International Solvay Institutes

 

Solvay Chairs

 

The International Solvay chairs enable the Solvay Institutes to invite in Brussels an eminent scientist for a period of one to two months in order to give lectures on her or his work to researchers in the corresponding field. The chair program starts with an inaugural lecture, the target of which is a broad audience.


The International Solvay Chair in Physics was created in 2006 with the enthusiastic and efficient support of Jacques Solvay who was then the President of the Solvay Institutes. After his death, the Board of Directors of the International Solvay Institutes decided to rename the chair after him.


Thanks to the support of the Solvay group, the program was extended to Chemistry in 2008.

 


Jacques Solvay International Chairs in Physics

- 2020 Solvay Professor: Roger Blandford

(Stanford University, USA)

 

CLOSING LECTURE IN THE SOLVAY ROOM ON

Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

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Lecture at the Société Royale Scientifique de Liège

Thursday 4 November 2021

Title: Extreme Astrophysics

 

- 2021 Solvay Professor: Jean Dalibard

(ENS & Collège de France)

POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2022

 

- 2022 Solvay Professor: Juna Kollmeier

(Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)

International Solvay Chairs in Chemistry

- 2020 Solvay Professor: Joanna Aizenberg

(Harvard University, USA)


4 ONLINE LECTURES VIA ZOOM

Thursday 22 April 2021 at 3:00 pm

Thursday 29 April 2021 at 3:00 pm

Thursday 6 May 2021 at 3:00 pm

Thursday 20 May 2021 at 3:00 pm

 

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- 2021 Solvay Professor: Omar Yaghi

(Berkeley UC, USA)

 

4 ONLINE LECTURES VIA ZOOM

Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 4:00 pm

Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 4:00 pm

Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

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- 2022 Solvay Professor: Daniel Jacob

(Harvard University, USA)

 

 

 

PAST INTERNATIONAL CHAIRS

Jacques Solvay International Chairs in Physics

2006: Ludwig Faddeev, Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

2007: Michael Berry, Bristol (UK)

2008: David Gross, 2004 Nobel Laureate in

Physics, Santa Barbara (USA)

2009: Valery Rubakov, Moscow (Russia)

2010: Serge Haroche, 2012 Nobel Laureate

in Physics, Paris (France)

2011: Nathan Seiberg, Princeton (USA)

2012: Jan Zaanen, Leiden (The Netherlands)

2013: Gian Giudice, CERN (Switzerland)

2014: Viatcheslav Mukhanov, LMU (Germany)

2015: Peter Zoller, Innsbruck (Austria)

2016: Dam Thanh Son, Chicago (USA)

2017: Uri Alon, Weizmann Inst. of Science (Israel)

2018: Bernard Derrida, Collège de France (France)

2019: Gary GibbonsDAMTP, U. of Cambridge (UK)

2020: Roger Blandford, Stanford University (USA)

 

 

 

 

2011 Solvay Centenary Chair

David Gross - 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Santa Barbara (USA)

International Solvay Chairs in Chemistry

2008: Richard Saykally, Berkeley (USA)

2009: Alexander Mikhailov, Berlin (Germany)

2010: Weitao Yang, Durham (USA)

2011: Jean-Luc Brédas, Atlanta (USA)

2012: Viola Vogel, Zurich (Switzerland)

2013: Egbert Meijer, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

2014: Richard Royce Schrock, 2005 Nobel
Laureate in Chemistry, MIT (USA)

2015: Andreas Manz (Saarbrücken, Germany)

2016: Raymond Kapral, Toronto (Canada)

2017: Richard Henderson, 2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Cambridge (UK)

2018: Ben Feringa, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, U. of Groningen (The Netherlands)

2019: Gernot Frenking, Philipps-U. Marburg, (Germany)