Valeria Pettorino


Valeria Pettorino

Directrice de Recherche, PhD, HDR

Contact Information
E-mail: valeria.pettorino [at] cea [dot] fr
Phone: +33 (0)1 69 08 42 75
Office: 283
Affiliation: IRFU/DAp-AIM


I am a physicist and I work on cosmology, astrophysics and data analysis in roles that bridge people with different expertise.
I work on using data from ground and space missions to test theoretical models that describe the evolution and content of the Universe. Topics I have been working on include: Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Modified Gravity, Cosmic Microwave Background, Neutrinos, Supernovae. I have coordinated the Planck analysis for Dark Energy and Modified Gravity and I lead the Inter-science Taskforce for forecasts and Likelihood within the Euclid ESA/NASA international space missions. 

My CV can be found here. My scientific publications are available on orcid.

Present position and responsibilities:

I am a member of the ESA Euclid space mission since 2007 (former DUNE). I am currently:

  • Co-Lead of the ESA Euclid Inter Science Taskforce on Likelihood and Forecasts. 
  • Co-Lead of the ESA Euclid Theory Science Working Group (since 2021)
  • Appointed Euclid Builder since 2019, for my contribution to the space mission over the years.

Other roles in communication and mentoring:

  • CEA representative within the Euclid France communication team since 2019.
  • CosmoStat representative within the DAp communication team since 2021.
  • Mentor and leadership team for the Supernova Foundation for women in physics since 2015 and Mentor for Paris-Saclay Femmes&Science in 2020-2021.
  • Member of the Council of the Graduate School for Paris-Saclay since 2021.

Previous positions: