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Veronique Dehant, Extraordinary Professor UCL




"Space missions are a matter of generations! The understanding of the solar system, the other planets and our own planet as well! It is important to bring the young generation into the picture."

Veronique Dehant, Head of Service 'Reference Systems & Planetary Science' & Extraordinary Professor UCLe



About Veronique Dehant


Véronique Dehant works at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where she is Responsible for the Operational Directorate “Reference Systems and Planetary Science”. She is also Extraordinary Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain. She is Academician (Royal Academy of Belgium; Science class) since 2010 and was awarded with several prizes, including the Descartes Prize of the European Union in 2003. In 2015, she has obtained a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, with the project RotaNut: Rotation and Nutation of a wobbly Earth. She is Principal Investigator of the experience LaRa (Lander Radioscience) selected for the ExoMars 2020 mission.


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