Vivien Parmentier

Vivien Parmentier

Associate professor
Atmospheres, Ocean and Planetary Physics
Departement of physics
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Vivien.parmentier at

Main research topics

I am mostly interested in planetary astrophysics. More specifically, I work on gas giant atmospheres. I use both analytical and numerical approches to infer their characteristics and how they affect the evolution of the planet.

Recent publications

- Parmentier V. , Fortney J., Showman, A., Morley, C., Marley M. Transitions in the cloud composition of hot Jupiters, 2016, ApJ,828,22 (arXiv, ApJ )
- Line, M., Parmentier,V. The Influence of Non-Uniform Cloud Cover on Transit Transmission Spectra ,2016, ApJ ,820,78 (ArXiv,ApJ)
- Parmentier V. , Guillot T., Fortney J., Marley M. A non-grey analytical model for irradiated atmospheres II. Analytical vs. numerical solutions, 2015, A&A,574, A35 (arXiv, A&A)

Recent news

My article on ultra hot Jupiters got some press : NASA press release. Articles in english: Articles in French : Le Monde , Le Temps, Science et avenir , articles in spanish, polish .
My article on hot Jupiters clouds is featured : Nasa press release , the New Scientist, Astronomy magazine and the MITgcm blog. Article in italian , chinese
My PhD thesis is now available online.
Une planète extrasolaire couverte de nuages article in the french newspaper Le Figaro
NASA Space Telescopes Find Patchy Clouds on Exotic World NASA press release on Kepler-7b.
A scorched world with snow black and smoky in the New scientist

Main collaborators

1D atmospheric modeling are done in collaboration with Tristan Guillot (OCA, Nice), Jonathan Fortney (UCSC, Santa-Cruz), Mark Marley (NASA Ames, Mountain View) and Richard Freedman (SETI institute)

3D numerical models are done in collaboration with Adam Showman (University of Arizona, Tucson) and Yuan Lian (Ashima research).

Other works are carried out with Diana Valencia (MIT, Boston), Brice-Olivier Demory (MIT, Boston), Christophe Mordasini (MPIA, Heidelberg), Jean-Michel Désert (Caltech), David Sing (University of Exeter) and Alain Lecavelier des Etangs (IAP,Paris)