sauvaud, and A. Balogh, Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 53, Issue 1-3, 229, 2005.  [hal-00269295]

- Erratum: "Exact nonlinear analytic Vlasov-Maxwell equilibria for collisionless plasma density structures" [Phys. Plasmas 10, 2051 (2003)], V. Génot and F. Mottez, Phys. Plasmas 11, 336, 2004. [hal-00414105] and [hal-00001083] for the original paper.

- On the asymptotic theory of localized structures in thin 2-D Harris current sheet: plasmoids, multi-plasmoids and X-points, A. Tur, P. Louarn, V. Yanovsky, D. Le Quéau, and V. Génot, J. Plasma Phys., 66, 97, 2001. [hal-00306244]

Spacecraft potential and sheath effects

- A corrector for spacecraft calculated electron moments, J. Geach, S.J. Schwartz, V. Génot, O. Moullard, A. Lahiff, and A. N. Fazakerley, Ann. Geophysicae, 23, 931, 2005. [hal-00013104]

- Potential barrier in the electrostatic sheath around a magnetospheric spacecraft, B. Thiébault, A. Hilgers, E. Sasot, H. Laakso, P. Escoubet, V. Génot, and J. Forest, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A12207, 2004.  [hal-00290018]

- Spacecraft potential effects on moments derived from a perfect plasma detector, V. Génot and S. J. Schwartz, Ann. Geophysicae, 22(6), 2073, 2004. [hal-00317433]

- Secondary electron emission causing potential barriers around negatively charged spacecraft, E. Sasot Samplón, A. Hilgers, B. Thiébault, V. Génot, and A. I. Eriksson, Proceedings of the 8th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, Oct. 2003, Huntsville, USA. [hal-00306273]

- Investigation of electrostatic potential barrier near an electron-emitting body, B. Thiébault, A. Hilgers, E. Sasot Samplón, J. Forest, V. Génot, and P. Escoubet, Proceedings of the 8th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, Oct. 2003, Huntsville, USA. [hal-00306279]

Last modification: 18/01/2010
Mongolia 2002