Conny Aerts, Ph.D.

Professor of Astrophysics, Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
Professor of Asteroseismology, Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University
External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society

Aerts is a Belgian asteroseismologist specialized in measuring the internal rotation of stars more massive or more evolved than the sun. Her team developed mathematical and computational modeling techniques to infer stellar rotation from slow waves detected in high-precision photometry assembled by ground and space telescopes such as CoRoT, Kepler and TESS. She laid the foundations of gravito-inertial asteroseismology and was awarded several prestigious scientific prizes, including the 2022 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics.

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