The Large Binocular Telescope (Mount Graham, Arizona)
Cerro Paranal (Chile), one of my favorite places on Earth
One of my pictures of a distant planetary systems
Hello and welcome on my personal webpage! I am an Astrophysicist in the PSILab group
and Research Engineer at the Liège Space Center
of the University of Liège
in Belgium. Since a very young age, I have been fascinated by the vastness of the cosmos and the unsatisfactory interpretations of the Fermi paradox
. Today, I work towards finding a scientific answer to this paradox by using the largest telescopes across the globe (e.g., Atacama desert, Arizona, and Hawaii) to make images of nearby planetary systems and discover new worlds. My research background covers the whole process of observational astronomy, from the instrument development, commissioning, and data reduction and acquisition software to the observations, data interpretation, and publication of the results. I am particularly interested in interferometric observing techniques, which are very sensitive to study the Universe as showcased by the recent discovery of gravitational waves. One of my long-term goals is to make direct images of distant rocky worlds and search for signs of biological activity on their surface.