Nicolas Regnault

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We present a new compilation of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), a new dataset of low-redshift nearby-Hubble-flow SNe and new analysis procedures to work with these heterogeneous compilations. This " Union " compilation of 414 SN Ia, which reduces to 307 SNe after selection cuts, includes the recent large samples of SNe Ia from the Supernova Legacy Survey and(More)
  • R. A. Knop, G. Aldering, +43 authors N. Yasuda
  • 2003
We report measurements of M , Ã , and w from 11 supernovae (SNe) at z ¼ 0:36 0:86 with high-quality light curves measured using WFPC2 on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This is an independent set of high-redshift SNe that confirms previous SN evidence for an accelerating universe. The high-quality light curves available from photometry on WFPC2 make it(More)
Aims. We present an empirical model of Type Ia supernovae spectro-photometric evolution with time. Methods. The model is built using a large data set including light-curves and spectra of both nearby and distant supernovae, the latter being observed by the SNLS collaboration. We derive the average spectral sequence of Type Ia supernovae and their main(More)
We deduce a new set of symmetries and relations between the coefficients of the expansion of Abelian and non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states in free (bosonic or fermionic) many-body states. Our rules allow us to build an approximation of a FQH model state with an overlap increasing with growing system size (that may sometimes reach unity) while(More)
The 5-year project Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) delivers ∼ 100 Type-Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) per year, in the redshift range 0.3 < z < 1.0, with well-sampled g ′ r ′ i ′ z ′ lightcurves. The SNLS Collaboration uses the 1 deg 2 Megacam imager (36 2048×4612 thinned CCDs) mounted on the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) to observe four fields around(More)
We study, with the help of exact-diagonalization calculations, a four-component trial wave function that may be relevant for the recently observed graphene fractional quantum Hall state at a filling factor ν(G) = 1/3. Although it is adiabatically connected to a 1/3 Laughlin state in the upper spin branch, with SU(2) valley-isospin ferromagnetic ordering and(More)
It is shown, with the help of exact diagonalization studies on systems with up to 16 electrons, in the presence of up to two delta function impurities, that the Pfaffian model is not accurate for the actual quasiholes and quasiparticles of the 5/2 fractional quantum Hall effect. Implications for non-Abelian statistics are discussed.
Massive stars undergo a violent death when the supply of nuclear fuel in their cores is exhausted, resulting in a catastrophic "core-collapse" supernova. Such events are usually only detected at least a few days after the star has exploded. Observations of the supernova SNLS-04D2dc with the Galaxy Evolution Explorer space telescope reveal a radiative(More)
Aims. We present photometric properties and distance measurements of 252 high redshift Type Ia supernovae (0.15 < z < 1.1) discovered during the first three years of the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS). These events were detected and their multi-colour light curves measured using the MegaPrime/MegaCam instrument at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT),(More)