Primary Advisor: Rene Doyon
Thomas Vandal received his B.Sc. from McGill University in 2020. During his undergraduate studies, Thomas completed two summer internships at the Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx) under the supervision of René Doyon, Julien Rameau and Lauren Weiss. He worked on modelling the stellar pulsations of Beta Pictoris using Gaussian Processes (GPs) to enable better orbital characterization of this planetary system. He pursued this work during the first months of his M.Sc. at Universté de Montréal with René Doyon. He now works with high-resolution infra-red spectrographs, analyzing high-precision radial velocity data to constrain the mass and orbit of exoplanets around low mass stars. More recently, he also started to study exoplanet atmospheres through high-resolution spectroscopy.