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CNRS Researcher in the Exoplanets team of the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG) since 2007, I am presently working as a member of the International Franco-Chilean Laboratory of Astronomy (CNRS/INSU UMI3386) in Santiago, Chile since February, 2017 and for a period of 3 years. My science interests are related to the understanding of the physics, the architecture and the formation of exoplanetary systems and exoplanets. As an observer, I have been exploiting for years odaptive optics and high contrast imaging techniques (coronagraphy, spectral and differential imaging, IFU-spectroscopy), near-infrared low-resolution spectroscopy and radial velocity spectroscopy of giant planets and brown dwarfs. I am also interested in studying the connection between exoplanets, brown dwarfs and circumstellar disks as well as testing predictions of planetary formation scenarios in extreme planetary systems as close binaries.

Projects and key collaborators

  • Exoplanets, brown dwarf and disk observation: M. Bonnefoy (IPAG), P. Delorme (IPAG), R. Gratton (INAF), T. Henning (MPIA), N. Huelamo (CAB), A.-M. Lagrange (IPAG), L. Perez (DAS), S. Petrus (IPAG), P. Rojo (DAS)
  • Atmospheres and planetary formation: F. Allard (CRAL), B. Charnay (LESIA), C. Mordasini (Un. Bern), H. Klahr (MPIA)
  • Planetary architecture & dynamics: H. Beust (IPAG), P. Thebault (LESIA)
  • Stellar properties: S. Desidera (INAF), J. Faherty (AMNH), J. Gagne (Un. Montreal), B. Zurckerman (UCLA)
  • High-contrast instrumentation: D. Mouillet (IPAG), A. Carlotti (IPAG), A. Vigan (LAM), J.-L. Beuzit (LAM)
  • Aknowledgements

    My research is currently funded by CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), PNPS (Programme national de physique stellaire) and ANR (Agence nationale de la recherche).


  • E-mail :
  • Address-1: International Franco-Chilean Laboratory of Astronomy,
    CNRS/INSU UMI3386, Department of Astronomy,
    University of Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago, Chile
  • Off. Phone: +56 9 5226 8197
  • Address-2: Institut de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG),
    BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Off. Phone: +33(0) 476 635 886