Curriculum vitae

Audrey Thirouin
Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, 86001, Arizona, USA

mailto:thirouin@lowell.edu

Education

  • PhD: Study of Trans-Neptunian Objects using photometric techniques and numerical simulations, University of Granada, Spain, Degree awarded July 2013.
  • Master 2: Geosciences and Planetology, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2007.
  • Master 1: Science of the Universe and of the Earth, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2006.
  • Licence: General physics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2005.
  • DEUG: Physics and Chemistry, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2004.

Honors, Awards, and Professional Memberships

  • IAU Travel Grant awarded for the IAU XXIX General Assembly, Hawaii, 2015.
  • PhD degree with the maximum qualification “Cum Laude”.
  • PhD degree with the International Doctorate mention.
  • Hartmann Student Travel Grant awarded by the American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary Sciences to attend the annual meeting (2013).
  • Prize SEA-SF2A 2013: Characterization of Trans-Neptunian Objects using thermal radiometry and stellar occultation.
  • Three fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Science for short-term stays at the Observatory of Paris, at the Ondrejov Observatory and at the NASA-GSFC.
  • FPI fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science.
  • Member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • Member of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Astronomy (SEA)

Professional experience

  • Research Assistant (03/2009 to 09/2009): “Study of minor bodies using imaging techniques”. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Granada, Spain.
  • Research assistant (03/2006 to 06/2006): “Mineralogical and Chemical characterization of minerals included in the organic residues of primitive meteorites (Murchison, Orgueil and Kainsaz)”. Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse (CSNSM), CNRS-IN2P3, Orsay, France.
  • Research assistant (05/2005 to 06/2005): Search for an effect of precession in the rotation of the asteroid 287 Nephthys”. Institut de Mécanique Céleste et Calcul d’Ephémérides (IMCCE), Paris Observatory, France.
  • Research assistant (07/2004 to 09/2004): “Analysis of the temporal variability of the wind and surface temperature in Africa between 1993 and 2004”. Service d’Aéronomie, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Paris, France.
  • Research assistant (05/2004): “Analysis of the temporal variability of the wind and surface temperature in Tamanrasset between 1993 and 2004”. Service d’Aéronomie, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Paris, France.

Observational experience

  • More than 70 nights at the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT, Arizona, USA)
  • Two nights at the Perkins Telescope (Anderson Mesa, Arizona, USA); Certified user of this telescope.
  • One night at the MAYALL 4m (Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA).
  • Six nights at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) in 2011.
  • One night at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) in 2009.
  • Three nights at the 2.2 m Calar Alto Telescope (Almería, Spain) in 2008

Computing and Analysis

  • Programming and Computer Languages: IDL, Mathematica, Matlab, Notions in C, Pascal, FORTRAN.
  • Website, Database, Documentation and Presentation Development: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, LaTeX, LaTeX Beamer, HTML.
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows.
  • Specialty in astrometry and photometry of faint/bright objects with ground-based data.
  • Some spectroscopic works.
  • N-body simulations with PKDGRAV code.
  • Lightcurve modelling

Languages

  • French: native language.
  • English: fluent language.
  • Spanish: fluent language.
  • Italian: notions.

Participation and contributions in congress

48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held 20-24 March 2017, at The Woodlands, Texas.
Division for Planetary Science (16-21 October 2016, Pasadena, CA, USA):
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016):

Division for Planetary Science (8-13 November 2015, National Harbor, DC, USA):

29th IAU General Assembly (2-15 August 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA):

  • Poster: The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS): first photometric results.A. Thirouin et al.

Division for Planetary Science (9-14 November 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA):

European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) (September 07 – 12 2014, Cascais, Portugal):

  • Talk: Thermal short-time variability of Kuiper Belt Objects observed with Herschel,  P. Santos-Sanz, et al. including A. Thirouin.

Asteroids, Comets and Meteors (ACM) (June 30 – July 4 2014, Helsinki, Finland):

Division for Planetary Science (6-11 October 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA):

European Planetary Science Congress (8-13 September 2013, London, United Kingdom):
3rd workshop on Binaries in the Solar System (30 June-2 July 2013, Hawaii, the Big Island, USA):

Division for Planetary Science (14-19  October 2012, Reno, Nevada, USA):

European Planetary Science Congress (23-28  September 2012, Madrid, Spain):

Orbiting couples: “pas de deux” in the Solar System and the Milky Way (10-12 October 2011, Paris Observatory, Paris, France):

European Planetary Science Congress / Division for Planetary Science (2-7 October 2011, Nantes, France):

42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference  (7-11 March 2011, The Woodlands, Texas):

Division for Planetary Science (3-8 October 2010, Pasadena, California, USA):

European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) (20-24 September 2010, Rome, Italy):

Sociedad Española de Astronomía (September 2010, Madrid, Spain):

  • Poster: Short-term variability of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs, A. Thirouin et al.
  • Poster: Numerically Testing Likely Collisions on a Proto-Haumea, A. Thirouin et al.

TNO 2010: Dynamical and Physical properties of Trans-Neptunian Objects (24 June/1 July 2010, Philadelphia, USA):

  • Talk: Numerically Testing Likely Collisions on a Proto-Haumea, A. Thirouin et al.
  • Poster: A new approach to study KBOs long-term variability: when nights last 24 hours…, A. Thirouin et al.

38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 15-18 July 2010, Bremen, Germany:

Numerical Modeling of Asteroids as Granular Systems (NuMAGS), January 12-15, 2010, Paris Observatory, France.

Division for Planetary Science (3-8 October 2009, Puerto Rico):

European Planetary Science Congress 2009 (Postdam, Germany):

International Astronomical Union 2009 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil):

Asteroids Comets Meteors 2008 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA):

European Planetary Science Congress 2008 (Münster, Germany):

Herschel Meeting: “Preparation of the Herschel mission”, Granada, December 09-10, 2008.

Workshop on extragalactic surveys, Granada, October 22-24, 2008
¿Cómo diseñar, observar y reducir una campaña con OSIRIS?, Granada, September  15-16, 2008.
Cosmology across Cultures: Impact of the study of the Universe in Human thinking, Granada, September 08-12, 2008.