Ben Leblanc

Master student, Bishop’s University

Ben is an M.Sc. student working with Dr. Jason Rowe at Bishop’s University, on giant planet interiors. He finished his B.Sc. in physics in 2019 where his thesis was based on generating models of Jupiter and perturbing them to observe their oscillations. He has continued with this research into his master’s thesis where he has extended the models to Uranus and Neptune sized planets. The goal of this research is to determine the interior structure of these planets by applying asteroseismology to planets the same way it is applied to stars.

Ben has worked on several projects since joining iREx as an intern in 2018. From reducing K2 photometric observations of Uranus, to generating visibility maps and preliminary observation schedules for the Canadian-led POEP (Photometric Observations of Extrasolar Planets) space telescope. He hopes to continue to study and explore the field of exoplanetary physics.

Supervisor

Jason Rowe

Contact

Courriel : bleblanc15@ubishops.ca