Laurence Marcotte

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

Laurence will start a baccalaureate in mathematics and physics this fall at Université de Montréal. This summer, she will do an internship under the supervision of the researchers Jason Rowe and René Doyon. She will work with photometric datas 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 is to develop a computer code that will match with the observations. The expected results will give a prediction of the surface conditions of the planet.


René Doyon and Jason Rowe