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Axel Potier

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-327

Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Exoplanet Discovery and Science


Axel received his B.A. (2014) in Fundamental Physics, and two Master’s, one (2016) in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, and the second (2017) in Teaching Physics and Chemistry from Université Paris-Saclay. He completed his PhD in Astrophysics (2020) at Observatoire de Paris/Université Paris Sciences et Lettres on technology dedicated to Exoplanet Direct Imaging. At JPL, Axel will work on the Decadal Survey Testbed to carry out coronagraph experiments with the primary aim of improving the contrast performance. He will also perform modeling studies to determine the impact of telescope and instrument requirements on the scientific yield of the missions.


PhD. In Astrophysics – Observatoire de Paris/Université PSL (2020)

M.S. in Physics – École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (2017)

M.S. in Astrophysics – Observatoire de Paris/Université Paris-Saclay (2016)

B.S. in Fundamental Physics – Université Paris-Sud

Preparatory classes - Rennes

Research Interests

Exoplanet Science and Exoplanet Direct Imaging