Category Archives: Interdisciplinarity
The Research Foundation Flanders has celebrated its 90th birthday, organizing Knowledge Makers — the largest scientific congress in Belgium. Happy to present the clustering efforts that took place to compile the Flemish research agenda.
Not sure whether it is an idea worth spreading more than others, but this was a very interesting venue to talk about the ways in which the science behind invisibility is transforming Applied Physics.
Opinion piece in Belgian newspaper De Morgen. Science is a story of many punctuation marks. The facts (!) the context (,) the nuance (;) but also the questions (?). In this article, we highlight about the importance of those question marks. Full article can be read here.
Plenary lecture at the Earth, Space and Science, organized by the National Committee of Chemistry together with the Jeunesses Scientifiques, les Olympiades. Presenting my ideas on the future of Science and Education to more than 220 young students.
What does it mean to be invisible? And will we ever buy one of those invisibility cloaks? The science is even better than the science fiction. The full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
On the importance of different scientific languages and the art of scientific translations.
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.