Julien H. Girard
Astronomer in Baltimore, Maryland
Physicist & astronomer, I am currently working as Support Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. I am part of the JWST/NIRCam team, and Lead of the Coronagraphs Working Group.
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.
I also enjoy traveling, photography, anthropology, linguistics, wine & cooking. I love traditional musics & all forms of improvization: jazz, hip hop, capoeira.
French, I lived in the USA, Mexico and Chile for a total of 14+ years.