Hervé Le Coroller

Country of origin: France - Gender: Male
Observatoire de Haute-Provence
04870 St Michel l'observatoire - France
+33(0)492706526 +33(0)632338150
herve.lecoroller@lam.fr - My web site - linkedin
  • Ten years of research and teaching experience in astronomy and optics
  • More than one year experience at Keck observatory, in Hawaii, USA
  • One scientific prize, and several awards for creative activities
  • Skills: research project management (PI and co-PI of several projects); optics; programming experience in Fortran, Mathematica, HTML5/CSS3, PHP/Mysql; C++ basics

Why you should consider hiring me:

Skills in optics, image processing and computer science; good at team work; high capabilities to learn; creative spirit; I have always finished with success all the projects I have started.


Astronomer at Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille & Haute-Provence Observatory


  • Permanent position at Aix-Marseille university, involved in both teaching and research
  • Recently involved in the coronagraphy SPHERE/ESO project
  • Principal Investigator of a project of a new type of giant telescope called Carlina
  • Member of the scientific council of the Haute-Provence Observatory (2006-2010)
  • Member of the Eii Working Group on "The Future of Interferometry in Europe" (FIE)
  • Head of Studies at the Haute-Provence Observatory (more than 700 students come each year from all over europe to OHP in order to follow lessons, and do practical work with telescopes)
  • Organized French and international colloquiums:
    Journées de discussions sur le Co-Phasage des Interféromètres", March 18th, 2008
    Improving the Performances of Current Optical Interferometers & Future Designs, September 23th, 2013
    (During this conference, important decisions have been taken for the future of the interferometry)

Post-doctorate position at Keck observatory (Hawaii, USA)


  • Observed supergiant stars with the IOTA (Arizona) interferometer

Post-doctorate position at College de France


  • Worked on a prototype of interferometer (Hypertelescope), by proposing the use of a helium balloon to carry the focal optics of this "telescope"

My list of publications

Prizes and awards

Awarded the Lequeux prize by the French Academy of Sciences


Awarded by the French Agency for Innovation ANVAR, currently named OSEO


  • Created an original air shooting project using aerial "drones", helium balloon and patented gyrostabilized system
  • Provided aerial photos for two documentaries about astronomy broadcast on Arte, Pioneer TV and other European channels
  • Trained for one year in project management, marketing, at the the H. E. C. Management Institute

Awarded by the Paris city council


Computer science skills


PhD at Provence University, Aix-Marseille I

1999 - 2002

Title : Effect of the Thermal Conductivity on the Radiative Shock waves

Astrophysical Postgraduate Certificate at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble I

1997 - 1998

Geophysical Postgraduate Certificate at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble I


Physics degree and Master at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble I