American Friends of the Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry

"There are no limits to what science can explore." - Ernest Solvay

Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry (BE) A Project of S | KBFUS Funds

A symbol of scientific excellence.

The International Solvay Institutes owe their existence to the vision of Ernest Solvay, who founded the International Institute for Physics in 1912 and the International Institute for Chemistry in 1913.

In 1970 the Solvay family in association with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), founded an independent body, the International Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, founded by Ernest Solvay, to continue that important quest for the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Over the years, the International Solvay Institutes have become a symbol of scientific excellence, and one of the best known Belgian research institutions, consistently supported by the Solvay family (for more than 100 years now, spanning 5 generations).

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of the Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.