Prof Isabelle Baraffe
Professor of Astrophysics
Telephone: 01392 725123
Extension: (Streatham) 5123
Isabelle Baraffe is Professor of Astrophysics. She joined the University of Exeter in 2010. Prior to her appointment at Exeter University 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 is stellar and planetary physics and evolution - Stellar hydrodynamics - Exoplanets - Planetary atmospheric dynamics.
She has been awarded several prizes and distinctions:
- The Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize in 2020
- Two Advanced European Research Council (ERC) grants in 2012 and 2018
- 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
Member of the UKRI STFC Council (2018-2021)
1986-1990: PhD in Astrophysics, University of Paris VII and University of Gottingen
1982-1986: Msc in Physics, University of Paris VII (Jussieu)
Link to the atmopshere models of Phillips et al. 2020, A&A 637, "A new set of atmopshere and evolution models for cool T-Y brown dwarfs and giant exoplanets" http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/isabelle.baraffe/ATMO2020/
- Link to the models of Baraffe, Homeier, Allard & Chabrier 2015, A&A "New evolutionary models for pre-main sequence and main sequence low mass stars down to the hydrogen burning limit": http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/isabelle.baraffe/BHAC15dir/
- Link to the models of Baraffe, Elbakyan, Vorobyov & Chabrier 2017, A&A "Self-consistent evolution of accreting low-mass stars and brown dwarfs":