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Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

Year Name Rational
2013François EnglertFor 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

Chemistry Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

Year Name Rational
1977Ilya PrigogineFor his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures

Economics Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

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Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

Year Name Rational
1974Albert ClaudeFor their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell
Christian de Duve
1938Corneille Jean Fran?ois HeymansFor the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration
1919Jules BordetFor his discoveries relating to immunity

Peace Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

Year Name Rational
1958Georges PireFather in the Dominican Order; Leader of the relief organization for refugees L'Europe du Coeur au Service du Monde""
1913Henri La FontaineFor his work as head of the International Peace Bureau
1909Auguste BeernaertFor being a representative to the two Hague conferences, and a leading figure in the Inter-Parliamentary Union
1904Institute of International LawFor its efforts as an unofficial body to formulate the general principles of the science of international law

Literature Nobel Prize Winners in Belgium

Year Name Language Rational
1911Maurice MaeterlinckFrenchIn 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