Breaking the Performance Paradigm with Olivier Hamant
Sustainability & Ecology

Tue. March 19, 7:00PM

Breaking the Performance Paradigm with Olivier Hamant

Beyond Degrowth: navigating resilience in a dynamic world

In a world full of uncertainties, where ecosystems, as well as human beings, are drained, biologist Olivier Hamant engages us to move from the narrow and rigid path of performance towards the wider and more fulfilling path of what he calls « robustness » - the ability to uphold stability amidst fluctuating conditions.

Learn how robustness can guide us to a paradigm shift, prioritizing quality and length over quantity and short-term and embracing diversity, adaptability, and, inconsistency. 

Join the discussion with biologist Olivier Hamant as he invites us to delve into the understanding of the natural world to navigate through the current climate, economic, and political turmoils. 


Olivier Hamant

Dr. Olivier Hamant is a distinguished biologist known for groundbreaking contributions to plant growth and development. With a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, his research integrates biology, physics, and mathematics to unravel complexities in plant development. Hamant has held positions at prestigious institutions including the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRAE) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He's received accolades like the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar Award for his work on how plants perceive mechanical cues and adapt to environments. Committed to scientific collaboration and mentorship, Hamant's insights have been published widely and shared at international conferences. He continues to inspire the next generation of scientists with his holistic vision for biology, driven by a profound reverence for the natural world.
Tue. March 19, 7:00PM
Tue. March 19, 8:00PM
TheMerode Talks
Guest allowed?
Yes, 1 per member


Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

Detailed program

Tue. March 19, 6:30PM
Conference and Q&A
Tue. March 19, 7:00PM
Signature session
Tue. March 19, 8:00PM
Tue. March 19, 9:00PM