Clément Baruteau

   CNRS researcher
   IRAP, University of Toulouse

Curriculum Vitae

Research positions


  • 2004: Agrégation in Physics (competitive examination for the recruitment, among others, of University Lecturers in France).
  • 1999-2001: Preparatory classes (a two-year intensive course in advanced mathematics and physics to prepare the admission to French Grandes Ecoles), Lycée Descartes (Tours).

Research interests

Exoplanets, formation and evolution of planetary systems (planetary migration, star-planet tidal interactions), physics of protoplanetary discs, astrophysical fluid dynamics.

Grants and awards

  • Bonus award "Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche" from CNRS (since 2016).
  • IDEX Grant "Nouveaux Entrants" from the University of Toulouse (2015-2016).
  • Bursary from the Council of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (Dynamics of Discs and Planets Workshop, Cambridge, 2009).
  • Student Stipend Award of the American Astronomical Society (Division on Dynamical Astronomy conference, Boulder, 2008).
  • Student fellowship at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2001-2005).

Synergistic activities and responsibilities

  • Member of the SPIRou science team: co-responsible for the Work Package "Common Studies of Planetary Systems".
  • Organizational committee member of the 2015 French Society of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
  • Reviewer for Nature, MNRAS, ApJ, A&A, CeDMA, Space Science Reviews and for several funding agencies.
  • Group seminar organizer for the Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics group at DAMTP (2011-2013) and at IRAP (since 2017).
  • Co-developer of the hydrodynamic code FARGO.


  • Contributions to PhD theses: J. Champion (2016-, University of Toulouse, supervisor: O. Berné), G. Mirouh (2013-2016, University of Toulouse, supervisors: M. Rieutord and J. Ballot), M. Guenel (2013-2016, CEA Saclay, supervisor: S. Mathis), S. Lines (2012-2016, University of Bristol, supervisor: Z. Leinhardt).
  • Internships: N. Nesme (2017, 5th-year at University of Toulouse, co-supervision with L. Jouve), M. Barraza (2016, graduate student at Universidad de Chile), F. Thuillet (2016, Supaero/5th-year at University of Toulouse), G. Cazalet (2016, 5th-year at University of Toulouse, co-supervision with L. Jouve), G. Medjdoub (2015, 4th-year at University of Toulouse), M. Pech (2014, 1st-year at Supaero), G. Robbins (2013, 2nd-year at ENSTA-ParisTech, co-supervision with J. Papaloizou), F. Meru (2010, research project at the ISIMA Summer School), J. Fung (2010, research project at the ISIMA Summer School), M. Gong (2010, Tsinghua University, co-supervision with D. Lin).


  • 2016-: Master’s course Formation and Evolution of Planetary Sciences, University of Toulouse (10h/year)
  • 2014-: Master’s seminars, Astrophysics Master, University of Toulouse (2h/year).
  • 2012-2013: Supervisions, University of Cambridge, Part II Astrophysics course Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (20h).
  • 2006-2008: Teaching assistant, Université Paris VI (136h). First-year undergraduate course Mechanics and Hydrodynamics: conducted supervisions in small groups (3 students) and large groups (30 students), supervised practicals and lectured one course.
  • 2004-2006: Teaching assistant, Lycée Decour (Paris, 100h). Oral examinations in physics and chemistry to second-year students in preparatory classes for French Grandes Ecoles.


  • Cold dust emission from large-scale vortices induced by gap-opening planets: University of Bern (2017), IRAP/Toulouse (2017).
  • Dust concentration in lopsided transition discs: Universidad de Chile/Santiago (2016), Leiden Observatory (2016), IRAP/Toulouse (2016), IPAG/Grenoble (2016, French workshop on disc asymmetries), CRAL/Lyon (2015).
  • Planet-disc interactions and the early evolution of planetary systems: IRAP/Toulouse (2014), ETH Zürich (2014), Pontificia Universidad Católica/Santiago (2014).
  • How important is planet migration in shaping the diversity of exo-planetary systems?: LESIA/Observatoire de Meudon (2013), Bern University (2013).
  • Disc-planets interactions and the diversity of period ratios in Kepler’s multiple planet systems: Institute of Astronomy/Cambridge (2013), DAMTP/Cambridge (2013), IRAP/Toulouse (2013).
  • Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems: UTINAM/Besançon (2013), DAMTP/Cambridge (2012).
  • Inertial waves in differentially rotating stars and planets: DAMTP/Cambridge (2011).
  • Rapid inward migration of planets formed by gravitational instability: Queen Mary University of London (2011), Bristol University (2011), Tübingen (2011).
  • Planetary migration: basics, recent results, and new challenges: TiTech/Tokyo (2011), Nagoya University (2011), UC Santa Cruz (2010).
  • Migrating binary stars near the Galactic Center: DAMTP/Cambridge (2011), IRAP/Toulouse (2010).
  • Planets and stars migrating adventures: IRAP/Toulouse (2009), CEA Saclay (2009), UC Santa Cruz (2009).
  • Planetary migration in protoplanetary discs: LAB/Bordeaux (2008), OCA/Nice (2008), IAP/Paris (2008), MPIA/Heidelberg (2008).

Talks at international Conferences and Workshops

  • Magnetic Topologies of Young Stars & the Survival of close-in massive Exoplanets workshop, Toulouse (2015, invited talk).
  • Protoplanetary Disk Dynamics and Planet Formation workshop, Yokohama (2015, invited talk).
  • Exoplanets in Lund 2015 (invited talk).
  • Millenium ALMA Disk advanced school and workshop, Santiago (2014, invited lecture).
  • PLATO Meeting Theory, London (2014).
  • ISSI-Beijing workshop: The Disk in Relation to The Formation of Planets And Their Protoatmospheres, Beijing (2014, invited review).
  • CoRoT / KASC joint meeting, Toulouse (2014).
  • European Planetary Science Congress, Madrid (2012).
  • Planet Formation and Evolution, Munich (2012).
  • Workshop on rotational dynamics for planetary and stellar applications, Marseille (2012).
  • Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Flow: Baroclinic Instability and Protoplanetary Accretion Disks, Ringberg castle (2011).
  • Star Formation Workshop, NAOJ/Tokyo (2011).
  • Planetary Population Synthesis Workshop, Ringberg castle (2010).
  • International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics (ISIMA summer school), UC Santa Cruz (2010).
  • Dynamics of Astrophysical Disks, Beijing (2010).
  • Workshop on Dynamics of Discs and Planets, Cambridge (2009).
  • Planet Formation and Evolution: The Solar System and Extrasolar Planets, Tübingen (2009).
  • Solar-Extrasolar Meeting, Nasa Ames (2009).
  • Workshop on accretion disks, Beijing (2008).
  • Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Boulder (2008).
  • IAU Symposium 249 - Exoplanets: Detection, Formation and Dynamics, Suzhou (2007).