International Solvay Institutes

The Director of the Institutes is responsible for the daily management of the Institutes and the organization of the scientific activities, including defining their scientific directions. He reports regularly to the Board of Directors who must make sure that the running of the Institutes is done according to its missions and with reasonable and due care. The Director mandate lasts 6 years and is renewable.

The Director is assisted in his scientific tasks by:

  • The International Scientific Committees for Physics and Chemistry, which are fully responsible for the scientific organization of the "Conseils Solvay".
  • The executive committee and the local Scientific Committees, which help him for the organization of all the other activities (workshops, colloquia, chairs). He is assisted in his management tasks by the administrative staff.

Executive Committee

Prof. Marc Henneaux (ULB), Director

Prof. Alexandre Sevrin (VUB), Deputy Director for Physics and Secretary of the International Scientific Committee for Physics

Prof. Gert Desmet (VUB), Deputy Director for Chemistry

Prof. Glenn Barnich (ULB), Solvay Colloquia in Physics

Prof. Ben Craps (VUB), Doctoral School

Prof. Anne De Wit (ULB), Archives and Secretary of the International Scientific
Committee for Chemistry

Prof. Yves Geerts (ULB), Solvay Colloquia in Chemistry


Office Manager

Ms Dominique Bogaerts

Project Coordinator

Ms Isabelle Van Geet

Accounting Officer

Mr Tahar Hmida