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

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Eric Walter Elst is a Belgian astronomer and a prolific discoverer of asteroids, with over 3,000 discovered so far. Notable discoveries include the Apollo asteroid 4486 Mithra, the asteroid/comet 7968 Elst-Pizarro, the asteroid 8191 Mersenne, and more than 25 Trojan asteroids. The asteroid 3936 Elst ...more

Profession: Scientist, Astronomer

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Henri Debehogne


Henri Debehogne was a Belgian astronomer. He was born at Maillen. Debehogne worked at the Observatoire Royal de Belgique in Uccle, and specialized in astrometry of comets and asteroids. He discovered over 700 asteroids, including the Trojan asteroids 1989 DJ and 65210 Stichius. The asteroid 2359 ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1928-2007)

Profession: Scientist, Astronomer

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Léon Rosenfeld


Léon Rosenfeld was a Belgian physicist. He obtained a PhD at the University of Liège in 1926, and he was a collaborator of the physicist Niels Bohr. He did early work in quantum electrodynamics that predates by two decades the work by Dirac and Bergmann. He coined the name lepton. In 1949 Léon ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1904-1974)

Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium

Profession: Physicist, Scientist


René-François Walter de Sluse was a Walloon mathematician and churchman, who served as the canon of Liège and abbot of Amay. ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1622-1685)

Birthplace: Visé, Belgium

Profession: Mathematician, Scientist

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