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Gaspard Duchêne

Associate Researcher


  • 269 Campbell Hall


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Research Interests


  • Star and planet formation
  • Stellar multiplicity
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Debris disks
  • High-angular resolution techniques (adaptive optics, millimeter interferometry)
  • Radiative transfer modeling in circumstellar disks



The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey

Artist rendition of the exoplanet 51 Eridani b. Image credit: Danielle Futselaar / Franck Marchis / SETI Institute.

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a new science instrument that exploits the latest generation of adaptive optics technology, coronagraphy and detectors. We have successfully commissioned GPI at the Gemini South telescope in Chile and in 2014 we started a three year science program called GPIES (GPI Exoplanet Survey) that will survey 600 stars for the presence of young giant planets.


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