Flanders, Belgium and CERN

Symposium

30-11-2018

Paleis der Academiën, Brussel

Flanders, Belgium and CERN

Activity in the context of the Thinkers' cycle 

This symposium is part of the 2018 Thinkers' programme on ‘Flanders, Belgium and CERN’ led by Walter Van Doninck (former Vice President of the CERN Council and Thinker-in-Residence).

CERN is a role model for international scientific research in Europe and beyond. This symposium will offer both a general introduction to CERN as well as a Belgian and Flemish perspective. What is the legacy of CERN for mankind? What is its scientific and industrial return for Belgium? What discoveries and technological improvements await in the future? National and international scientists reflect during the symposium resulting from the KVAB Thinkers' Programme "Flanders, Belgium and CERN" with Walter Van Doninck.

Programme: 

30-11-2018

1 Registration & Coffee 09:30 - 10:00
2 Welcome 10:00 - 10:15
Joos Vandewalle, KVAB (speaker)
3 Introducing CERN 10:15 - 10:50
Frédérick Bordry, CERN (speaker)
4 Flanders & Belgium Highlights 10:50 - 11:40
4.1 Nuclear Physics
Gerda Neyens, KU Leuven (speaker)
4.2 Particle Physics
Jorgen D’Hondt, VUB (speaker)
5 Coffee break 11:40 - 12:15
6 CERN in images 12:15 - 12:30
Film intermezzo
7 CERN Alumni Testimonials 12:30 - 12:45
8 What's out there? 12:45 - 13:30
Gian Giudice, CERN (speaker)
9 Lunch 13:30 - 14:30
10 CERN's legacy to mankind 14:30 - 15:15
Siegfried Bethke, Max Planck Institute München (speaker)
11 Accelerators in society 15:15 - 16:00
Wim Leemans, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (speaker)
12 Education, training, incubation 16:00 - 16:30
Ana Godinho, CERN (speaker)
13 Coffee break 16:30 - 17:00
14 Science for peace 17:00 - 17:35
Herwig Schopper, CERN (speaker)
15 Wrap up 17:35 - 18:00
Walter Van Doninck, Thinker in residence (speaker)
16 Closing reception 18:00 - 19:00