The Fifth Solvay Conference – The most famous conference in Brussels

The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, located in Brussels, were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic Advertisements

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The Atomium in Brussels

A landmark building, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak it stands 102 m tall. Its nine 18 m diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected, so that the whole forms the […]

The nurse Cavell is being executed in Brussels

Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite […]