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2018 Solvay Public Event - 21 October 2018

The International Solvay Institutes are pleased to announce the organization of their annual
public event on Sunday 21 October 2018 afternoon at Flagey.





- Free entrance but registration is mandatory.

- Following the submission of your registration, you will receive an automated email.

- A second email confirming your participation will be sent to you few days later.

- Please indicate clearly your address as ticket(s) will be mailed to you by post.

Date and time

- Sunday 21 October 2018 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 - 15:15: Opening by Prof. Marc Henneaux

(ULB & International Solvay Institutes)


15:15 - 16:05: Talk by Professor David Baker

De Novo Protein Design:
Bringing Biology out of the Stone Age

16:05 - 16:15: Question session


16:15 - 16:50: Solvay Award Ceremony: during this short Award Ceremony,
brilliant students in physics, chemistry and engineering at the ULB and the
VUB who had been distinguished for their work will receive an award
from the Solvay Company.


16:50 - 17:40: Talk by Professor Andre Geim
(2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics)

Random Walk to Graphene

17:40 - 17:50: Question session


17:50 - 17:55: Closing by Prof. Marc Henneaux

(ULB & International Solvay Institutes)


17:55 - 18:30: Drink



David Baker (U. of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Andre Geim (2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics - U. of Manchester, UK)