This a list of the Belgian Nobel laureates
|2013||François Englert||Physics||1932–||"for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider" shared with Peter Higgs|
|1977||Ilya Prigogine||Chemistry||1917–2003||"for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures"|
|1974||Albert Claude and Christian De Duve||Physiology or Medicine||1898–1983 (Claude)|
1917–2013 (De Duve)
|"for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell" with George E. Palade|
|1958||Dominique Pire||Peace||1910–1969||No citation|
|1938||Corneille Heymans||Physiology or Medicine||1892–1968||"for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration"|
|1919||Jules Bordet||Physiology or Medicine||1870–1961||"for his discoveries relating to immunity"|
|1913||Henri La Fontaine||Peace||1854-1943||No citation|
|1911||Maurice Maeterlinck||Literature||1862-1949||"in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations"|
|1909||Auguste Marie François Beernaert||Peace||1829-1912||With Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant (no citation)|
|1904||Institut de Droit International||Peace||Founded 1873||No citation|
Science and technology in Belgium is well developed with the presence of several universities and research institutes. As Belgium is a federal state, science is organized at several levels. At the national level, there is the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and each of the three regions, Brussels-Capital Region, Flanders and Wallonia have their own regional science and technology development:
Because Belgium is a multilingual country, Belgian literature is divided into two main linguistic branches following the two most prominently spoken languages in the country - Dutch and French. German is the third language in Belgium and is spoken by a small community of about 70,000 German-speakers of the German-speaking Community of Belgium bordering on Germany.
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