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Liège astrophysicist awarded top French prize

22:55 24/12/2017

University of Liège astrophysicist Yaël Nazé has received the Prix Jean-Perrin from the French Society of Physics.

The award highlighted her popularisation of massive stars and their interaction with the environment.

“Yaël Nazé takes advantage of the attraction that astronomy exerts on the public to catch the interest of people and lead them to other subjects such as chemistry or physics, but also art, or to the question of the place of women,” said the prize’s jury.

Nazé, who teaches science communication at the university, is the author of 10 books on astronomy and regularly speaks at conferences.

Written by WAB (Wallonia and Brussels) magazine