Laurence Marcotte

2017 Marie Curie iREx Intern and B.Sc. student, Université de Montréal

Laurence started a baccalaureate in mathematics and physics during the fall of 2017, at Université de Montréal. During the summer of 2017, she did an internship under the supervision of Jason Rowe and René Doyon. She worked with photometric data of the planet Kepler-10b collected during NASA’s Kepler mission. Kepler-10b is slightly bigger than the Earth and has an orbit with a period of about 18 hours. It is very close to its star and its temperature can exceed 2000K. The goal of Laurence’s project was to develop a computer code that matched the observations. The expected results will give a prediction of the surface conditions of the planet.

 Supervisors

René Doyon and Jason Rowe

Interview with Laurence on her 2017 internship

See her interview here (translated from French)