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International Solvay Institutes, Brussels


Nobel Prize 2013
The International Solvay Institutes are pleased to warmly congratulate François Englert, Professor Emeritus at the ULB and distinguished member of the International Solvay Institutes, for the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Prize was given jointly to him and Peter Higgs, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles (...)" (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2013/).

The discovery had been rewarded earlier by many prestigious prizes, including the Prize of the European Physical Society in 1997, the Wolf Prize in 2004
(http://www.wolffund.org.il/index.php?dir=site&page=winners&cs=305&language=eng) and the Prince of Asturias Award in 2013

Save the dates: Professor Englert will give a Solvay Colloquium on May 13, 2014 and will deliver a lecture during the 2014 Solvay public event on October 12, 2014.

Solvay Prize 2013
All our congratulations also go to Peter Schultz, Professor at the Scripps Institute (California), first laureat for the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize (2013).

Announced on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Solvay company by Ernest Solvay, the prize perpetuates his commitment as a strong supporter of scientific research. It is intended to endorse basic research and underline the essential role of chemistry as a science and an industry to help solve some of the most pressing issues the world is facing. The 300,000 Euros prize will be awarded every two years.

Activities 2014

2013 International Solvay Chair in Chemistry (From November 2013 to May 2014)
Egbert W. Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

2014 International Solvay Chair in Chemistry
Richard Royce Schrock (MIT, USA)

2014 International Jacques Solvay Chair in Physics
Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)


13 May 2014
François Englert (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

26 May 2014
Jennifer Thomas (University College London, UK)

23 September 2014
Richard Royce Schrock (MIT, USA)

21 October 2014
Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)

2 December 2014
Mischa Bonn (Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz)


14 to 18 April 2014
Workshop on "Holography for Black Holes and Cosmology"

14 to 15 May 2014

Workshop on "Fast is Beautiful: Supersymmetry and Strings in a Null Frame"

3 to 5 September 2014
Workshop on " Beta-Decay Weak Interaction Studies in the Era of the LHC"

26 to 28 November 2014
Workshop on "Directional Nucleation and Growth of Molecular Crystals"

9 to 11 October 2014
26th Solvay Conference on Physics (Public Event on 12th October)

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