International Solvay Institutes


New Horizons Solvay Lectures

This is a new program that will be inaugurated in 2018.


The "New Horizons Solvay Lectures" are given by brilliant young scientists with already high visibility and well established stature. They deliver one broad lecture at the Solvay Institutes on their current research and the challenges they see for their discipline. A second, complementary lecture is given in another Belgian university. More lectures are encouraged whenever possible.


There are each year "New Horizons Solvay Lectures in Chemistry" and

"New Horizons Solvay Lectures in Physics".



New Horizons Lectures in Chemistry

2019 Lecturer: Rafal Klajn from
Weizmann Institute, Israel

25 - 29 March 2019

2020 Lecturer: Hans Jakob Wörner from
ETH Zürich, Switzerland


New Horizons Lectures in Physics

2019 Lecturer: Aleksandra Walczak from LPT ENS, Paris, France

29 April - 3 May 2019






New Horizons Lectures in Chemistry

2018 Lecturer: Alexandre Tkatchenko
from U. of Luxemburg

30 May at ULB - view abstract

31 May at Mons University

1 June at Ghent University - view abstract

View video clip filmed at Ghent University



New Horizons Lectures in Physics

2018 Lecturer: Zohar Komargodski from Weizmann Institute, Israel & Simons
Center U. of NY, Stony Brook, USA

15 - 19 October 2018

Lecture on 16 October at
4 p.m. in the Salle Solvay (ULB)

View abstract

Lecture on 17 October at
10:30 a.m. at KU Leuven