Curriculum Vitæ

Research interests

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

Research positions

2021 – ????
Postdoctoral researcher at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, in the group of Pratika Dayal.
2019 – 2021
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.


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

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.


  • 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)

I also act as a scientific reviewer for the Papier Mâché project, which explains academic articles for the general public.



  1. The OBELISK simulation: Galaxies contribute more than AGN to H I reionization of protoclusters
    Maxime Trebitsch, Yohan Dubois, Marta Volonteri, Hugo Pfister, Corentin Cadiou, Harley Katz, Joakim Rosdahl, Taysun Kimm, Christophe Pichon, Ricarda Beckmann, Julien Devriendt and Adrianne Slyz
  2. Tidal disruption events in the first billion years of a galaxy
    Hugo Pfister, Jane Lixin Dai, Marta Volonteri, Katie Auchettl, Maxime Trebitsch, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
  3. Formation of compact galaxies in the Extreme-Horizon simulation
    Solène Chabanier, Frédéric Bournaud, Yohan Dubois, Sandrine Codis, Damien Chapon, David Elbaz, Christophe Pichon, Olivier Bressand, Julien Devriendt, Raphaël Gavazzi, Katarina Kraljic, Taysun Kimm, Clothilde Laigle, Jean-Baptiste Lekien, Garreth Martin, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Sébastien Peirani, Pierre-Franck Piserchia, Adrianne Slyz, Maxime Trebitsch, Christophe Yèche
  4. Black hole mergers from dwarf to massive galaxies with the NewHorizon and Horizon-AGN simulations
    Marta Volonteri, Hugo Pfister, Ricarda Beckmann, Yohan Dubois, Monica Colpi, Christopher Conselice, Massimo Dotti, Garreth Martin, Ryan Jackson, Katarina Kraljic, Christophe Pichon, Maxime Trebitsch, Sukyoung Yi, Julien Devriendt, Sébastien Peirani
  5. Reionization with galaxies and active galactic nuclei
    Pratika Dayal, Marta Volonteri, Tirthankar Roy Choudhury, Raffaella Schneider, Maxime Trebitsch, Nick Gnedin, Hakim Atek, Michaela Hirschmann, Amy Reines
  6. Modelling a bright z = 6 galaxy at the faint end of the AGN luminosity function
  7. RASCAS: RAdiation SCattering in Astrophysical Simulations
    Léo Michel-Dansac, Jérémy Blaizot, Thibaut Garel, Anne Verhamme, Taysun Kimm, Maxime Trebitsch
  8. Black hole obscuration and duty-cycles mediated by AGN feedback in high-redshift galaxies
  9. 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
  10. Escape of ionizing radiation from high-redshift dwarf galaxies: role of AGN feedback
    Maxime Trebitsch, Marta Volonteri, Yohan Dubois, Piero Madau
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Lyman-α blobs: polarization arising from cold accretion
    Maxime Trebitsch, Anne Verhamme, Jérémy Blaizot and Joakim Rosdahl
  14. 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



  • NOVA NW1 science meeting, 2021, online
  • PRACEdays 2021, EuroHPC week, 2021, online
  • YAGN Meeting, 2020, online
  • Symposium S13, European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, 2020, online
  • Black Holes and galaxies at the Edge of the Universe, 2020, Ringberg
  • Symposium S3, European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, 2019, Lyon
  • Workshop on Numerical modeling of Galaxy Formation and Evolution, 2019, Yonsei
  • Journées du PNCG (French cosmology & galaxy community), 2018, Paris
  • YAGN Meeting, 2018, Budapest
  • 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.


  • Kapteyn Colloquium, 2021, Groningen
  • Astrolunch Seminar, 2020, Jerusalem (online)
  • Königstuhl Colloquium, 2020, Heidelberg (online)
  • Journal-club GECO/LAM, 2020, Marseille (online)
  • Journal-club Galaxies/IAP, 2020, Paris (online)
  • XGAL Journal-club, 2020, Lancaster (online)
  • MPIA Galaxy Coffee, 2020, Heidelberg
  • Séminaire de l’Observatoire de Strasbourg, 2019, Strasbourg
  • ICAP Seminar, 2019, Paris
  • MPIA Galaxy Coffee, 2018, Heidelberg
  • ITA Star-Formation Group Journal Club, 2018, Heidelberg
  • ICAP Seminar, 2016, Paris
  • Galaxy Evolution Seminar, 2016, Oxford.

Posters and recorded talks