Frédéric Genest

2017 Trottier iREx Summer Intern and B.Sc. student, McGill University

Frédéric is currently doing a dual degree at McGill University in Mathematics and Physics (Honours).

During the summer of 2017, with David Lafrenière, he studied the atmosphere of exoplanets around low-mass and low-temperature stars (M dwarfs). He also studied the effect that water vapour in a star’s atmosphere has on an exoplanet’s spectrum obtained by transit spectroscopy. The objective being to be able to disentangle the water in the star’s atmosphere from that in the exoplanet’s atmosphere.

Supervisor

David Lafrenière

Interview with Frédéric on his 2017 internship

See his interview here (translated from French)