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Dr. Loïc Albert

JWST/NIRISS | Université de Montréal
Instrument Scientist (research associate)
I am an astronomer specialized in observational astronomy and astronomical instrumentation. Starting with the Ph.D. thesis, I have always combined work on infrared instruments with science projects involving brown dwarfs or exoplanets. After a B.Sc. in Physics at McGill, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), I worked for 5 years as a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) where I was the instrument scientist for WIRCam, a wide field infrared imager. In 2010, I joined the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project at UdeM in the team of René Doyon, who is principal investigator of FGS/NIRISS, one of the four JWST science instruments, and only Canadian instrument. My current position is NIRISS instrument scientist, it is based at UdeM, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. My work involves instrument testing, optics design in the lab as well as data simulation, data reduction pipeline and science planning. One of my main tasks is also to support the Canadian community with planning their JWST time proposals and data reduction. It will be a pleasure to help if you have ideas to use the JWST for an exciting science project.

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Thursday, October 18