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2017 Solvay Public Event - 22 October 2017

Frontiers of Science - From Physics to Biology

The International Solvay Institutes are pleased to announce the organization of their annual
public event on Sunday 22 October 2017 afternoon at Flagey. The theme of the 2017 event is
‘‘Frontiers of Science - From Physics to Biology’’. Lectures intended for the general public will
be given on fascinating subjects from physics to biology.



Practical Information for registrants

- Free entrance but registration is mandatory.

- Sunday 22 October 2017 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.





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

15:00 - 15:10: Opening by Prof. Marc Henneaux

(ULB & International Solvay Institutes)

15:10 - 15:55: Talk by Professor Eric Wieschaus

(1995 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medecine)

From Genes to Cell Shape: The Mechanics of Embryonic Development


15:55 - 16:40: Talk by Professor David Gross

(2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics)

The Many Frontiers of Physics

16:40 - 17:30: Discussion with Profs. Daniel Fisher (Stanford U., USA), Holly Goodson (U. Notre Dame, USA),
David Gross (Kavli Institute, USA), Ottoline Leyser (U. of Cambridge, UK), Boris Shraiman (Kavli Institute, USA),
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS, France), and Eric Wieschaus (Princeton U., USA).

17:30 - 18:00: Drink