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On Sunday, February 25, the Brussels science ambassador of the year was announced. Lieve Lambrechts, researcher Applied Physics at the VUB, was one of the candidates of the WATS campaign of Innoviris, encouraging young girls to choose a scientific or technological direction and career. The laureate will be available in the coming year for campaigns […]
Opinion piece in Belgian newspaper De Standaard. The way in which universities are funded restricts risky research. Full article can be read here.
The 2017 Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize was awarded to Professor Susumu Kitagawa for his work in developing metal organic frameworks, a new class of materials with a range of potential future applications, including the capturing of polluting gases. I delivered a speech, titled A conversation between Einstein, Magritte and Harry Potter, at this Solvay Prize […]
A surprising conversation on how we express knowledge. The full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
Light consists of a flow of photons. If two waveguides – cables for light – are side by side, they attract or repel each other. The interaction is due to the optical force, but the effect is usually extremely small. Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology and Free University of Brussels have now found a […]