National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
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Giles Helen, Dr.


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.
“To err is human. To really foul up requires the root password.” (Anon)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
To find exoplanets hidden in light curves. Most important goal? Get there first.

How did you get into this research/work field?
Honest answer? Doctor Who.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
The world discovers that women are just as capable as men. And treat them as such.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
It is a collaboration that, together, has enough weight to get science done. It provides the support needed to push yourself higher, and the community for when something goes wrong.

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