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Thibault Cavalié

I am currently working as Research Scientist for the CNRS at the LAB institute (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux) and I am also affiliated to the LESIA institute (Laboratoire d’Etudes Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en Astrophysique) of the Paris Observatory.

I am working on the preparation of the European Space Agency JUICE mission (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) as “Jupiter” Working Group co-lead. I am also co-I of the Submillimetre Wave Instrument (SWI) of this mission.

My research focuses on the study of planetary atmospheres, especially those of the Solar System giant planets, by means of (sub-)millimeter observations. I am analyzing Herschel and ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) data and I use thermochemical and photochemical models to interpret them.

Deducing Jupiter’s Stratospheric Circulation From Its Composition

Jupiter is the king of all planets in the Solar System. It is the largest one, mostly composed of gas, and is thought to have formed earlier than most of the rocky planets – including Earth – in the history […]