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Prof Isabelle Baraffe

Head of Astrophysics, Professor of Astronomy

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Telephone: 01392 725123

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Isabelle Baraffe is the Chair of Astrophysics.  She joined the University of Exeter in 2010.  Prior to her appointment at Exeter Univeristy she had the following roles: Professor of Astrophysics, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL), France, Associate professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Physics department, Lyon, France, Postdoc position, University of Gottingen, Sternwarte, Germany, Postdoc position, Max-Planck Institut fur Astrophysik, Garching, Germany. Her field of research in Astrophysics is stellar and planetary physics and evolution - Exoplanets - Planetary atmospheric dynamics.  She has been awarded several prizes and distinctions: Advanced European Research Council (ERC) grant in 2012; Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2010; Gauss-Professorship from Goettingen Academy of Sciences in 2005; Johann WEMPE prize of the Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam in 2004; Bronze medal from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) 1999. She gave the Biermann lectures at the Max-Planck Institut for Astrophysics in Garching in 2015.

Links with other universities

Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France

Nationality 

French

Administrative responsibilities 

Academic Lead of the Astrophysics group in Exeter

Qualificiations 

1986-1990: PhD in Astrophysics, University of Paris VII and University of Gottingen 

1982-1986: Msc in Physics, University of Paris VII (Jussieu)

Useful links:

 

  • Link to the models of Baraffe, Elbakyan, Vorobyov & Chabrier 2016, A&A "Self-consistent evolution of accreting low-mass stars and brown dwarfs": 

           http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/isabelle.baraffe/accretion_models/

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