Senior Researcher in Astronomy, Univers et Théorie, Observatoire de Paris
He is a Promoter of the exoplanet search with the CNES satellite CoRoT (1990-93) Co-discoverer of CoRoT-7 b, the first super-Earth with measured radius. Co-proposer of the Darwin proposal (ESA) PI of the Super-Earth Explorer (SEE-COAST) proposal (ESA). He has developed various aspects of the characterization of exoplanets: spectroscopy of transits (1993), search for satellites (1999), search for rings (2004), search for additional planets by timing of transits (2002). Has developed a new method to detect exo-moons by direct imaging (2007). He has introduced the concept of “cometary tails” of exoplanets (1998). He is editor of the website exoplanet.eu.
Astrobiology, Exoplanets, quantum physics, philosophy Creator