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Science and pintjes brussels

23.09.2017 - 23.09.2017

You like science and pintjes ? So, come to see Maxime to hear about organic solar cells during a science outreach event in a bar, with a relaxed atmosphere and beers/drinks.

The talks will be in English.


Join us on Saturday September 23rd at 18.00h in the bar of Instituto Cervantes (Avenue Louise 140, 1050 Bruxelles)

18.00h – Opening doors and presentation of the organization (Beatriz Domínguez – president of SSBE)

18.30h – First talk: “When life give you plastic, make solar cells”, by Maxime Defour

19.00h –: “Science Show’’, by Daniel Pérez

19.15h – Second talk: “Detecting the nearly undetectable: neutrinos”, by Nils van Dessel

19.45h – More beer and discussion

21.00h – End of the event


Maxime Defour studied chemical engineering and material science at “Université Libre de Bruxelles” and “Vrije Universiteit Brussels” where he graduated in 2013. His love for science pushed him to pursue a PhD in the field of polymers commonly called plastics. In parallel to his PhD, he followed a master in management and economy at “Solvay Brussels School”. Aside from its studies, Maxime is involved in multiple projects and associations; “B-scholarship aims helping students to study and get an experience abroad, Carpe Marem is a project which consists in raising funds around a sportive project (swimming the English Channel).

Daniel Pérez does a PhD in Physics at KULeuven about superconducting materials and he is a passionate of science communication. He popularizes science by using a blog, a YouTube channelTwitter and Facebook. He also does stand up scientific comedy and was the first Audience Award winner of FameLab Belgium 2015.

Nils Van Dessel studies physics and astronomy at Ghent University where he graduated in 2014. Since then, he has been active as a PhD student at the department of Physics and Astronomy.. As part of the research group on theoretical nuclear and statistical physics, he works on the theoretical modelling of neutrino-argon interactions.