List of Belgian Nobel laureates

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This a list of the Belgian Nobel laureates

YearLaureateFieldLifeCitation
2013 François Englert [1] Physics1932–"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 [2] Chemistry1917–2003"for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures"
1974 Albert Claude [3] and Christian De Duve [4] Physiology or Medicine1898–1983 (Claude)
1917–2013 (De Duve)
"for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell" with George E. Palade
1958 Dominique Pire [5] Peace1910–1969No citation
1938 Corneille Heymans [6] Physiology or Medicine1892–1968"for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration"
1919 Jules Bordet [7] Physiology or Medicine1870–1961"for his discoveries relating to immunity"
1913 Henri La Fontaine [8] Peace1854-1943No citation
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck [9] Literature1862-1949"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 [10] Peace1829-1912With Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant (no citation)
1904 Institut de Droit International [11] PeaceFounded 1873No citation

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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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References

  1. "François Englert: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. "Ilya Prigogine: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1977". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  3. "Albert Claude: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1974". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. "Christian de Duve: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1974". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. "Dominique Pire: The Nobel Peace Prize 1958". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. "Corneille Heymans: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1938". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  7. "Jules Bordet: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1919". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  8. "Henri La Fontaine: The Nobel Peace Prize 1913". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  9. "Maurice Maeterlinck: The Nobel Prize in Literature 1911". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  10. "Auguste Beernaert: The Nobel Peace Prize 1909". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  11. "Institute of International Law: The Nobel Peace Prize 1904". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-01-06.