Swiss-Cheese Operad and Drinfeld Center
– Israel J. Math. 221.2, pp. 941–927, .
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The Lambrechts–Stanley Model of Configuration Spaces
– Preprint, submitted (50 pages), .
Opérades et Structures Commutatives à Homotopie Près
– Graduate J. Math. 1.1, pp. 9–17, .
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Homologie et complexes de déformations d’opérades $E_n$
– Master’s thesis, Université Paris 7, .

Derived Geometry and Higher Categorical Structures in Geometry and Physics
2018-06-11? – The Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada – Title: TBA
Graph Complexes, Configuration Spaces and Manifold Calculus
2018-05-22? – University of British Columbia, Canada – Title: Configuration Spaces of Manifolds with Boundary
Séminaire de topologie, géométrie et algèbre
2017-12-21Université de Nantes – Title: Espaces de configuration de variétés compactes
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Séminaire Algèbre et topologie
2017-12-05IRMA, Université de Strasbourg – Title: Espaces de configuration de variétés compactes
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Séminaire de physique mathématique et de topologie algébrique
2017-11-21LAREMA, Université d'Angers – Title: Espaces de configuration de variétés compactes
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This is a cautionary tale, with the hope that this post could help future applicants for permanent academic positions in France.

This past month, I’ve had the pleasure of applying for maître de conférences jobs – roughly equivalent to associate professor. It turned out to be a singularly more complicated process than I expected. The actual scientific part of the application was rather easy, as I already had to do it when I applied for a chargé de recherche (“junior scientist”) job at CNRS in December, and my research statements, CV… didn’t change much since then. The administrative part was the kafkaesque part.

Many changes have happened in my life recently! I defended my PhD on November 17th. I guess I’m a doctor now! There are too many people to thank for that, so please see the “Thanks” section of my thesis. I am now entering the scary world of job applications. I am discovering the wonderful “GALAXIE” web application – fellow French job applicants know my pain. Fortunately, starting on February 1st, I have had the chance of becoming a postdoc at ETH Zürich in the group of Thomas Willwacher, funded by his ERC grant 678156–GRAPHCPX.

My website is now available in French! It is possible to change the language using the menu. A big part of the content is translated, blog posts excepted – they remain in English.


Hi! You may have noticed the new URL and the new design. Now everything (my home page + my blog) is in one place, powered by Hugo and its Academic theme. I was a bit fed up with Jekyll and its long building times, and I wanted something a bit more streamlined. The Academic theme is complete and easy to use; it took me about one hour to setup the new blog, and one hour to migrate the blog posts to the new format (most of which was spent trying to work out the interactions between Mathjax and the Markdown format… I settled on shortcodes, like in this article). Building a whole website from scratch was fun, but time-consuming, and a theme seemed like an okay compromise.

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Last week I was at the Max Planck Institute for the Conference for Young researchers in homotopy theory and categorical structures (which was, by the way, a great conference – thanks to the organizers), and I gave yet another talk about the Lambrechts–Stanley model for configuration spaces. So maybe it’s time I write a little bit about it on this blog. I’ll write a first post about the model itself, and later I will explain how the Fulton–MacPherson operad is involved in all this.