François Englert

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François, Baron Englert (French: [ɑ̃ɡlɛʁ]; born 6 November 1932) is a Belgian theoretical physicist and 2013 Nobel prize laureate. He is Professor emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he is member of the Service de Physique Théorique. He is also a Sackler Professor by Special Appointment in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in California. He was awarded the 2010 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics (with Gerry Guralnik, C. R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Englert has received more than 200,529 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). François Englert is the 139th most popular physicist (down from 129th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 59th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Physicist.

François Englert is most famous for his work on the Higgs boson particle.

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Among physicists, François Englert ranks 139 out of 721. Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Paul Langevin, Laura Bassi, Alfred Kastler, Maurice Wilkins, and Julius von Mayer. After him are Owen Chamberlain, Hans Bethe, Roger Penrose, Ilya Frank, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, and Frits Zernike.

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Among people born in 1932, François Englert ranks 31Before him are Roy Scheider, Camilo Cienfuegos, Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, and Roh Tae-woo. After him are Ellen Burstyn, Oliver E. Williamson, Louis Malle, Carlos Saura, Raisa Gorbacheva, and Donald Rumsfeld.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, François Englert ranks 72 out of 899. Before him are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Quentin Matsys (1466), Father Damien (1840), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), and Herman Van Rompuy (1947). After him are Maxime Weygand (1867), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Paul Delvaux (1897), Ernest Solvay (1838), Ambiorix (-100), and Pieter Claesz (1596).

Among PHYSICISTS In Belgium

Among physicists born in Belgium, François Englert ranks 2Before him are Georges Lemaître (1894). After him are Joseph Plateau (1801), Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763), and Théophile de Donder (1872).