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Prof. Monika Lendl

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Monika Lendl

Professeure assistante / Assistant Professor

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Monika Lendl obtained her PhD from the University of Geneva in 2014. After a postdoc at the University of Liège (Belgium), she spent several years as a project leader at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and was principal investigator of the GRAPPA project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. She returned to the University of Geneva in 2019 and has been an assistant Professor since 2021. Monika Lendl holds an SNF Eccellenza Professorial fellowship to study the climates of highly-irradiated planets (TITANIA: Time variability as a new window on exoplanet climates) and is also Co-PI of a sub-project (The Monotransit Initiative) within the Swiss National Center of Competence PlanetS.

Monika Lendl specialises the discovery and the characterisation of exoplanets through the use of high-precision photometry and low- to moderate-resolution spectroscopy. She is a CHEOPS science team associate, and serving as the coordinator of the consortium atmospheric characterisation working group. In terms of exoplanet discovery, she is focusing on the detection of characterisable long-period planets from current surveys (NGTS, TESS) and is studying the detectability of exo-Earths with the upcoming PLATO mission.

Research Team

Current members:

  • Dr Solène Ulmer-Moll (postdoctoral researcher, since 2020)
  • Dr Dominique Petit dit de la Roche (postdoctoral researcher, since 2021)
  • Dr Babatunde Akinsanmi (postdoctoral researcher, since 2021)
  • Hritam Chakraborty (PhD student, since 2021)
  • Andreas Krenn (PhD student, since 2021) 
  • Angeliki Psaridi (PhD student, since 2020)
  • Shivom Gupta (master student, 2021/2022)

Past members:

  • Dr Laetitia Delrez (visiting postdoctoral researcher, 2020 - 2021, now FNRS postdoctoral fellow at University of Liège)
  • Dr Sophia Sulis (postdoctoral researcher, 2017 - 2020, now postdoc at Laboratoire astrophysique de Marseille)
  • Dr Ines Juvan (PhD student, 2015 - 2018, now astronomy specialist at Andor technologies

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