Julien H. Girard
Astronomer in Santiago, Chile
Researchwise I directly detect/image/characterize extra-solar planets, disks & brown dwarfs, younger & dustier "solar systems in the making". ESO Photo Ambassador, it's one modest way of reaching the public.
My time is split between Santiago & the North of Chile. I also enjoy traveling, photography (djulik.com), anthropology, linguistics, wine & cooking. I love traditional musics & all forms of improvization: jazz, hip hop, capoeira.
Living in latin America since 10 years (Mexico DF, Santiago), I am concerned about air qualilty issues in big urban areas.