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Michaël Gillon
Research Associate, University of Liège, Belgium

Michaël Gillon is a FNRS researcher at the University of Liège, Belgium. He leads the TRAPPIST and SPECULOOS surveys for rocky exoplanets. His work has been published in multiple scientific journals, including Nature. He was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2017.

Written by Michaël Gillon