The 2021 Chesneau prize was awarded to Mathias Novak for his work on exoplanets. Mathias Novak PhD title is : « The 2017 conjunction of Beta Pictoris b: the Life and Death of PicSat, followed by a VLTI/GRAVITY observation of the re-emergence ». It was successfully defended in 2019 at the Observatoire de Paris.
The 2019 Chesneau prize was awarded to Jozua de Boer for his work on high contrast imaging of proto-planetary disks (see ESO announcement here).
The prize was officially handed in Nice during the 2019 French Week of Astrophysics (SF2A).
Next prize will be awarded in 2021 (see guidelines for nomination here).
The 2017 Chesneau prize is awarded to Rachael Rottenbacher for her work on stellar surface spots imaging (see ESO announcement here).
The prize was officially handed in Nice during the 2017 "Physics of Evolved Stars" conference.
Next prize will be awarded in 2019 (see guidelines for nomination here).
The first Chesneau prize took place in Nice during the 2015 "Physics of Evolved Stars" conference, dedicated to the memory of Olivier Chesneau.
Julien Milli was awared the 2015 Chesneau prize his impressive achievements during is PhD in the field of high angular resolution and high-contrast imaging of faint discs around bright stars (see announcement here).