Dr. Stephane Blondin


Academic positionAssociate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
Research fieldsAstrophysics and Astronomy
Keywordsgravitational wave sources, radiative transfer, Supernovae and transient objects, spectral analysis algorithms, observational cosmology

Current contact address

CityMarseille CEDEX 13
InstitutionAix-Marseille Universite

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Bruno LeibundgutOffice for Science, Europäische Südsternwarte (ESO), Garching
Start of initial sponsorship01/01/2023


2022Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Dr. Blondin is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions to the physics of stellar explosions and their use in cosmology. He demonstrated how cosmic time dilation, a prediction of General Relativity, works in the evolution of very distant supernovae. Dr. Blondin also provides deep insight into stellar thermonuclear explosions and how light emerges from these cosmic cauldrons. In Germany, he contributes to a project to measure the cosmic expansion rate with supernovae