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List of notable or famous physicists from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Belgium and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Belgium is included when available.

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This historic physicists from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from Belgium?" These prominent physicists of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian physicists.

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Désiré van Monckhoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Belgium
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Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven was a Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher. He was also an inventor and author. He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages. He invented or developed an enlarger, a dry collodion process, improvements of the carbon print process, and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 48 (1834-1882)

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Étienne-Gaspard Robert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Belgium
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Étienne-Gaspard Robert, often known by the stage name of "Robertson", was a prominent Belgian physicist, stage magician and influential developer of phantasmagoria. He was described by Charles Dickens as "an honourable and well-educated showman". Alongside his pioneering work on projection techniques for his shows Robert was also a physics lecturer and a keen balloonist at a time of great development in aviation. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1763-1837)

Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

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François Englert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Belgium
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François Baron Englert is a Belgian theoretical physicist and 2013 Nobel prize laureate. He is Professor emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles 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, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 2004 and the High Energy and Particle Prize of the European Physical Society in 1997 for the mechanism which unifies short and long range interactions by generating massive gauge ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

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Frank Verstraete is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Belgium
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Frank Verstraete is a Belgian quantum physicist who is working on the interface between quantum information theory and quantum many-body physics. He is full professor at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna. He was awarded the Lieben Prize in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

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