Thierry Camelbeeck: 2021 Laureate of the Van den Broeck medal!
Thierry Camelbeeck will be awarded the Van den Broeck medal in Tervuren during the 7th International Geologica Belgica Meeting. The Van den Broeck medal was created in 1987 in honour of the first General Secretary of the Société belge de géologie. Geologica Belgica, i.e. Belgium’s current society for geologists, awards this medal to a scientist to honour his/her career work and his/her dedication to the Geology of Belgium. Thierry Camelbeeck, Belgium’s seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, is the 2021 Laureate and is honoured because of his great work in seismology and active intraplate tectonics. At the onset of his career, Thierry Camelbeeck installed the first Belgian modern seismometer network. This achievement allowed to study earthquakes in and around Belgium that occurred during the last decades. His career work valuably contributed to our understanding of the causes of intraplate earthquakes.
The medal will be awarded in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren on Friday 17 September 2021 at 14h.