Marc Audard
Maitre d'enseignement et de recherche
   
   
Email: Marc.Audard@unige.ch
Office: ISDC C110
Telephone: +41 (22) 379 - 2166
Fax: +41 (22) 379 - 2133


Leader of the Star formation group in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Geneva.


Research Interests:

- Young stellar objects, pre-main sequence stars, accretion disks, star formation, cool stars, brown dwarfs
- Magnetic activity, coronal heating, flares, chromospheric evaporation (Neupert effect), coronal structures
- Coronal abundances, (inverse)-First Ionization Potential effect, opacity effects, plasma densities
- Other topics: Hot stars, supersoft sources, neutron stars, microquasars
- X-rays, extreme ultraviolet, radio, infrared, millimeter
- XMM-Newton, Chandra, Suzaku, Spitzer, Herschel, IRAM, ALMA, VLA, ATCA, IXO, BeppoSAX, EUVE



Member of the Taurus Molecular Cloud Survey with XMM-Newton and Spitzer.



See my full CV in PDF, and my list of publications

Education and Positions:

2012 - present Maitre d'enseignement et de recherche, ISDC & Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva
2012 - present Scientist, ASTRO-H European Science Support Center, University of Geneva
 
2006 - 2011 Swiss NSF Professor, ISDC & Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva
 
2005 - 2006 Associate Research Scientist, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University
 
2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University
 
2002 - 2003 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University

2002

Ph.D. Astrophysics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ)
"Extreme Ultraviolet and X-Ray Studies of Flare Heating and Elemental Composition of Stellar Coronae"

1998-2002

Research assistant at the Laboratory for Astrophysics, Paul Scherrer Institut and PhD student at ETHZ

1998

M.Sc. Physics, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
"X-Ray Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei"


Teaching Experience:

2010- Course "Interstellar matter and star formation" (University of Geneva)
 
2009-2010 Course "Observational techniques and methods in modern astronomy" (University of Geneva)
 
2007- Supervision of a graduate student (University of Geneva)
  PhD project (Carla Baldovin Saavedra)
 
2006- Supervision of Physics III and IV astronomy labs (University of Geneva)
 
2003-2006 Supervision of 3 undergraduate students (Columbia University)
  Research Projects of Physics Undergraduates Students (Jin Suh, Julius Donisan, and Jennifer Lynne Blum)
 
2001 Co-supervision of 3 undergraduate students (Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech. Zürich)
  Research Projects (Vordiplom) of Physics Undergraduates Students (Anton Sres, Matthias Horvath, Cristina Escoda)
 
2000-2002 Teaching Assistant in General Physics (Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech. Zürich)
  Physics Exercises Instructor
 
1998-2002 Teaching Assistant in Astronomy & Astrophysics (Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech. Zürich)
  Astronomy Lab Instructor
 
1998 Teaching and Research Assistant in Astronomy & Astrophysics (University of Lausanne)
  Astronomy Exercises Instructor for Physics Undergraduates. Research Project in Astronomy
 
1995-1998 Teaching Assistant in General Physics (University of Lausanne)
  Physics Lab Instructor for Medicine and Biology Students
 


Fellowships and Grant Awards:

2006-2010 Swiss NSF Professorship (1,200,000 CHF = $1,000,000)


Chandra AO7 Total of $88,259 awarded in NASA grants


Spitzer AO2 Total of $113,000 awarded in NASA grants
 
XMM AO4 Total of $81,300 awarded in NASA grants
 
Chandra AO6 Total of $94,795 awarded in NASA grants
 
Spitzer AO1 Total of $11,800 awarded in NASA grant
 
Integral AO2 Total of $15,000 awarded in NASA grant
 
Chandra AO5 Total of $70,320 awarded in NASA grants
 
XMM AO3 Total of $31,000 awarded in NASA grants
 
Chandra AO4 Total of $101,538 awarded in NASA grants
 
XMM AO2 Total of $59,640 awarded in NASA grants
 
2002-2003 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Young Postdoctoral Researchers
 
1998-2002 Several "Young Researcher" Grants in Switzerland


Selected Publications: (FULL LIST: CLICK HERE)

Audard, M., Stringfellow, G.S., Güdel, M., Skinner, S.L., Walter, F.M., Guinan, E.F., Hamilton, R.T., Briggs, K.R., & Baldovin-Saavedra, C. 2010, A&A, 511, 63: PDF
"A multi-wavelength study of the young star V1118 Orionis in outburst."

Audard, M., Osten, R.A., Brown, A., Briggs, K.R., Güdel, M., Hodges-Kluck, E., & Gizis, J.E. 2007, A&A, 471, L63: PDF
"A Chandra X-ray Detection of the L Dwarf Binary Kelu-1: Simultaneous Chandra and Very Large Array Observations."

Audard, M., Briggs, K.R., Grosso, N., Güdel, M., Scelsi, L., Bouvier, J., & Telleschi, A. 2007, A&A, 468, 379 (XEST issue): PDF
"The XMM-Newton Optical Monitor Survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud."

Audard, M., Güdel, M., Skinner, S.L., Briggs, K.R., Walter, F.M., Stringfellow, G., Hamilton, R.T., & Guinan, E.F. 2005, ApJ, 635, L81: PDF
"X-Ray Spectral Variability During an Outburst in V1118 Ori."

Audard, M., Brown, A., Briggs, K.R., Güdel, M., Telleschi, A., & Gizis, J.E. 2005, ApJ Letters, 625, L63: PDF
"A Deep Look at the T-Type Brown Dwarf Binary ε Indi Bab with Chandra and ATCA."

Audard, M., Telleschi, A., Güdel, M., Skinner, S.L., Pallavicini, R., & Mitra-Kraev, U. 2004, ApJ, 617, 531: PDF
"Some Like it Hot: The X-Ray Emission of the Giant Star YY Mensae."

Audard, M. 2004, in "Proc. 13th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun", Hamburg (Germany), 5-9 July 2004, F.Favata et al., eds. (ESA-SP), in press: PDF
"X-Rays of Stellar Coronae with Chandra and XMM-Newton: Flares and Elemental Composition in Stellar Atmospheres (Invited review)."

Audard, M., Güdel, M., & Skinner, S.L. 2003, ApJ, 589, 983 : PDF
"Separating the X-Ray Emissions of UV Ceti A and B with Chandra."

Audard, M. 2003, Adv. Space Res., 32, 927 : PDF
"Investigations of Stellar Coronae with XMM-Newton (Invited Review)."

Audard, M., Güdel, M., Sres, A., Raassen, A.J.J., & Mewe, R. 2003, A&A, 398, 1137 : PDF
"A Study of Coronal Abundances in RS CVn Binaries."

Audard, M. 2002, Doctoral thesis, (Göttingen:Cuvillier), ISBN 3-89873-396-3, 192p : Buy it!
"Extreme Ultraviolet and X-Ray Studies of Flare Heating and Elemental Composition of Stellar Coronae."

Audard, M., Güdel, M., Mewe, R. 2001, A&A, 365, L318 : PDF
"The XMM-Newton View of Stellar Coronae: Flare Heating in the Coronae of HR 1099."

Audard, M., Behar, E., Güdel, M., Raassen, A.J.J., Porquet, D., Mewe, R., Foley, C.R., Bromage, G.E. 2001, A&A, 365, L329 : PDF
"The XMM-Newton View of Stellar Coronae: High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of Capella."


Last update: 2013 February 13

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