Management Team


The Management Team is composed of a Director, Benjamin D. Wandelt, and two Associate Directors, Antoine Letessier-Selvon and Patrick Peter, nominated for 2.5 years by the Steering Committee.

The Director is in charge of the ILP as a whole: scientific, training, outreach and administrative activities, and is assisted by the two Associate Directors. They work with a support office for the administrative and communication activities.

The main charges of the management team and more especially the Director are:
• The definition of the pluri-annual strategic plan and its presentation to the Steering Committee,
• The definition of an annual plan with objectives following recommendation by the Scientific Committee,
• The elaboration of the annual budget, and its execution, and the associated documentation for the validation by the Steering Committee,
• The definition and the maintenance of indicators useful to assess the activities of the ILP,
• The preparation of the evaluation of the ILP by external agencies,
• The representation of the ILP in front of external organism.

The Director:

#Benjamin D. Wandelt

Professor Benjamin Wandelt received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Imperial College, London. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Theoretical Astrophysics Center in Copenhagen from 1997 to 1999, as a research associate at the Department of Physics, Princeton University, from 1999 to 2001. > more

The Associate Directors:

#Antoine Letessier-Selvon

Antoine Letessier-Selvon, born in 1962, Director of Research at CNRS. Master 2 of theoretical physics (ENS-UPMC), PhD in theoretical physics on neutrino oscillations. Specialist in neutrino, high energy particle physics and ultra high energy cosmic rays. > more

#Patrick Peter

Patrick Peter, born in 1966, is director of research at CNRS since 2002. He obtained his PhD in 1992 with Brandon Carter on the properties of superconducting topological defects. After two years in Steven Hawking’s DAMTP at the University of Cambridge > more