The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
EAPS Postdoctoral Associate with an MKI AffiliationPostdoctoral Scholar
Julien’s primary interest and expertise lie in the field of data science where Math and Science are brought together to make sense of newly accessible pieces of Reality! Over the past five years, he has developed and applied new analysis techniques to map exoplanet atmospheres, study the radiative and tidal planet-star interactions in eccentric planetary systems, and constrain the atmospheric properties and mass of exoplanets solely from transmission spectroscopy.
Demory, B.-O., de Wit, J., Lewis, N., Fortney, J., Zsom, A., Seager, S., Knutson, K., Heng, K., Madhusudan, N., Gillon, M., Barclay, T., Desert, J.-M., Parmentier, V., Cowan, N. B. (2013), Inference of Inhomogeneous Clouds in an Exoplanet Atmosphere, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 776, Number 2, doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/776/2/L25
2015 AILg Early Carrer Scientific Award | 2011-2014 WBI-World Excellence Fellow | 2012 Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow | 2012 Top Industrial Manager for Europe Award | 2011 Odissea Prize of the Belgian Senate | 2011 ArcelorMittal Best Master Thesis Award (A.I.Lg) | 2011 Grayce B. Kerr Fellow | 2010 Duesberg-Baily Thil Lorrain Foundation Fellow