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Prof. David Ehrenreich

David Ehrenreich

Professeur associé / Associate Professor

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David Ehrenreich's research  focuses on observing and modelling atmospheres of exoplanets with spectroscopy.

He obtained his PhD from Sorbonne Université in Paris, France, where he worked on exoplanetary atmospheres at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. After a postdoctoral stay at Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, France, he joined the Department of Astronomy at the University of Geneva in 2012. He is an Associate Professor in the Department since 2017.

David Ehrenreich is currently serving as the Consortium Mission Scientist of the ESA CHEOPS space telescope. He is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project called FOUR ACES (Future of upper atmospheric characterisation of exoplanets with spectroscopy) and a NCCR PlanetS project leader.

At the Department of Astronomy, he is contributing to the CHEOPS, ESPRESSO, NIRPS and HARPS-N projects and is a regular user of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Research group

David Ehrenreich's group is composed of the following researchers,

Previous team members:

  • Dr Lorenzo Pino (2014-2018; now a postdoctoral research fellow at Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Dr Thibault Kuntzer (2018-2019; now a data scientist at Identitas)
  • Dr Baptiste Lavie (2014-2019; now a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Francesco Pepe)
  • Dr Jens Hoeijmakers (2017-2020; now an associate senior lecturer at Universitet Lunds)
  • Dr Laetitia Delrez (visiting researcher in 2020-2021)
  • Dr Vincent Bourrier (2014-2021; now an ERC grantee and assistant professor at Université de Genève)

Within the Department of Astronomy, the group strongly interacts with Profs. Vincent Bourrier's, Christophe Lovis', Emeline Bolmont's and Monika Lendl's groups to cover all aspects of exoplanetary atmosphere characterisation, from instrumentation to theory through observations.

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