In 1911 the forward-looking industrialist Ernest Solvay called together the first Solvay council at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. From all of Europe a select group of top scientists gathered in Brussels to think about problems in quantum mechanics and physics. This ushered in the era of international meetings and played a crucial role in the development of quantum mechanics. Earlier this year, the crucial role of the Solvay councils was recognised by the EPS when, in collaboration with the BPS, the Hotel Metropole was designated as important historical physics site.
The documentary movie "Kwantum Revolutie" provides not only a clear introduction in the fascinating world of quantum physics, but also recounts the history of this important science and its impact on the world of today.
De director of the movie is Vincent Langouche. He graduated as a master in audiovisual arts at the RITS in Brussels, and five years later also obtained a master in physics. The film is presented by Danira Boukhriss, who works since 2012 with the national TV broadcaster VRT, and presented programmes such as "Koppen XL". The movie, produced by Frank Moens, grew out of the successfull exhibition Brainstormen in Brussel, conceived by prof.em.dr. Gaston Moens and prof.dr.em. Henri Eisendrath, at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first Solvay conference.