Solvay Specialty Polymers, US LLC

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Why Work at Solvay

Solvay Marietta produces high-quality polymers for customers in the United States and around the world that is used in the production of products that meet the needs and challenges facing society. Examples include strands used in water filters and dialysis filtration devices; medical instruments; and lighter weight durable materials that result in reduced generation of CO2 by planes and automobiles.

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Careers at Solvay Specialty Polymers

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  • Administrative Assistant
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Solvay Conference History

Solvay in 1911

In 1911 Solvay organized an international scientific conference at the Hotel Métropole in Brussels which would go down in history as the first Solvay Conference, inviting the most brilliant scientists in the field of physics to gather and discuss their research. Walther Nernst and Max Planck (1858-1947), the well-known German theoretical physicists, were its main organizers, and Hendrik Lorentz, a Dutch physicist who had won the Nobel Prize in 1902, its chairman.

Solvay in 1912 – 1913

The impact of this conference was tremendous. A precedent was set, and Ernest Solvay quickly decided to perpetuate it by founding the International Solvay Institute for Physics in 1912. In fact, it was also rapidly decided that these conferences should not stop at physics alone, and the International Solvay Institute for Chemistry was created the following year in order to organize the same type of conferences for chemistry – the two institutes would eventually merge in 1970 to become the “International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, founded by Ernest Solvay”.

The second remarkable thing about the first Solvay Conference was the scientific breakthrough it enabled. Its subject was “Radiation and the Quanta”, and it looked at the problems of having two approaches, namely classical physics and quantum theory, paving a whole new way of looking at physics, which, as we know today, would develop rapidly in the course of the following years. “In fact, the six or seven first Solvay conferences all lead to giant steps in the advancement of sciences”, says Nicolas Coupain. This means Ernest Solvay’s intuition was correct: put the greatest scientific minds of your time in the same room, and new ideas are bound to emerge that will lead to more advanced science down the road. It’s that simple, and it works.

Solvay in 1927

The 5th conference, in 1927, is another one that made it into history books, as it hosted a famous debate between Albert Einstein and Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962) that set the foundations for quantum physics, a theory that has enabled the development of technologies we consider vital in our everyday life, such as energy and digital communications.