Franck Marchis

Franck Marchis is a senior planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute and Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at Unistellar.

During his Ph.D. he has traveled around the world for his research and for the sake of exploration.

He is known for astronomical research published in Nature and other high-ranking journals, including discovery of the first triple-asteroid system in 2005 and direct imaging of the first Jupiter-like exoplanet in 2015, and more.

Marchis is also involved in startups focused on science outreach and astronomy, and joined Unistellar as a Chief Scientific Officer and VR2Planets as a scientific advisor in 2017.