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My Curriculum (Eng)

The Computing for Science (CS) group supports ILL scientists, students and visitors in a number of activities including data analysis, instrument simulation and sample simulation.

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Emmanuel Farhi

FARHI Emmanuel

Born August 21st 1970, French

50 ch. La Combe du Moulin, 38210 CRAS, FRANCE

married, 4 children farhi(at)

Master in Physics Engineering, Ph.D. in Physics

M.Sc. in Laser Physics

Scientist in neutron scattering, specialized in scientific computing



  • 2000-2014 : Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches (HDR), long term PhD (pdf) "Virtual experiments as a data analysis tool for neutron scattering measurements""
  • 1995-1998 : PhD in Montpellier II University, with Highest Honors (manuscript, PDF) "Quantum paraelectric anomalies in KTaO3 and KTaO3:Na compounds"

  • 1993-1994 : MSc2 in Laser-Matter interaction, Paris XI University, France

  • 1990-1994 : Master Engineer Diploma from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (E.S.P.C.I.), 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France. (Physics and Chemistry)


  • Languages: French (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (medium), Japanese (bases).

  • Computing systems: Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS

  • Computing languages: C, Fortran, Perl, HTML, XML, LeX/Yacc, Matlab/Scilab, IDL, Labview, Python

  • Instrumentation: GPIB, Mechanics, Lasers, neutron optics

  • Science: solid and liquid state physics, biology, neutron scattering, Brillouin light scattering molecular dynamics, optimisation, signal processing

Scientific and working experience

2001-2014: 'Computer scientist' at the ILL

  • Structure and dynamics of liquid and solid 4He (J. Bossy, E. Polturak, H. Glyde)

  • Simple liquids study: experiments, ab-initio simulations (indium, rubidium, gold, cadmium, caesium, …), collaboration with U. Bafile, E. Guarini

  • Development of McStas with K. Lefmann, P. Willendrup.

  • Simulation of neutron spectrometers by Monte Carlo technique. I have simulated about 42 ILL instruments and experiments in the last 7 years.

  • Development of data analysis tools (Matlab, IDL, C),

  • Simulation of cold moderators (liq-D2 and H2, water, 4He, …) including complex geometries (inserts/groove, slabs, ...)

  • Ionizing radiation tolerant algae study with C. Rivasseau (CEA Grenoble). 3 Patents.

  • Handling and development of the Spin Echo option for the IN20 Thermal Triple Axis neutron instrument (C. Zeyen, J. Kulda, M. Enderle)

1998-2001: Second instrument responsible for the IN20 spectrometer at the ILL

  • Handling and development of the IN20 Thermal Triple Axis neutron instrument (J. Kulda, J. Locatelli) until 2006

  • Handling of the Cryopad (neutron polarimetry) option for the IN20 Thermal Triple Axis neutron

    instrument (F. Tasset)
  • Handling and development of the Spin Echo option for the IN20 Thermal Triple Axis neutron instrument (C. Zeyen, R. Aubel)

  • Superfluid 4He roton dynamics using spin-echo measurements (B. Fak)

  • Simulation of neutron spectrometers by Monte Carlo technique (K. Nielsen, K. Lefmann, I. Anderson)

  • Development of data analysis tools (MFit)

1995-1998: PhD with E. Courtens, A.K. Tagantsev, R. Currat

  • Quantum paraelectric anomaly study in KTaO3 perovskite (Laboratoire des Verres, Montpellier II University, France)

  • MSc1 teaching at Montpellier II University (optics, mechanics)

1994-1995: Military Duty as Scientist in Special Materials

  • Thin film study by electrochemical and optical analysis P. Topart (CEA/DAM, Centre d'Etude du Ripault, Tours)

1992-1994: Education Training

  • MSc2 Laser-Matter interaction: Laser produced silver metallic clusters, trapped in low temperature rare gas matrix, studied by dichroic optical spectroscopy J.C. Rivoal (Laboratoire d'Optique Physique, E.S.P.C.I., France)

  • Neural Network regulation of complex processes R. Dreyfus (Laboratoire d'Electronique, E.S.P.C.I. France)

  • Acid-base properties of oxide-glass interfaces H. Arribart, X.Y. Lin (Laboratoire Mixte C.N.R.S, Saint Gobain Recherche, Aubervilliers, France)

  • Semiconductor fluorescence (Monastir, University, Tunisia).