Ciao, welcome to my homepage!
There are millions and millions of WEB sites these days... how come that you ended up here?! Anyway, what follows is mainly a pretty dull (and quite messy, I'm afraid...) list of work-related stuff, but in the unlikely case that you came here to be entertained, I hope you can at least enjoy the mouse above. If you're into loud and subversive music, though, scroll down directly to the bottom of this page...

Dr. Thierry Morel, Université de Liège
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique
Allée du 6 Aout, 17 (Bat. B5c)
B-4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman), Belgium
e-mail: morel AT astro.ulg.ac.be
Phone: +32 (0)4 366 9766, Fax: +32 (0)4 366 9746
Office number: B5c -1/3


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Astrophysics departement of the Liège University to develop softwares for the GAIA mission. My previous positions were at KU Leuven to primarily investigate the chemical composition of pulsating B-type stars (β Cephei, SPBs). I also worked at Palermo observatory on the photospheric abundances of active binaries, at IUCAA (India) and at Imperial College (UK), where I was involved in the European Large Area ISO Survey (ELAIS). I did my Ph.D. Thesis on Wolf-Rayet stars at the Université de Montréal (Canada or Québec I should say...) and my M.Sc. at the Observatoire de Strasbourg (France). I undergraduated at the Université de Picardie (France).

More details on my research interests and publications can be found here

My most recent papers on massive stars are here


If you're a very important person in the astronomy business, please read my CV and list of publications. Otherwise, you can learn more about me here.


I wish I could have put my own pictures of India here, but for the time being you can still check out this picture gallery (badly needs to be updated...)

Some miscellaneous India-related links

Some pictures taken in Cornwall, Cambridge, Croatia and Madrid

Here, there is map of visited countries

For those who like to rock, some links to a selection of pretty cool dutch/belgian R'N'R bands!


Last updated:21/03/2013