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Yan Betremieux

Education
  • Ph.D., Astronomy, Boston University (2000)
  • M.S., Astronomy, Boston University (1995)
  • B.Sc., Honors in Physics, McGill University (1992)

Research Interests
  • Effects of exoplanetary refraction on their transmission spectra
  • Radiative-transfer modeling of (exo)planetary atmospheres
  • Chemistry and dynamics of (exo)planetary atmospheres
  • Search for bio-signatures in exoplanets

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015-present)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (2011-2015)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Davis (2008-2011)
  • Staff Scientist, Scientific Solutions Inc., North Chelmsford (2000-2005)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northern Arizona University (2000)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Boston University (1992-2000)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015)
  • Canada Scholarship (1989,1990)

Selected Publications
  1. Y. Bétrémieux 2016, “Effects of refraction on transmission spectra of gas giants: decrease of the Rayleigh scattering slope and breaking of retrieval degeneracies”, MNRAS, 456, 4051
  2. Y. Bétrémieux & L. Kaltenegger 2015, “Refraction in planetary atmospheres: improved analytical expressions and comparison with a new ray tracing algorithm”, MNRAS, 451, 1268
  3. Y. Bétrémieux & L. Kaltenegger 2014, “Impact of atmospheric refraction: How deeply can we probe exo-Earth's atmospheres during primary eclipse observations?”, ApJ, 791, 7
  4. Y. Bétrémieux & L. Kaltenegger 2013, “Transmission spectrum of Earth as a transiting exoplanet from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared”, ApJ, 772, L31
  5. Y. Bétrémieux, R. V. Yelle & C. A. Griffith, 2003 “HST observation of the atmospheric composition of Jupiter's equatorial region: Evidence for tropospheric C2H2”, Icarus 163, 414-427
  6. Y. Bétrémieux & R. V. Yelle 1999, “HST detection of H2 Raman scattering in the Jovian atmosphere”, Icarus 142, 324-341

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