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Francois Baron Englert (born 1932), Belgian physicist. Englert is a theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel prize in Physics in 2013, along with the British physicist Peter Higgs (born 1929). The prize was for their work on the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, which explains how subatomic particles are given mass through their interaction with the Higgs field. He is currently Professor emeritus at the Universite libre de Bruxelles, and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University, California, USA. Photographed in 1998.
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