MPIA staff member

Dr. Faustine Cantalloube  
Post-Doc at MPIA since 2017
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Max Planck Institute of Astronomy
Königstuhl 17
D69117 Heidelberg/Germany
Office: 134 A
Phone: (+49) 6221 528-260
Instrumentation for astrophysics, application to exoplanet imaging.
Image processing for high contrast imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks: Main application to the VLT/SPHERE instrument.
Single Conjugated Adaptive Optics of the first light E-ELT mid-infrared instrument METIS.
Guide in observatories (Nancay radioastronomie station,Paris observatory)
Animations at the amazing Palais de la Decouverte in Paris (a must go!)
Various lectures given at events such as Pint of Science, Astronomy on Tap - Heidelberg or other astronomy organizations.
Pedagogie: Astro Vers Tous (Astro towards everyone).
Other activities: Involvement in Femmes & Sciences.
Refereed publications:
The AO wind-driven halo in high-contrast imaging: Analysis of the wind-driven halo in VLT/SPHERE data, origins and impacts on the final performance of the instrument.
Asymmetry of the wind-driven halo in high-contrast imaging: Points-out and explains the presence of an asymmetry of the wind-driven halo in the latest generation of high-contrast instruments.
ANDROMEDA: Algorithm dedicated to point-source extraction in high-contrast images.
Successful applications on VLT/NaCo , VLT/SPHERE, Gemini/NICI, Gemini/GPI and Keck/NIRC2 data.
Other publications:
Peering through SPHERE Images, A Glance at Contrast Limitations: Describes the structures visible in the coronagraphic images delivered by VLT/SPHERE.
PhD thesis:
Ph.D thesis: Development of two algorithms ANDROMEDA (based on ADI) and MEDUSAE (for multispectral data).

Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge

EIDC website

NYRIA: Network for Young Researcher in Instrumentation for Astronomy

NYRIA website


Verantwortlich / Responsible: Faustine Cantalloube
Letzte Änderung / Last updated: 31 December 2017