Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Jean Pierre De Greve

Academic qualifications and diploma's:

  • PhD in Sciences V.U.B., 9 December 1976, Highest Distinction
  • Special Degree in Higher Education (Habilitation) V.U.B., 24 February 1986
  • Full professor, V.U.B. since 1 March 2002

Functions (current and recent within the university)

  • Deputy-rector International relations since September 2009
  • Member of the Board of Vesalius College: 2010 -
  • Chair Department of Physics 2006-2009
  • Chairman Education Committee Faculty of Sciences 2006-2009
  • Faculty coordinator of Student Mobility 2006-2009
  • Chairman Exam Committee MA and BA in Physics 2006-2009
  • Member of the Educational Innovation Committee of the VUB 2006-2009
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Previously outside the university

  • Member of the Open University Validation Board UK, 1999-2001
  • Committee "National and International Collaboration" of the Flemish Council for Science Policy (V.R.W.B.; 1991-1995, 1998- 2000)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Flanders Technology International (FTI) and of the science center Technopolis, 1996-present
  • Scientific Council of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, 1995-2003 (chairman since 1998)
  • NATO Scientific Panel on Science & Technology Policy, 1999-2002 (chairman since November 2000)
  • Scientific Committee "Astronomy and Geophysics" of the N.F.W.O. (1992-1996)
  • Comittee "Budget and Finances" of the Flemish Council for Science Policy (V.R.W.B., 1995-1998)
  • Belgian member of the Nato Science Committee (1994-1999)
  • Member of the Steering group "The impact of the EC S&T-Policy on the Belgian S&T-Policy" (1993-1994)
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Thesis supervision and jury memberships

Ph-D thesis

  • Director of the Ph-D thesis "Stellar Dynamics in Young Clusters", prepared by Houria Belkus, between / - 2008
  • Director of the Ph-D thesis "SN Ia and chemical enrichment of galaxies ", Nicki Mennekens, 2008-…

Master thesis

  • Co-Director of the Master thesis "The history of RZ Cas", prepared by Frederik Timmermans, 2006- 2007
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Scientific Activities

  • Academic Promotor of project EU357 PERARES: Public Engagement with Research an research Engagement with Society., 2010 - 2014, external financing: FP7-EU 7th Framework Programme (CSA-SA)
  • Academic Promotor of roject OZR1191: Modelling of supermassive stars, 2006-2008
  • Academic Promotor of project VLO163 on educational innovation 2006-2007: Design, realisation and implementation of integrated tutorial-projects for different programmes. Case-study: applicatio of light in research in sciences and applied sciences.
  • Academic Promotor of project EU226 TRAMS :Training and mentoring of science shops., 2005 - 2008, external financing: EC – 6th Framework Programme (CA) -SAS
  • Academic Promotor of project VLW95 Investigating e-learning for secundairy education. Extension 3rd module : "natural sciences and technology", 2004 - 2006, external financing: Min. Vl gem-(D. Van Mechelen)
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Publications

Articles in scientific journals with an international referee system

  • Mass loss out of close binaries. The formation of Algol-type systems completed with case B RLOF, Edition:Astronomy and Astrophysics, , Issue: A16, Volume: 528, N° in volume: , N° of pages: 10, eds: , published by: EDP Sciences, ISBN-ISSN: 0004-6361, 2011, VAN RENSBERGEN WALTER, DE GREVE JEAN PIERRE, MENNEKENS Nicki, Jansen Kim, de Loore Camiel
  • The formation of type Ia supernovae: theory vs. observation, in Cosmology: The Science of the Universe, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2011, MENNEKENS Nicki, VANBEVEREN DANY, DE GREVE JEAN PIERRE, DE DONDER ERWIN
  • Mass loss out of close binaries. Case A Roche lobe overflow, Edition:Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume: 510, N° in volume: A13, pp: 1 - 5, published by: EDP Sciences, ISBN-ISSN: 0004-6361, 2010, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Kim Jansen, Camiel de Loore Impact factor: 4.153, impact year: 2010
  • The delay-time distribution of Type Ia supernovae: a comparison between theory and observation, Edition:Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume: 514, N° of pages: 11, published by: EDP Sciences, ISBN-ISSN: 0004-6361, 2010, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder Impact factor: 4.153, impact year: 2010
  • On the origin and evolutionary state of RZ Cassiopeiae, KO Aquilae, and S Equulei, Edition:Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume: 486, N° in volume: 3, pp: 919 - 921, published by: EDP Sciences, ISBN-ISSN: 0004-6361, 2008, Nicki Mennekens, Jean Pierre De Greve, Walter Van Rensbergen, Lev Yungelson Impact factor: 4.153, impact year: 2008
  • Spin-up and hot spots can drive mass out of a binary, Edition:Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume: 487, N° in volume: 3, pp: 1129 - 1138, published by: EDP Sciences, ISBN-ISSN: 0004-6361, 2008, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore, Nicki Mennekens Impact factor: 4.153, impact year: 2008
  • Evolution of close binaries with a B-type primary at birth, Edition:Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Volume: 362, pp: 54 - 62, published by: Astrosociety, ISBN-ISSN: 1050-3390, 2007, Walter Van Rensbergen, Camiel de Loore, Jean Pierre De Greve, Kim Jansen
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Contributions in scientific monographs / anthologies without referee system

  • (in Dutch) Het 'leren' van bètawetenschappen door de nieuwe generaties jongeren, de homo zappiens., Edition:Onderwijsonderzoek: redelijk eigenzinnig?!, Onderwijs en Samenleving 10, pp: 233 - 256, eds: L. Van Looy, M. Conincx en K. Lochtman, published by: VUBPRESS, ISBN-ISSN: 978 90 5487 415 7, 2007, Jean Pierre De Greve, Henri Eisendrath, Gaston Moens
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Communications at international congresses / symposia integrally published in proceedings

  • Delay time distribution of type Ia supernovae: theory vs. observation, Binary Star Evolution: Mass Loss, Accretion, and Mergers, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2010, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder
  • The delay time distribution of type Ia supernovae: theory and observation, Edition:Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Stellar Populations: Planning for the Next Decade, Issue: 262, Volume: 5, pp: 31 - 35, published by: Cambridge University Press, ISBN-ISSN: 9780521764841, 2010, Dany Vanbeveren, Nicki Mennekens, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder
  • Delay time distribution of type Ia supernovae, Edition:ASP Conference Series, Binaries - Key to Comprehension of the Universe, published by: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2009, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder
  • Driving mass out of a close binary, Edition:ASP Conference Series, Binaries - Key to Comprehension of the Universe, published by: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2009, Nicki Mennekens, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Kim Jansen, Camiel de Loore
  • Rapid mass transfer can drive mass out of a binary, Edition:ASP Conference Series, The 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics, Volume: 404, pp: 218 - 225, published by: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN-ISSN: 978-1-58381-686-8, 2009, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Camiel de Loore
  • RZ Cas, KO Aql and S Equ: a piece of cake of case A RLOF?, Edition:ASP Conference Series, The 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics, Volume: 404, pp: 204 - 208, published by: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN-ISSN: 978-1-58381-686-8, 2009, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Walter Van Rensbergen, Lev Yungelson
  • Algols contribute to the interstellar mass, Edition:IAU Symposium 240, IAU Symposium 240, published by: W. Hartkopf, ISBN-ISSN: 0-521-86346-5, 2008, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore, Walter Van Rensbergen Diagnostic testing of subject content: a case study in academic instructional practice, Proceedings of the 29th Annual EAIR Forum: In search of Identity: Dilemmas in Higher Education”, 26-29 August 2007, Innsbruck, Austria., , 2007, Eddy Carette, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jean Pierre De Greve, Gert Sonck
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Communications at international congresses / symposia not published or only available as an abstract

  • Delay time distribution of type Ia supernovae, Stellar Mergers, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2009, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder Enhancing student involvement in astronomy teaching, Nederlandse Astronomen Conferentie 2008, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Houria Belkus, Eddy Carette
  • Evolution of binaries with a B-type primary, "A Life with Stars" in honor of Ed van den Heuvel, eds: Ralph Wijers, 2008, Walter Van Rensbergen, Camiel de Loore, Jean Pierre De Greve, Kim Jansen
  • Spin up and hot spots can drive mass out of a binary, Nederlandse Astronomen Conferentie 2008, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Nicki Mennekens, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore
  • Starlight in the classroom: Enhancing student involvement in astronomy teaching, EUPEN's 10th Jubilee General Forum - EGF2008, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Houria Belkus, Eddy Carette
  • Rapid rotation and accretion luminosity can drive mass out of a binary, Nederlandse Astronomen Conferentie 2007, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2007, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore, Nicki Mennekens, Frederik Timmermans
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Communications at other congresses not published or only available as an abstract

  • Delay time distribution of type Ia supernovae, 11th Meeting of the FNRS Contact Group Astronomy & Astrophysics, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2010, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder
  • The formation of type Ia supernovae: theory vs. observation, PhD Research Day 2010, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2010, Nicki Mennekens, Dany Vanbeveren, Jean Pierre De Greve, Erwin De Donder
  • Enhancing student involvement in astronomy teaching, BPS General Scientific Meeting, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Houria Belkus, Eddy Carette
  • FAO, the Flemish Astronomy Olympiad, BPS General Scientific Meeting, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens
  • Spin up and hot spots can drive mass out of a binary, BPS General Scientific Meeting, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Nicki Mennekens, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore
  • Binaries contribute to the interstellar mass, 8th Meeting of the FNRS Contact Group Astronomy & Astrophysics, ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2007, Walter Van Rensbergen, Camiel de Loore, Jean Pierre De Greve, Nicki Mennekens, Frederik Timmermans
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Other forms of publications aimed at the forum of researchers

  • Evolutionary models of binaries, VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/A+A/487/1129, published by: SIMBAD (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg), ISBN-ISSN: NA, 2008, Walter Van Rensbergen, Jean Pierre De Greve, Camiel de Loore, Nicki Mennekens
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Other specialist publications

  • (in Dutch) Van heterogene instroom naar doorstroom in de wetenschappen aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (From heterogeneous intake to succeeding in science studies at the VUB) Edition:Tijdschrift Delta, Issue: December 2008, N° of pages: 3, 2008, Gert Sonck, Eddy Carette, Hendrika Jaspers, Jean Pierre De Greve
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Other

Memberships

  • International Astronomical Union
  • Chair of the Working Group of the (annual) International School for Young Astronomers
  • Nederlandse Astronomen Club
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Conferences & Visits

  • IAU International School for Young Astronomers , China, 14-21 April 2011,
  • Vietnam, 8-14 April 2011, Academic mission of Belgian universities' Vice-Chancellors
  • Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, 8 November 2010.
  • IAU International School for Young Astronomers, 12 September-3 October 2010, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia
  • UNICA General Assembly, 28-30 October 2010 Vienna, Austria.
  • ASEM Rector's Conference, Republic of Korea, 26-27 November 2010.
  • Rectors' Conference UNICA, Tallinn, Estland, April 2010
  • IAU General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009, IAU - UAI Secretariat (FR)
  • IAU International School for Young Astronomers, 2009, University of the West Indies (TT)
  • E.U.P.E.N. – S.T.E.P.S. General Forum, Brasov, Romania, 2008, U Gent (BE)
  • IAU International School for Young Astronomers (Director and lecturer), Saryir
  • Istanbul, 2008, TUBITAK National Observatory (TR)
  • International Workshop on Science Communication, Twente, the Netherlands, 2008, Universiteit Twente (NL)
  • Pacific Rim Conference on Binary Systems, Phuket, Thailand, 2008, University of Nebraska (US)
  • Workshop on future IAU strategy for astronomy development, Paris, France, 2008, Universiteit Leiden (NL)
  • 3rd Living Knowledge Conference (Co-organizer), Paris, France, 2007, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes (FR)
  • IAU International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA), Malaysia, lecturer, 2007, National Space Agency of Malaysia (MY)
  • IAU General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
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Evaluation Exercises

  • 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, FP7-SCIENCE-IN_SOCIETY-2010-1 for topics SiS-2010-2.2.1-1, Activity 5.2.2. Young people and science, Supporting and coordinating actions on innovative methods in science education: teacher training on inquiry based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe.
  • FLEMISH GOVERNMENT: DEPARTMENT ECONOMY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION, Projects science popularisation 2009: Extra-curricular projects for the young
  • Evaluation BA courses of the Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg, the Netherlands, 2009
  • 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, CAPACITIES WORK PROGRAMME, SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 2009, ACTION LINE 2: Strengthening potential, broadening horizons, ACTIVITY 5.2.2 Young people and Science, Area 5.2.2.3 Research and coordination actions on new methods in science education, Topic SiS-2009-2.2.3.1 Supporting and coordinating actions on innovation in the classroom: Dissemination and use of inquiry-based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe
  • FLEMISH GOVERNMENT: DEPARTMENT ECONOMY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION, Projects science popularisation 2008: Science popularisation within the curriculum
  • Evaluation MA program in Physics of Twente University, Twente, the Netherlands, 2007
  • Evaluation BA courses of the University College Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2006
  • 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, CAPACITIES WORK PROGRAMME, SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 2007: Action 4: S&T; culture, young people, science education and careers.
  • FLEMISH GOVERNMENT: DEPARTMENT ECONOMY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION, Projects science popularisation 2007: television projects
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Science Popularization

  • The Big Bang model, 2011
  • Discovering the Universe, 2010
  • Small people, big universe, 2010
  • An astronomical fairy tale: red giants and white dwarfs, 2009
  • Small people, big universe, 2009
  • Dali: genius or mad man? 2009
  • Looking at the sky - ISS day VUB, 2009
  • An astronomical fairy tale: red giants and white dwarfs, 2008
  • Discover a galaxy, 2008
  • Discovering the Universe, 2008
  • Extra-solar planets: chances for life elsewhere, 2008
  • Looking at the sky: What do you see and what does it mean?, 2008
  • Science in commercials for cosmetics, 2008
  • Binarity in astronomy, 2007
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