Conny Aerts

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials C.C.
Main position Hoogleraar KU Leuven en RUN
Disciplines Gases, fluid dynamics, plasma physics
  Fourier analysis, functional analysis
  Metrology, scientific instrumentation
  Astronomy, astrophysics
  Artificial intelligence, expert systems
Chair Astroseismologie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Foreign Member
Foreign Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by KU Leuven Fac. Wetenschappen Dept. Natuur- en Sterrenkunde
Instituut voor Sterrenkunde
Celestijnenlaan 200D
B-3001 Leuven
tel.  +32 16 327 028
Personal website

Conny Aerts studies the internal structure of stars by examining oscillations on their surface. Her pioneering work has led to better modelling of the internal structure and evolution of stars. She is a driving force behind the deployment of space satellites to study stars, which has produced a wealth of new information on their mass, size, chemical composition and age. In addition to her successful research, Aerts wrote the ultimate textbook on asteroseismology, works tirelessly for gender equality in science, and educates the general public about astronomy as a devoted science communicator.