Liz Pichon, 2017
|Born||(1963-08-11) 11 August 1963 (age 54)|
|Alma mater||Camberwell School of Art|
|Occupation||illustrator and children's writer|
|Known for||Tom Gates series|
Liz Pichon (born 11 August 1963) is a British illustrator and children's writer. She is best known for her Tom Gates series of "satirical realist comedy fiction", which have been translated into 42 languages, and sold more than four million copies.
Liz Pichon was born on 11 August 1963 in London, England. She studied graphic design at the Camberwell School of Art in London.
She worked as art director in the musical label Jive Records. Afterwards she started working as a freelance illustrator and writer of children's books.
Her work most widely held in WorldCat libraries is The Very Ugly Bug, a children's picture book.
As of 2016, her Tom Gates series of eleven books of "satirical realist comedy fiction" have been translated into 42 languages, and sold more than four million copies.
She is dyslexic (like Tom Gates), and lives in Brighton, with her husband Mark, a music lecturer, and their three children.
- The VERY Ugly Bug (London: Little Tiger Press, 2004)
- My Big Brother, Boris (Scholastic, 2004)
- Bored Bill (Little Tiger, 2015)
- Penguins (London: Gullane Children's Books, 2008)
- The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf (Little Tiger, 2008); US title, The Three Horrid Little Pigs (Tiger Tales, 2008)
- Tom Gates series
As illustrator only (selected)
- Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse, compiled by Mary Joslin (Oxford: Lion Children's Books, 1997)
- Spinderella, written by Julia Donaldson (Egmont UK, 2002)
- Beautiful Bananas, Elizabeth Laird (Oxford, 2003)
- The Three Billy Goats Fluff, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder Children's Books, 2010)
- Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder, 2012)
Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse (1997), poetry compiled by Mary Joslin and illustrated by Pichon, won the 1999 National Parenting Publications Award.
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2011), first in Pichon's series of self-illustrated novels, won a 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize (7–14 years), a 2012 Red House Children's Book Award (younger readers), and a 2012 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize (ages 5–12). The fourth volume Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly) won a 2013 Blue Peter Book Award (best story). Liz is having some visits to Salford lately, for the BBC.
Date of Birth :born 7 May 1968,Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) France;
Phone/Email/Web : 33 (0)1 44 32 81 35http://www.iap.fr/users/pichon/
Spring 2018 SUPA Visiting scholar, Scottish University Physics Alliance, Edinburgh .
Autumn 2015 KIAS Visiting scholar, Korean Institute of Advanced Studies, Seoul .
Spring 2015 CNRS Overseas Visiting fellow, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge .
Autumn 2013 Sackler Visiting fellow, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge .
2011- Research Director DR2 IAP/UMR 7095
2010-11 Merton College Visiting fellow, Merton College .
2009- 2010 Leverhulme visiting professor, Merton College , Oxford Astrophysics .
2004- 2008Researcher, CR1, CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’astrophysique de Paris.
Head of research group “Universe & large scale structures”, IAP.
1998-2001Junior Researcher, CR2, CNRS, UMR 7550, Observatoire de Strasbourg.
1995-1998Postdoc, Basel Observatory.
1993-1995Postdoc, Canadian institute of theoretical astrophysics (CITA).
1990-1993Ph.D. (Theorical Astronomy) University of Cambridge & Clare College, Cambridge, U.K.
Ph.D supervisor: D. Lynden-Bell.topic: “Dynamics of self-gravitating discs.”
1988-1990Master II: Astrophysique et Techniques Spatiales at Meudon.
Master I & Magistère of the Ecole normale superieure de Lyon
1986-1988“Classes préparatoires mathématiques supérieures et spéciales”. Paris & Nantes.
2015-2018 KIAS Scholar professorship, Seoul
2015 CNRS overseas fellowship, Cambridge
2013 Sackler Fellowship, Cambridge
2010 Merton visiting professorship, Oxford
2009- 2010 Leverhulme professorship, Oxford
1992Knight Prize (University of Cambridge) “Bars in galaxies: a dynamical formation”
1990-1996 Isaac Newton Studentship, British Council Studentship,Bourse Erasmus,
Bourse MRT, NSERC Fellowship, Swiss National Fund Fellowship.
1988Ecole normale de Lyon (63rd)
I have (co-)supervised sixteen PhD students (three ongoing), seven of whom have now permanent positions.
• D. Aubert: “Étude des flux cosmologiques au travers de la sphère du viriel Galactique” PDF,
• E. Rollinde : “La physique du milieu intergalactique" PDF, with P. Petitjean,
• A. Siebert: “Structure et dynamique des disques de la Galaxie” PDF, with O. Bienaymé,
• P. Ocvirk: “Évolution chemo-spectro-dynamique des disques galactiques” PDF,with A. Lançon,
• B. Aracil: “Étude du milieu intergalactique à l’aide des raies d’absorptions” PDF,with P. Petitjean,
• S. Caucci : “La topologie du Milieu intergalactique” PDF, with P. Petitjean,
• T. Sousbie: “Le Squelette de l’univers, un outil d'analyse des grandes structures” PDF,with H. Courtois,
• J. Thiébaut: "Reconstruction de champs magnetiques par analyse de la polarisation du rayonnement synchrotron", PDF,with S Prunet,
• C. Gay : "Le Squelette des Grandes Structures de Univers" PDF, with D. Pogosyan
• S. Codis: De la cosmologie a la formation des galaxies : que nous apprennent les grandes structures de l'Univers? PDF, with D. Pogosyan
• C. Welker : How gas inflows and mergers shape galaxies in their cosmic environment. PDF, with J. Devriendt and Y. Dubois
• J.B Fouvry: Secular evolution of self-gravitating systems over cosmic age PDF,with J. Binney
• C. Laigle:Observational and theoretical constraints on galaxy evolution at high redshift PDF, with H McCraken
• C. Cadiou: on the morphology of galaxies in Lagrangian space, with Y. Dubois. PDF, with Y. Dubois
• C. Gouin: on strong lensing as a probe of the cosmic web PDF, with R. Gavazzi
• S. Rozier:on the secular evolution of dark halos PDF, with J.B. Fouvry
D. Lynden-Bell,Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, CB4 OHA, Cambridge, UK.
E. Bertschinger, MIT77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA,
J. Binney,Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, 1 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3NP, UK.
Scientific committee of IAP: Head of research group “Universe & large scale structures”
Scientific committee of Strasbourg Observatory & section 34.
PI of ANR SPINE (500kE). http://spine-public.projet-horizon.fr
Co-I of ANR Horizon (500kE). http://www.projet-horizon.fr
Member of ANR MITIV/BOSS/EcoStat/Planck
ACI-young researcher. Funding from PNC, PNG, GDR-galaxies.
Teaching in Master-III, BsC.
Observing time in collaboration at AAT,CFHT, Calar Alto, HST, NTT & VLT.
Computing time in collaboration at CINES, IDRIS, CCRT & UKAFF ;
System manager of IAP & Horizon clusters & Pleyades in Strasbourg.