Ineke De Moortel

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Ineke De Moortel FRAS FRSE is a Belgian applied mathematician in Scotland, where she is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of St Andrews, director of research in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews,[1] and president of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.[2] Her research concerns the computational and mathematical modelling of solar physics, and particularly of the sun's corona.[1][3]

Education and career[edit]

De Moortel earned a master's degree in mathematics in 1997 at KU Leuven.[4] She completed a Ph.D. in solar physics in 2001 at the University of St Andrews; her dissertation, Theoretical & Observational Aspects of Wave Propagation in the Solar Corona, was supervised by Alan Hood. She remained at St Andrews as a postdoctoral researcher and research fellow, becoming a reader there in 2008 and a professor in 2013.[4]


In 2005, De Moortel became a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.[4] In 2009 she won the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Astronomy and Astrophysics.[5] She was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015, and previously co-chaired its affiliate society, the Young Academy of Scotland.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ineke De Moortel, University of St Andrews, retrieved 2018-02-14
  2. ^ Female Presidents for Three Maths Societies, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 5 January 2018, retrieved 2018-02-14
  3. ^ a b Professor Ineke De Moortel FRSE, Royal Society of Edinburgh, retrieved 2018-02-14
  4. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae (PDF), 30 August 2017, retrieved 2018-02-14
  5. ^ Philip Leverhulme Prize Winners 2009 (PDF), The Leverhulme Trust, retrieved 2018-02-14

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