Didier Queloz

Didier Queloz
Didier Queloz, 2012 (cropped).jpg
Queloz in 2012
Born (1966-02-23) 23 February 1966 (age 53)
NationalitySwiss
EducationUniversity of Geneva (MS, DEA, PhD)
Known forFirst person to find planets outside of our solar system
AwardsWolf Prize in Physics (2017)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2019)
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
Institutions
Recherches liées à la spectroscopie par corrélation croisée numérique; (INTER-TACOS: guide de l'utilisateur) (1995)
Doctoral advisorMichel Mayor

Didier Patrick Queloz (French pronunciation: ​[didje kəlo, kelo]; born on 23 February 1966) is a Swiss astronomer. He is a professor at the University of Cambridge,[1] where he is also a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as a professor at the University of Geneva.[2] Together with Michel Mayor in 1995, he discovered 51 Pegasi b, the first extrasolar planet orbiting a sun-like star, 51 Pegasi.[3] For this discovery, he shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics with James Peebles and Michel Mayor. He also recently said that humans will be able to find alien life in the next 30 years [4][5]

Early life and education

Queloz was born in Switzerland, on 23 February 1966.[6][7]

Queloz studied at the University of Geneva where he subsequently obtained a MSc degree in physics in 1990, a DEA in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 1992, and a PhD degree in 1995 with Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor as his doctoral advisor.[8]

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