Valéry Lainey

I am an astronomer of the Paris Observatory currently working at the JPL under the senior NPP program.


Education: 
  • 2017 HDR Observatoire de Paris (French thesis that gives the right to supervise PhD students)
  • 2002 PhD in Astronomy – Observatoire de Paris

Research Interests: 

Dynamics, astrometry, planetary systems, tides



Selected Awards: 
  • 2017 - present Senior NPP, JPL
  • 2006 - present Astronomer at the Paris Observatory, Paris, France
  • 2004 - 2006 Post-doc position at the Royal Observatory of Belgium
  • 2003 - Invited fellow at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Selected Publications: 
  • Lainey et al., Strong tidal dissipation in Io and Jupiter from astrometric observations, Nature 459, 957-959 (2009).
  • Lainey et al., Strong Tidal Dissipation in Saturn and Constraints on Enceladus' Thermal State from Astrometry, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 752, Issue 1, article id. 14, 19 pp. (2012).
  • Lainey et al., First numerical ephemerides of the Martian moons, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 465, Issue 3, April III 2007, pp.1075-1084 (2007)
Address: 
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 8183542623