Curriculum Vitæ

Research interests

  • Galaxy formation
  • Reionization
  • High redshift universe
  • Physical modelling of star formation and feedback
  • Circum-galactic medium
  • Numerical simulations

Research positions

2019 – 20??
STRUCTURES fellow in Heidelberg, jointly at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie and the Zentrum für Astronomie with Annalisa Pillepich, Ralf Klessen and Simon Glover.
2016 – 2019
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, working in the BLACK ERC project led by Marta Volonteri.
2012 – 2016
PhD student at the Observatoire de Lyon, with Jérémy Blaizot. Download my thesis here.

Undergrad research

April – July 2012
Master 2 thesis 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
Master 1 thesis at Oxford University, I worked under the supervision of Pedro Ferreira on forecasting cosmological parameters from weak lensing;
June – July 2010
Licence 3 thesis 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.


2012 – 2016
PhD in Physics at the Université de Lyon.
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


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)



  1. RASCAS: RAdiation SCattering in Astrophysical Simulations
    Léo Michel-Dansac, Jérémy Blaizot, Thibaut Garel, Anne Verhamme, Taysun Kimm, Maxime Trebitsch
    Accepted in Astronomy & Astrophysics
  2. Black hole obscuration and duty-cycles mediated by AGN feedback in high-redshift galaxies
  3. Super-Eddington accretion and feedback from the first massive seed black holes
    John Regan, Turlough Downes, Marta Volonteri, Ricarda Beckmann, Alessandro Lupi, Maxime Trebitsch, Yohan Dubois
  4. Escape of ionizing radiation from high-redshift dwarf galaxies: role of AGN feedback
    Maxime Trebitsch, Marta Volonteri, Yohan Dubois, Piero Madau
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Lyman-α blobs: polarization arising from cold accretion
    Maxime Trebitsch, Anne Verhamme, Jérémy Blaizot and Joakim Rosdahl
  8. 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

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