1994: finalist at the Belgian and International Physics Olympiads
1999: Albert Dosin Award (for the best student in electric engineering)
1999: 'prix des électriciens du Hainaut' (for the best thesis in electric engineering)
2006: 5th Pol Swings Award of the
Royal Science Society of Liège
(outstanding young scientist in Physics for the period 2000-2005) -
and List of
Haute Maurienne Book Award
for the book 'Les couleurs de l'Univers'
2006: "Plume d'Or" Book Prize awarded by the Jury of the
Jean Rostand prize (M.U.R.S.)
for the book 'L'astronomie au féminin'
2006: "Prix de Vulgarisation du Hainaut", an outreach prize awarded by the Hainaut province (Belgium) for the book 'Les couleurs de l'Univers'
2007: "Une d'or" in the "society" category, an award given by the local medias (TV: Tele-MB, radio: Vivacité, press: La province) following a vote by the public
2007: "Prix Verdickt-Rijdams", given by the Royal Academy of French Language and Litterature (Belgium) for the book 'L'astronomie au féminin' -
2007: "Prix Marie Popelin/Femme de l'Année", given by the
Belgian Council of French-Speaking Women
- it rewards especially the book 'L'astronomie au féminin'
2009: "Prix Jean Teghem", given each 3 years by the
for outsanding outreach activities performed by a researcher.
2009: "Prix Jean Rostand", given each year to an outstanding outreach book by the
for the book 'L'astronomie des anciens'
, given each year by the
to a young promising researcher
for excellence in public engagement
in the category "grand public", for an outstanding outreach book on technology - rewarding the book "Voyager dans l'espace"
2017: Stroobant biennial prize from the
Royal Academy of Belgium (Sciences class)
rewarding astrophysics research in 2015-2016
Jean Perrin prize
of the French Physical Society rewarding outreach activities
When I was deeply involved in these, the Mons astronomical circles received the Edouard Mailly 2000 award and "Prix de vulgarisation du Hainaut" 2000 (for Galactée)