Prof. Didier Queloz is at the origin of the exoplanet revolution in astrophysics. Since 1995 where he discovered with Michel Mayor the first giant planet outside the solar system, he spent considerable effort improving the precision of the Doppler technique. In 2000, on this way back from a position at JPL, he developed with other colleagues the PRIMA-DDL system ESO/VLTI to detect of planetary orbits by astrometry. More recently he is involved in the emerging area of planetary transit detection where he is collaborating with the WASP team. He was as well a key actor in the first transit detection of a rocky planet by Corot.
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