Didier Queloz

Professor of Astrophysics


Didier Queloz is professor of astrophysics at Cambridge and Geneva University. He is at the origin of the exoplanet revolution in astrophysics. In 1995 he discovered with Michel Mayor the first giant planet outside the solar system, since, he has detected more than hundred new exoplanets. Recently he is involved in the emerging area of planetary transit detection, first detection of rocky planets and planet atmosphere characterization.