Sabrina Côté-Maldonado

2017 Trottier iREx Summer Intern and B.Sc. student, Université de Montréal

Sabrina completed in 2017 the first year of her undergrad studies in physics at Université de Montréal. She is really enthusiast about the possibility to discover potentially habitable exoplanets.

During the summer of 2017, thanks to the Trottier summer intern excellence grant, she did an internship at iREx supervised by the professor René Doyon and the postdoctoral researcher Julien Rameau. She worked on the development of a program that enabled the identification of the spectral type of 51 Eridani b (51 Eri b), a giant exoplanet discovered by the Gemini Planet Imager in 2015. She also got familiar with infrared observations through observing missions at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic.

Supervisors

René DoyonJulien Rameau

Sabrina on her 2017 internship

See her interview here (translated from French)