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International Solvay Institutes, Brussels

Solvay public lectures - Save the date: October 12, 2014

Announcements

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
(http://www.fpa.es/en/prince-of-asturias-awards/awards/2013-peter-higgs-franois-englert-and-cern.html?especifica=0).

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 2014/2015

CHAIRS
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)

COLLOQUIA
23 September 2014
Richard Royce Schrock (MIT, USA)
Inaugural Lecture


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

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

16 December 2014
Michel Mayor (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

19 Mai 2015
David DiVicenzo (RWTH Aachen & Peter Grünberg Institute Jülich, Germany)

  WORKSHOPS
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"

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

EXHIBITION
Exposition Remue-méninges "100 ans de Conseils de Physique Solvay"
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Expo - Brainstormen "Honderd jaar Solvayraden voor Fysica"

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