Curriculum Vitæ

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Research interests

  • Galaxy formation
  • Reionisation
  • Physical modelling of star formation and feedback
  • Circum-galactic medium
  • Numerical simulations

Current position

2016 – 2019
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, working in the BLACK ERC project led by Marta Volonteri.


2012 – 2016
Ph. D. student at the Observatoire de Lyon, with Jérémy Blaizot. Download my thesis here.
2010 – 2012
Master’s Degree in Physics at the ENS Lyon, with honours
2009 – 2010
Licence (BSc.) in Physics at the ENS Lyon, with honours



  • Practical classes for the Agrégation de Physique at the ENS Lyon (general physics labs)
  • Physical optics for second-year university students, labs and problem classes, at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Undergrad research

April – July 2012
Internship at the Observatoire de Lyon, focused on polarized radiative transfer of Lyman-alpha line in Lyman-alpha “blobs”, under the supervision of Jérémy Blaizot and Anne Verhamme;
May – July 2011
Internship at Oxford University, I worked under the supervision of Pedro Ferreira on forecasting cosmological parameters from weak lensing;
June – July 2010
Internship at the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Université Paris Nord (Paris XIII), first actual “lab” experience, I worked with Laurent Vernac and Étienne Maréchal on frequency locking of a laser for cold atoms physics.


I have been involved in various outreach events, organised either by the Observatoire de Lyon or by the IAP.

  • Fête de la Science” (national science festival)
  • European Heritage Days at the Observatoire de Lyon
  • Oufs d’astro” (astronomy festival hosted by the Vaulx-en-Velin planetarium)



Escape of ionizing radiation from high-redshift dwarf galaxies: role of AGN feedback
Maxime Trebitsch, Marta Volonteri, Yohan Dubois, Piero Madau
High-redshift Galaxies and Black Holes Detectable with the JWST: A Population Synthesis Model from Infrared to X-Rays
Marta Volonteri, Amy Reines, Hakim Atek, Daniel P. Stark and Maxime Trebitsch
Fluctuating feedback-regulated escape fraction of ionizing radiation in low-mass, high-redshift galaxies
Maxime Trebitsch, Jérémy Blaizot, Joakim Rosdahl, Julien Devriendt and Adrianne Slyz
Lyman-α blobs: polarization arising from cold accretion
Maxime Trebitsch, Anne Verhamme, Jérémy Blaizot and Joakim Rosdahl
Ultralight axions: Degeneracies with massive neutrinos and forecasts for future cosmological observations
David J. E. Marsh, Edward Macaulay, Maxime Trebitsch and Pedro G. Ferreira

Conference proceedings

Effect Of Feedback On The Escape Of Ionizing Radiation From High-Z Galaxies
Maxime Trebitsch, Jérémy Blaizot, Joakim Rosdahl, Julien Devriendt and Adrianne Slyz
Feedback regulated escape of ionising radiation from high redshift galaxies
Modeling small galaxies during the Epoch of Reionisation
Lyman-α blobs: polarization arising from cold accretion



  • RAMSES User Meeting, 2018, Lyon
  • Escape of Lyman radiation from galactic labyrinths, 2018, Crete
  • Massive black holes in evolving galaxies: from quasars to quiescence, 34th IAP Conference, 2018, Paris
  • Rise & Shine: galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization, 2018, Strasbourg
  • Symposium S3, European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, 2018, Liverpool
  • YAGN Meeting, 2017, Teruel
  • RAMSES User Meeting, 2017, Nice
  • RAMSES User Meeting, 2016, Paris
  • Journées SF2A (French Astronomy Meeting), 2016, Lyon.
  • RAMSES User Meeting, 2015, Oxford.
  • Journées SF2A (French Astronomy Meeting), 2015, Toulouse.


  • ICAP Seminar, 2016, Paris
  • Galaxy Evolution Seminar, 2016, Oxford.