Patrick Gaulme

Born on July 22nd 1978 in Paris
French citizen


  • August 2014: Research Astronomer at Apache Point Observatory and New Mexico State University (USA)
      - Night Astronomer for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey SDSS IV
      - Research: asteroseismology of main-sequence and evolved solar-like stars
      - Research: seismology of giant planets
  • November 2011-July 2014: Postdoc at the New Mexico State University (USA)
      - Asteroseismology of Red-Giant stars in Eclipsing Binary systems from NASA Kepler mission data
      - Exoplanets: Atmospheric properties of Hot Jupiters from NASA Kepler mission data
      - Jovian seismology and aeronomy: high resolution Doppler Spectrometry and Visible Photometry
  • 2008-2011: Postdoc at IAS (Orsay, France)
      - Asteroseismology and exoplanets: CoRoT and Kepler data analysis
      - Jovian seismology and aeronomy: instrument scientist of the Doppler spectro-imager DSI-ECHOES (EJSM payload proposal)
  • 2007-2008: Teacher Assistant Postdoc at Observatoire de Paris at LESIA
      Venus: study of atmospheric dynamics with high resolution spectroscopy (observation, data processing and analysis)
  • 2005-2007: Postdoc at Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice
      Jovian seismology: radial velocity measurements of Jupiter's upper troposphere (observation, data analysis)
  • 2002-2005: PhD student at Observatoire de Paris at LESIA
      Jovian seismology: study of oscillations with visible photometry and Doppler spectrometry (modeling, observation, data processing)


    2005: PhD in Astrophysics at Université Paris VI and Observatoire de Paris at LESIA (France)
    2002: Master's degree (DEA) in Astrophysics and Instrumentation at Université Paris VI (France)
    2001: Maîtrise in Physics of Université Paris Sud, done at Universita' degli studi di Pisa (Italy)
    2000: Bachelor's Degree (Licence) in Physics at Université Paris Sud, Orsay (France)

    Teaching and Popular Science

    2012-present: Co-Advisor of Graduate Student Jean McKeever at NMSU on Red-Giant stars
    2012-present: Advisor of Undegraduate Student Mercedes Maldonado at NMSU on Exoplanets
    2010: Research trainee Advisor of an Undergraduate Student on Terrestrial Seismology (3 months)
    2009: Research trainee Advisor of a Graduate Student on Venus atmospheric study (3 months)
    2007- 2008: Teaching Assistant at Observatoire de Paris (96 h)
    2006-2007: Teaching at the Immaginario Scientifico Science center, Trieste, Italy (180 h)
    1997-2004: Voluntary worker in the popular Science association Planète Sciences

    Functions in the Astrophysical community

    Co-Investigator of the DI-Echoes instrument proposal for the JUICE ESA mission (ex-EJSM)
    Member of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium
    Member of the Echo Working group (ESA class-M mission candidate for Exoplanets)
    Instrument scientist of the former DSI-ECHOES instrument proposal for the EJSM ESA mission)
    Coordinator of the Kepler data analysis team at IAS for asteroseimology
    Member of the Japanese/French program for coordinated observation of Venus
    Member of the former Origins and Atmosphere working groups of the EJSM consortium
    Member of the DPS and the Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A)

    Additional skills

  • Languages: French (mother tongue), English (fluent), Italian (bilingual), Spanish (basic)
  • Computer: programming in MATLAB, IDL, Fortran 77-95; operating systems Mac OS X, Windows, Linux; software Latex, Word, Powerpoint, Illustrator