On 14th December 2016, Veronique Dehant won the prestigious Charles A. Whitten Medal at the Ceremony of at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors. The ceremony was held in San Francisco, California. She awarded with the medal for “outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets.”
The research field of Dehant belongs to the modeling of the interior of earth’s deformation due to the external factors like the attraction of gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon. The research also included the rotational forces that associated with the movement of its own alliance of spinning in space. The researcher also stretched the field by researching on solar systems’ interior along with the icy satellites which are connected with the outer planets. Since past decades Dehant along with her entire team has been given momentous contribution in these reigns with a consistency.
Initially, Veronique has started the research with the Earth’s revolution in Space along with the intense connection of it on our planet’s worldwide structure. She has developed an ultimate model of Earth’s deformable rotation taking all the solid Erath components along with their interfaces.
For outstanding scientific research and remarkable achievements, Veronique has awarded with numerous exalted prizes. She is also a member of many research academies. Considering these achievements, as well as her creative style of research, her extraordinary leadership along with services towards the community, and the huge influences she provides to the junior colleagues by friendly mentoring, Dehant was the ultimate deserving candidate of Whitten Medal of the American Geophysical Union of the year 2016.