David Charbonneau

David Charbonneau ( born 1974 ) is a Canadian astronomer and professor of astronomy at Harvard University.

Charbonneau received the 1996 BSc in Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toronto. At Harvard University, he received the 2001 Ph.D. in astronomy. 1999, when he was still a student, he succeeded with a 4 -inch telescope in the proof of an Exoplanet vorbeizog front of its parent star. He is the founder of the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey to the discovery of exoplanets and pioneer in the field of atmospheric science of exoplanets. He is the co-discoverer of GJ 1214 b and HD 209458 b has analyzed in detail, among other things.


  • 2004 Robert J. Trumpler Award
  • 2006-2008 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 2006-2011 David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • 2006 NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
  • 2007 Discover Magazine Scientist of the Year (2007)
  • 2009 National Science Foundation 's Alan T. Waterman Award ( 2009)
  • 2012 Sackler Prize