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Lavie Baptiste, Dr.

Academic Platform, Planetary Atmospheres, Formation & Evolution, Université de Genève, Département d'Astronomie
1290 Sauverny
+41 22 379 24 88

Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Victoriae mundis et mundis lacrima. Bon, ça ne veut absolument rien dire, mais je trouve que c’est assez dans le ton.” (Loth. Livre IV)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I am studying exoplanetary atmosphere using infrared and UV data. The goal is to contribute – a little – to our quest for knowledge, while taking – a lot – of pleasure.

How did you get into this research/work field?
I have always been attracted to the mysteries of our Universe. Life has then done is job : a series of meetings and opportunities brought me here.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Discovery of LAVIE elsewhere…

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
PlanetS offer me the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

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