Dr Vincent Henault-Brunet
I completed my PhD at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, where I was awarded a SUPA prize studentship to work on the VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey under the supervision of Chris Evans. I obtained my MSc in astrophysics from Université de Montréal and my BSc in physics from McGill University.
I moved to the University of Surrey in the summer of 2013 to work as a research fellow. I also hold a postdoctoral research fellowship grant from the FRQNT (Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologies).
I am generally interested in the dynamical evolution of star clusters (both young massive clusters and old globular clusters) and its connections to the formation of multiple populations in globular clusters. I study the kinematics of stars in clusters with the help of multi-object and IFU spectroscopic observations, and soon with proper motions from the Gaia satellite. As part of the working group on collisional systems for the Gaia Challenge collaboration, I work on improving methods to compare data to detailed dynamical models. I am also interested in massive stars, in particular their binary properties and the kinematics of massive runaway stars.