Pascale Defraigne was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1970. She got her Ph.D. degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 1995, for studies on the deformations of the Earth internal boundaries induced by Mantle density heterogeneities. She is now head of the Time Laboratory at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where she maintains the Belgian realisation of UTC. Her main research activities concern time and frequency transfer with GNSS, i.e., the comparison of remote atomic clocks using GNSS measurements. She is also active in studies of ionospheric and tropospheric effects in GNSS. Defraigne is also teaching mathematical astronomy as Invited Professor at the UCL.
Biography Updated on 19 April 2011