Brice Ménard joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2010. He received his Ph. D. from both the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany. He was a postdoctoral member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a senior research associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto. His research combines astrophysics and statistics. His work has led to the detection of gravitational magnification by dark matter around galaxies, the discovery of tiny grains of dust in the intergalactic space, a new technique to estimate the redshift (or distance) of extragalactic objects and a new way to automatically find trends in complex datasets.

Ménard is a joint member of the Kavli Institute for Physics and Mathematics at Tokyo University. He received the Johns Hopkins President Frontier award (2019), the Packard fellowship for Science and Engineering (2014), the Sloan Research fellowship (2012), was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Scientist of Maryland, and was awarded the 2011 Henri Chrétien grant award by the American Astronomical Society.