Who we are

The Brussels Local Organising Team

We are a dedicated and motivated team of six researchers and science communication officers involved in space science and working at the Space Pole Site in Uccle, in the Southern part of Brussels.

We have some many wonderful women in science in Belgium. It’s time for the public to meet them and a Soapbox Science event is just the best format to make this happen. We hope that our speakers and their passion will be an inspiration for the future generations of scientists.

Dr. Lê Binh San Pham, team coordinator, communication officer at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Scientist and science outreach enthousiast. Passionate about science and planets and about sharing science to everyone (LinkedIn: lebinhsanpham)

Dr. Arianna Piccialli, researcher in planetary atmospheres at Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. Passionate about planets, our solar system, science outreach, diversity&inclusion (Twitter: @apic79, LinkedIn: ariannapiccialli)

Dr. Christine Bingen, studies atmospheric composition at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. Her favourite engagements are public outreach, addressing climate issues and promoting inclusion and gender equality.

Dr. Marie Yseboodt, scientist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium studying the rotation and interior of Mars, Mercury and icy satellites (Twitter: @ysebm, LinkedIn: marieyseboodt)

Dr. Karolien Lefever, astronomer and atmospheric scientist, responsible for communication & public outreach at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. Disposing of a strong scientific curiosity herself, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for science with young and old.

Lucie Lamort, communication officer at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, is not as scary as her name suggests, has a passion for the universe, people, the big questions and the small ones (Instagram: @lucyinthequarks, LinkedIn: lucie-lamort)

Caroline Jonas (not pictured), researcher finishing her PhD thesis in theoretical cosmology at the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam. She will soon join the Institute of theoretical physics of the KUL, where she will continue trying to unravel the mysteries of the early universe. She strongly believes in the power of role models in science and also loves communicating her passion for sciences.

Contact: Royal Observatory of Belgium, avenue circulaire / Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium

Email: soapboxsciencebrussels@oma.be

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