Frédéric Genest

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

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

This summer, with David Lafrenière, he will study the atmosphere of exoplanets around low-mass and low-temperature stars (M dwarfs). He will study 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.


David Lafrenière