Renowned scientist Véronique Dehant honored with the prestigious 2024 EGU Jean Dominique Cassini Medal
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) announced on 16 November 2023 the recipients of its 2024 awards and medals. Véronique Dehant, of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, stood out among her peers as the recipient of the Jean Dominique Cassini Medal. This accolade recognizes her outstanding contributions to Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
At the Royal Observatory of Belgium, Véronique Dehant assumes a pivotal role as the head of the Operational Directorate ‘Reference Systems and Planetology.’ Simultaneously, she holds the position of Extraordinary Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her remarkable career includes involvement in several radioscience space experiments dedicated to planetary geodesy and terrestrial planet interiors.
Véronique Dehant is an academician in the Royal Academy of Belgium’s Science class since 2010. Her international roles include tenure as the President of the Geodesy Section of the American Geophysical Union and, since May 2023, a membership of the National Academy of Sciences of America. Her accomplishments have garnered numerous accolades, including the Descartes Prize of the European Union in 2003, the AGU Whitten Medal in 2016 and the FNRS Quinquennial De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart Prize in 2020.
Véronique Dehant will receive the Medal during the EGU General Assembly 2024, scheduled from April 14 to 19.