Current responsabilities

Co-chairman of the ESA Euclid Solar System Working Group

Following my prospective work on the capabilities of the ESA Euclid mission to study solar system objects (Carry, 2017) we have set up a Solar System Working Group within the Euclid consortium that I co-chair with Bruno Altieri (ESA). The aim of this group is to deliver catalogs of astrometry and photometry together with spectral classification for about 105 small bodies as Legacy Science.

Co-chairman of the Working Group 2: Ground-Based Observations of the ESA under-study HERA mission

Together with Petr Pravec and Julia de Leon, I co-chair the Working Group related to ground-based observations within the HERA investigation team. We are organizing the effort to characterize Didymos, the main target of both the NASA DART and ESA HERA missions, as well as the potential flyby targets.

ESA Gaia Consortium: DU459 Leader

Since 2012, I am involved in the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) of the ESA Gaia astrometry mission. I am the leader of the DU459 (a.k.a. the Gaia Follow-Up Network of Solar System Objets), the development unit within DPAC in charge of the dissemination of alerts on newly discovered solar system objects.

Member of the ESO Scientific and Technical Committee for the ELT

Since 2015, I am a member of the ELT sub-committee of the ESO STC. We provide advises to the Scientific and Technical Committee on all the topics related to the future 39 m telescope being built by ESO, the ELT.

Elected member of the Lagrange laboratory (OCA) council

Since early 2018, I am an elected member of the council of the Lagrange laboratory, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA).

Referee for peer-review journals

I am often refereeing articles for scientific journals, including the Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Earth, Moon & Planets, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Icarus, Planetary & Space Science, and Science.


Laureate of the Young Researcher Prize 2017 of the SF2A

The French Astronomical and Astrophysical Society (SF2A) awarded me its Young Researcher Prize in 2017 for my work on the physical and spectral characterization of the minor bodies of our Solar System.

Asteroid 1981 ES35 named BenoitCarry

In 2012, the asteroid (8467) of provisional designation 1981 ES35 has been named in my honour. The ceremony took place during the Asteroids, Comets, Meteors meeting in Niigata, Japan. You can find informations on asteroid (8467) BenoitCarry here.

Two-years Research Fellowship granted at the European Space Agency (ESA)

In 2010, I was offered a two-years Research Fellowship at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2012, the ESA granted me a one-year extension of the Research Fellowship.

Past responsabilities

Member of the Scientific Council of PADC (2013-2017)

I represent the IMCCE at the scientific council of Paris Astronomical Data Center (PADC) (ex VO-Paris), the regional center gathering databases and Web services developed within the Virtual Observatory.

Head of the research team ACME at the IMCCE (2014-2015)

I have been elected head of the new research team "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Ephemerides" (ACME) of the IMCCE during its formation process in 2014, until I moved to the Lagrange laboratory, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, (OCA).

Member of the ESO Observing Program Committee (2012)

I have been invited as Panel Member for the OPC, reviewing proposals for observing time for the ESO periods 90 and 91.

Organization of meetings and conferences

When SOC LOC Title Place
November 22-24, 2018 Euclid-France Days OCA, Nice
November 7-8, 2017 Workshop on Minor Planet Databases UNS, Nice
November 24-26, 2016 Workshop on the Solar System Science with Euclid OCA, Nice
May 26, 2016 Workshop on Astrophysics/Instruments interlinks Lagrange laboratory (OCA), Nice
November 24-26, 2014 Gaia-FUN-SSO-3 IMCCE, Paris observatory
March 22-23, 2010 Physical properties of asteroids CIAS, Paris observatory

Successive positions

Year Title Place
Since 2015 Assistant Astronomer Lagrange laboratory, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, (OCA)
2013-2015 Assistant Astronomer IMCCE, Paris observatory
2010-2012 Research fellow ESA
2009-2010 Teaching Assistant University Paris 7 Denis-Diderot
2006-2009 Ph.D. Student ESO


Year Title Place
2018 Professorial thesis to supervise research (HDR) Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS) &
Lagrange, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA)
2006-2009 Ph.D. in Astrophysics European Southern Observatory (ESO) &
LESIA, Paris observatory
2005-2006 Master 2 in Astronomy and Astrophysics University Paris 7 Denis-Diderot
2004-2005 Master 1 in Fundamental Physics University Paris 7 Denis-Diderot
2003-2004 Licence 3 in Fundamental Physics University Paris 7 Denis-Diderot
2001-2003 Licence 1 & 2 in Sciences and Technology University Paris 7 Denis-Diderot