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.
Rodrigo Luger, Rodrigo Luger, Marko Sestovic, Ethan Kruse, Simon L. Grimm, Brice-Olivier Demory, Julien de Wit et al. (2017), A seven-planet resonant chain in TRAPPIST-1, Nature Astronomy, doi: 10.1038/s41550-017-0129
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
2018 NASA Group Achievement Award: TRAPPIST-1 Science Team | 2017 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Awards: Innovator of the Year, Belgium, and Pioneer of the Year, Europe | 2017 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