Laurent Pueyo

Space Telescope Science Institute, USA

Exoplanet imaging: from precision optics to precision measurements.

During this plenary talk Laurent will present recent observational results in exoplanet imaging and discuss prospects for similar experiments on NASA missions such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope and the currently studied The Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor. 

About the Speaker
Laurent Pueyo is an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his doctorate from Princeton University in 2008 and conducted his post-doctoral work as a NASA Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a Sagan Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on imaging faint planets around nearby stars. He has pioneered advanced data analysis methods that are now standard tools used to study extrasolar planets, and invented an optical technique that is now baselined for future NASA missions. At STScI his duties include optimizing the extrasolar-planet imaging capabilities of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in late 2019. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Definition Team for the Large Ultraviolet Optical and Infrared telescope, a future observatory that will identify Earth-sized planets and assess their habitability.