International Solvay Institutes

International Scientific Committees

The Scientific Committees are in charge of the Conseils Solvay. Their outstanding quality is what makes the International Solvay Institutes renowned worldwide. Each member is appointed for a 6-year period term, renewable once. The International Solvay Institutes are proud of their Scientific Committees and most grateful for their remarkable work.

Scientific Committee for Physics


Prof. David Gross, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

(Santa Barbara, USA), Nobel Laureate 2004


Prof. Roger Blandford, Stanford University (USA)

Prof. Steven Chu, University of Berkeley (USA), Nobel Laureate 1997

Prof. Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Princeton (USA)

Prof. Bertrand Halperin, Harvard University (USA)

Prof. Gerard 't Hooft, Spinoza Instituut, Utrecht (The Netherlands) Nobel Laureate 1999

Prof. Giorgio Parisi, Università La Sapienza, Roma (Italy)

Prof. Pierre Ramond, University of Florida, Gainesville (USA)

Prof. Klaus Von Klitzing, Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart (Germany) Nobel Laureate 1985

Prof. Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Scientific Secretary

Prof. Alexandre Sevrin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Scientific Committee for Chemistry


Professor Kurt Wüthrich , ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Nobel Laureate 2002


Prof. Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Berlin (Germany), Nobel Laureate 2007

Prof. Graham Fleming, University of Berkeley (USA)

Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (USA), Nobel Laureate 2005

Prof. Roger Kornberg, Stanford University (USA)

Nobel Laureate 2006

Prof. Henk N.W. Lekkerkerker, Utrecht Universiteit (The Netherlands)

Prof. K.C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute (USA)

Prof. JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge (USA)

Prof. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)


Scientific Secretary

Prof. Anne De Wit, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)