Home-Page of Sophie PIREAUX

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Einstein being deformed by a gravitational lens...

    Gravitational Lens: Galaxy Cluster C10024+1654
    HST WFPC2, April 24, 1996,
    W.Colley (Princeton), E.Turner (Princeton), 
    J.A.Tyson (Lucent Technologies), NASA

WHO AM I ?                                                                                                                                                                                 <<page up>>

Hello, my name is Sophie Pireaux. I am a doctor in Physics. As you will see on my webpage, I am working as a postdoctorate researcher on gravitation theories (in particular, on General Relativity) and their applications in astrophysics or space geodesy. My interests are not only in sciences and their vulgarization, but also in art. Do not hesitate to contact me if you share the same interests...

STATUS                                                                                                                                                                                       <<page up>>
Post doctoral position: at the ORB (Observatoire Royal de Belgique), Belgique,
working on "GPS Time Transfer:  ionospheric effects".

Doctorate diploma:

obtained on the 24th september 2002 at U.C.L. (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium,
working in the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Department (FYMA), under a IISN grant.

CURRICULUM VITAE                                                                                                                                                                <<page up>>
Detailed curriculum vitae:
with diplomas, professional experience and a list of conferences/schools attended, publications, seminars and lectures given...
can be found here.
HOW TO CONTACT ME?                                                                                                                                                          <<page up>>
Professional Address:

Observatoire Royal de Belgique,  (ORB
Département 1. Systèmes de Référence et Géodynamique  ( Dept 1) ,  A26
3 Avenue Circulaire,
1180 Bruxelles,


=> Phone number: ++32(0)2/373 67 53
=> Fax number:      ++32(0)2/374 98 22

FIELDS OF RESEARCH ON GRAVITATION, KEYWORDS                                                                                               <<page up>>
 General Relativity and its applications to orbitography, space geodesy or astrodynamics
Gravitational lensing and light deflection in general
Alternative theories of gravitation and how to test them
... a list of publications is available along with my curriculum vitae.
 INTERESTS AND HOBBIES                                                                                                                                                                <<page up>>
  • Academy of Fine Arts: Belgium, Namur (1989-1992), Wavre (1998-2002), Uccle (2007-present) in the painting section
  • art history classes (1998-2003, 2007-present)
  • drawing classes: Toulouse, France (2003-2004) and Grasse, France (2005-2007)
  • artist association: l'Atelier du Lundi, Grasse, France (2005-2007)
  • participation to exhibitions; visit of museums; sculpture; literature...
Scientific communication
and vulgarization:
  • Participation to international conferences
  • Numerous seminars for amateurs or professionals
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