Julien H. Girard

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Dr. Julien H. GIRARD
Born July 8, 1978
French citizen
Married, two children

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Download (full) CV in PDF (April 2016)

Today  (August 2015)

I am a a physicist/astronomer with instrumental background currently working as Operations Staff Astronomer at ESO, spending my time between Santiago and the VLT at Paranal Observatory in Chile. I mainly work with Adaptive Optics(AO) related instruments and I am Instrument Scientist of NACO and SPHERE, AO specialist.
The remaining time is dedicated to my personal research. My interests are broad: faint companion search (brown dwarfs, extra-solar planets), young and/or massive stars and their circumstellar environments. I use my Instrument Scientist expertise in high angular resolution and high contrast imaging & spectroscopy to serve and lead collaborative astronomical projects. 


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