Jérémie Vaubaillon


Specialized in research on meteoroids and their relationship with comets and asteroids. Meteoroids are sub-mm to meter size remnants of comet outgasing or asteroid collisions. They produce meteors (aka shooting stars) when they enter a planet atmosphere.
My work is focused on the peculiar dynamics of meteoroids in the Solar System in order to derive the origin, age, life time expectancy and occurrence of meteor showers at planets. Among very successful predictions are e.g. the Leonids 2002 or Draconids 2011.
Since 2010, the absence of meteor observation means in France has been supplied by the CABERNET and the FRIPON projects, aiming respectively to measure very accurate orbits, and the determination of the origin of meteorites, as well as the recovery of meteorite falls.

Teaching duty: co-director of the "DU-ECU" ; every year, several students are hired for internships: engineers, Master students (M1 and M2) ; several public outreach and popularization of astronomy conferences

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