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2016 Solvay Public Event - 23 October 2016

Chemistry for the World of Tomorrow

The International Solvay Institutes are pleased to announce the organization of their annual
public event on Sunday 23 October 2016 afternoon at Flagey. The theme of the 2016 event is
‘‘Chemistry for the World of Tomorrow’’. Lectures intended for the general public will be given
on fascinating subjects at the frontiers of chemistry.


This event is now SOLD OUT

Moderator: Prof. Franklin Lambert (VUB & International Solvay Institutes)


15:00 - 15:05: Opening by Prof. Marc Henneaux

(ULB & International Solvay Institutes)


15:05 - 15:30: Solvay Awards ceremony


15:30 - 16:15: Talk by Professor Robert Grubbs

(2005 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Translation of Academic Science into the Commercial

16:15 - 16:20: Question session


16:20 - 17:05: Talk by Professor Ben Feringa
(2016 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

The Art of Building Small

17:05 - 17:10: Question session


17:10 - 17:55: Discussion chaired by Prof. Kurt Wüthrich (2002 Chemistry Nobel Laureate - Scripps Institute, USA and ETH-Zurich, Switzerland) and with the participation of Profs. Avelino Corma (U. of Valencia, Spain), Ben Feringa (U. of Groningen, The Netherlands), Karen Goldberg (U. of Washington, USA), Robert Grubbs (Caltech, USA), Daniel Herschlag (Stanford, USA), Gabor Somorjai (UC Berkeley, USA).


18:00 - 18:30: Drink



Professor Robert Grubbs (Caltech, USA)

Professor Ben Feringa (U. of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Practical Information for registrants

Free entrance but registration is mandatory.

Sunday 23 October 2015 at 15:00 (Doors open at 14:30).

Flagey Studio 4, Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels.

(The parking area is located below the Place Flagey).


English - translation in both French and Dutch will be provided.