Welcome to the webpage of

the Belgian Asteroseismology Group

What is BAG?

The BAG was founded on 31 May 2000 by Conny Aerts with the specific aim to coordinate all the Belgian initiatives and expertise in asteroseismology, in order to orient our research towards the upcoming data of pulsating stars from space.


There are currently four Belgian institutes at which asteroseismologists are active:

  1. Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven),

  2. Institut d'Astrophysique et Géophysique, University of Liège (Ulg),

  3. Observational Astronomy Group of the University of Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB),

  4. Royal Observatory of Belgium

All Belgian asteroseismologists were brought together into one scientific pole, which was baptized as the Belgian Asteroseismology Group (BAG). The BAG currently consists of some 30 scientists from these four institutes. It holds regular meetings and training courses in Belgium.


31/05/2000 - 31/12/2002: Conny Aerts, K.U.Leuven

01/01/2003 - present: Arlette Noels, University of Liège