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Rencontre avec Francesco Pepe, un acteur clé dans la recherche d’exoplanètes, July 2018: Swiss radio RTS - CQFD

Chasseurs suisse d’exoplanètes, February 2018: Swiss television RTS - Mise au point

‘Cielo’, Documentary movie by Alison McAlpine: Film, Trailer

Zoom sur un nouveau chasseur d’exoplanètes, July 2018: Swiss radio RTS - CQFD

A la chasse aux exoplanètes, December 2017: Swiss television RTS - Daily news at 19h30

ESPRESSO, le spectrographe qui permettra de mesurer la masse des exoplanètes, July 2017: Swiss television RTS - Tout un monde

Kepler-78b, The hot Earth, November 2013: Swiss radio RTS - QCFD, Deutschlandfunk, Discovery News

alpha Cen B, An Earth-mass planet around our neighbor, November 2012: SwissInfo

A la recherche d’une nouvelle Terre, May 2012: Swiss television RTS - Daily news 18h30

50 new planets with HARPS, September 2011: Astronomy Magazine

HD85512b - A new Earth, September 2011:

Selected scientific publications:

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  1. -Bonfils, X., Astudillo-Defru, N., Díaz, R., Almenara, J.-M., Forveille, T., Bouchy, F., Delfosse, X., Lovis, C., Mayor, M., Murgas, F., Pepe, F., Santos, N. C., Ségransan, D., Udry, S. & Wünsche, A., A temperate exo-Earth around a quiet M dwarf at 3.4 parsec (2018), A&A, 613, A25.

  2. -Bourrier, V., Lovis, C., Beust, H., Ehrenreich, D., Henry, G. W., Astudillo- Defru, N., Allart, R., Bonfils, X., Ségransan, D., Delfosse, X., Cegla, H. M., Wyttenbach, A., Heng, K., Lavie, B. & Pepe, F., Orbital misalignment of the Neptune-mass exoplanet GJ 436b with the spin of its cool star (2018), Nature, 553, 477. 

  3. -Astudillo-Defru, N., Díaz, R. F., Bonfils, X., Almenara, J. M., Delisle, J.-B., Bouchy, F., Delfosse, X., Forveille, T., Lovis, C., Mayor, M., Murgas, F., Pepe, F., Santos, N. C., Ségransan, D., Udry, S. & Wünsche, A., The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XLII. A system of Earth-mass planets around the nearby M dwarf YZ Ceti (2017), A&A, 605, L11.

  4. -Wyttenbach, A., Lovis, C., Ehrenreich, D., Bourrier, V., Pino, L., Allart, R., Astudillo-Defru, N., Cegla, H. M., Heng, K., Lavie, B., Melo, C., Murgas, F., Santerne, A., Ségransan, D., Udry, S. & Pepe, F., Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). I. Detection of hot neutral sodium at high altitudes on WASP-49b (2017), A&A, 602, A36.

  5. -Cersullo, F., Wildi, F., Chazelas, B. & Pepe, F., A new infrared Fabry-Pérot- based radial-velocity-reference module for the SPIRou radial-velocity spectrograph (2017), A&A, 601, A102.

  6. -Dittmann, J. A., Irwin, J. M., Charbonneau, D., Bonfils, X., Astudillo-Defru, N., Haywood, R. D., Berta-Thompson, Z. K., Newton, E. R., Rodriguez, J. E., Winters, J. G., Tan, T.-G., Almenara, J.-M., Bouchy, F., Delfosse, X., Forveille, T., Lovis, C., Murgas, F., Pepe, F., Santos, N. C., Udry, S., Wünsche, A., Esquerdo, G. A., Latham, D. W. & Dressing, C. D., A temperate rocky super-Earth transiting a nearby cool star (2017), Nature, 544, 333.

  7. -Lovis, C., Snellen, I., Mouillet, D., Pepe, F., Wildi, F., Astudillo-Defru, N., Beuzit, J.-L., Bonfils, X., Cheetham, A., Conod, U., Delfosse, X., Ehrenreich, D., Figueira, P., Forveille, T., Martins, J. H. C., Quanz, S. P., Santos, N. C., Schmid, H.-M., Ségransan, D. & Udry, S., Atmospheric characterization of Proxima b by coupling the SPHERE high-contrast imager to the ESPRESSO spectrograph (2017), A&A, 599, A16.

  8. -Dumusque, X., Glenday, A., Phillips, D. F., Buchschacher, N., Collier Cameron, A., Cecconi, M., Charbonneau, D., Cosentino, R., Ghedina, A., Latham, D. W., Li, C.-H., Lodi, M., Lovis, C., Molinari, E., Pepe, F., Udry, S., Sasselov, D., Szentgyorgyi, A. & Walsworth, R., HARPS-N Observes the Sun as a Star (2015), ApJ, 814, L21.

  9. -Motalebi, F., Udry, S., Gillon, M., Lovis, C., Ségransan, D., Buchhave, L. A., Demory, B. O., Malavolta, L., Dressing, C. D., Sasselov, D., Rice, K., Charbonneau, D., Collier Cameron, A., Latham, D., Molinari, E., Pepe, F., Affer, L., Bonomo, A. S., Cosentino, R., Dumusque, X., Figueira, P., Fiorenzano, A. F. M., Gettel, S., Harutyunyan, A., Haywood, R. D., Johnson, J., Lopez, E., Lopez- Morales, M., Mayor, M., Micela, G., Mortier, A., Nascimbeni, V., Philips, D., Piotto, G., Pollacco, D., Queloz, D., Sozzetti, A., Vanderburg, A. & Watson, C. A., The HARPS-N Rocky Planet Search. I. HD 219134 b: A transiting rocky planet in a multi-planet system at 6.5 pc from the Sun (2015), A&A, 584, A72.

  10. -Berta-Thompson, Z. K., Irwin, J., Charbonneau, D., Newton, E. R., Dittmann, J. A., Astudillo-Defru, N., Bonfils, X., Gillon, M., Jehin, E., Stark, A. A., Stalder, B., Bouchy, F., Delfosse, X., Forveille, T., Lovis, C., Mayor, M., Neves, V., Pepe, F., Santos, N. C., Udry, S. & Wünsche, A., A rocky planet transiting a nearby low-mass star (2015), Nature, 527, 204.

  11. -Wyttenbach, A., Ehrenreich, D., Lovis, C., Udry, S. & Pepe, F., Spectrally resolved detection of sodium in the atmosphere of HD 189733b with the HARPS spectrograph (2015), A&A, 577, A62.

  12. -Dressing, C. D., Charbonneau, D., Dumusque, X., Gettel, S., Pepe, F., Collier Cameron, A., Latham, D. W., Molinari, E., Udry, S., Affer, L., Bonomo, A. S., Buchhave, L. A., Cosentino, R., Figueira, P., Fiorenzano, A. F. M., Harutyunyan, A., Haywood, R. D., Johnson, J. A., Lopez-Morales, M., Lovis, C., Malavolta, L., Mayor, M., Micela, G., Motalebi, F., Nascimbeni, V., Phillips, D. F., Piotto, G., Pollacco, D., Queloz, D., Rice, K., Sasselov, D., Ségransan, D., Sozzetti, A., Szentgyorgyi, A. & Watson, C., The Mass of Kepler-93b and The Composition of Terrestrial Planets (2015), ApJ, 800, 135.

  13. -Pepe, Francesco; Ehrenreich, David; Meyer, Michael R., Instrumentation for the detection and characterization of exoplanets, Nature 513, 358-366 (2014), preprint here

  14. -Cegla, H. M., Lovis, C., Bourrier, V., Beeck, B., Watson, C. A. & Pepe, F., The Rossiter-McLaughlin effect reloaded: Probing the 3D spin-orbit geometry, differential stellar rotation, and the spatially-resolved stellar spectrum of star-planet systems (2016), A&A, 588, A127. Pepe, Francesco; Collier Cameron, Andrew; Latham, David W.; Molinari, Emilio; Udry, et al., An Earth-sized planet with an Earth-like density, Nature 503, 377-380 (2013), preprint here

  15. -Dumusque, Xavier, Pepe, Francesco, Lovis, Christophe, Ségransan, Damien, Sahlmann, Johannes, Benz, Willy, Bouchy, François, Mayor, Michel, Queloz, Didier, Santos, Nuno, et al. An Earth-mass planet orbiting -Centauri B, Nature,  vol. 491, p. 207 (2012)

  16. -Pepe, Francesco, Mayor, Michel, Lovis, Christophe, Benz, Willy, Bouchy, Fran{\c c}ois, Dumusque, Xavier, Queloz, Didier, Santos, Nuno C., Ségransan, Damien, & Udry, Stéphane Hunting for the lowest-mass exoplanets IAU Symposium,  vol. 276, p. 13 (2011)

  17. -Pepe, F., Lovis, C., Ségransan, D., Benz, W., Bouchy, F., Dumusque, X., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., Santos, N. C., & Udry, S. The HARPS search for Earth-like planets in the habitable zone. I. Very low-mass planets around HD 20794, HD 85512, and HD 192310 Astronomy and Astrophysics,  vol. 534, p. A58 (2011)

  18. -Pepe, Francesco A., Cristiani, Stefano, Rebolo Lopez, Rafael, Santos, Nuno C., Amorim, Antonio, Avila, Gerardo, Benz, Willy, Bonifacio, Piercarlo, Cabral, Alexandre, Carvas, Pedro, et al. ESPRESSO: the Echelle spectrograph for rocky exoplanets and stable spectroscopic observations Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series,  vol. 7735, p. (2010)

  19. -Figueira, P., Pepe, F., Melo, C. H. F., Santos, N. C., Lovis, C., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., Smette, A., & Udry, S., Radial velocities with CRIRES. Pushing precision down to 5-10 m/s, Astronomy and Astrophysics,  vol. 511, p. A55 (2010)

  20. -Wildi, François, Pepe, Francesco, Chazelas, Bruno, Lo Curto, Gaspare, & Lovis, Ch. A Fabry-Perot calibrator of the HARPS radial velocity spectrograph: performance report Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series,  vol. 7735, p. (2010)

  21. -Pepe, F. A. & Lovis, C. 2008, Physica Scripta Volume T From HARPS to CODEX: exploring the limits of Doppler measurements

  22. -Pepe, F., Correia, A. C. M., Mayor, M., Tamuz, O., Couetdic, J., Benz, W., Bertaux, J.-L., Bouchy, F., Laskar, J., Lovis, C., Naef, D., Queloz, D., Santos, N. C., Sivan, J.-P., Sosnowska, D., & Udry, S. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. VIII. μ Arae, a system with four planets

  23. -Pepe, F., Queloz, D., Henning, Th., Quirrenbach, A., Delplancke, F., Andolfato, L., Baumeister, H., Bizenberger, P., Bleuler, H., Chazelas, B., Dérie, F., Di Lieto, L., Duc, T. P., Duvanel, O., Fleury, M., Gillet, D., Graser, U., Koch, F., Launhardt, R., Maire, C., Mégevand, D., Michellod, Y., Moresmau, J.-M., Müllhaupt, P., Naranjo, V., Sache, L., Salvadé, Y., Simond, G., Sosnowska, D., Wagner, K., & Zago, L. 2008, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series The ESPRI Project: differential delay lines for PRIMA

  24. -Lovis, C. & Pepe, F. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics A new list of thorium and argon spectral lines in the visible

  25. -Lovis, C., Mayor, M., Pepe, F., Queloz, D., & Udry, S. 2008, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series Pushing Down the Limits of RV Precision with HARPS

  26. -Pepe, F., Bouchy, F., Queloz, D., & Mayor, M. 2003, Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets From CORALIE to HARPS: Towards 1 Meter/Sec RV Precision

  27. -Bouchy, F., Pepe, F., & Queloz, D. 2001, Astronomy and Astrophysics Fundamental photon noise limit to radial velocity measurements

Diploma and thesis works:

  1. -PhD thesis by A. Wyttenbach: Observations d’atmosphères exoplanétaires par spectroscopie de transmission à haute résolution (2017), directed by Prof. F. Pepe and Dr. Ch. Lovis

  2. -PhD thesis by X. Dunusque: Mitigating stellar signals in the quest for other Earths (2012), directed by Prof. S. Udry

  3. -PhD thesis P. Figueira: Radial Velocities in the Infra-Red - New Light Shed on Planets (2010)

  4. -PhD thesis Y. Michellod: Overactuated Systems Coordination (2008), directed by Prof. R. Bleuler

  5. -PhD thesis Ch. Lovis: Recherche de systèmes planétaires aux limites de la spectroscopie Doppler (2007), directed by Prof. M. Mayor

  6. -Msc diploma M. Cretignier: Mitigating stellar activity in radial velocities. Improvement towards the lightest planets searching quest (2018), directed by Dr. X. Dumusque and F. Pepe

  7. -Msc Diploma by E. Obrzud: Referenced Fabry-Pérot Etalon for the precise wavelength calibration of spectro-velocimeters (2015), directed by Dr. F. Wildi

  8. -Msc diploma Antolinez: Banc d’essais de fibres de spectrographe à vitesses radiales (2005), directed by Prof. F. Wildi

  9. -Msc diploma by Ch. Lovis: Cellule à iode pour HARPS (2002), directed by Prof. M. Mayor

  10. -Stage J. Isambert: CTI de capteurs CCD (2008), directed by Prof. F. Bouchy

  11. -Stage A.-E. Lagny: Etude d’un étalon de Fabry-Pérot pour la mesure des vitesses Radiales stellaires de très haute précision (2007)

  12. -Stage Chetail: Etude d'un nouveau système de contrôle (composants électroniques et logiciel) pour le télescope suisse «EULER » situé à La Silla, Chili. (2005)

  13. -Stage S. Jannin: Improving wavelength calibration on HARPS (2004)

  14. -Stage F. Galland: Influence des conditions d’observations sur les mesures de vitesse radiale (2001)

Courses and classes:

  1. a)Fondements de l’Astronomie Observationelle (14A008)

  2. b)Techniques et méthodes d'observations en astronomie moderne (19A024). See also here for the PPT presentations of this course (delivered by several colleagues)

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