November 30th 2018
Palace of the Academies, Brussels
Symposium led by Walter Van Doninck - former Vice President of the CERN Council and Thinker-in-Residence at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB).
CERN is a role model for international scientific research in Europe and beyond. This symposium offers 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.
Thinker-in-Residence: Walter Van Doninck
10:15 Introducing CERN
10:50 Flanders & Belgium Highlights
12:15 CERN in images
12:30 CERN Alumni Testimonials
12:45 What's out there?
14:30 CERN's legacy to mankind
15:15 Accelerators in society
17:35 Wrap up
18:00 Closing Reception