Francois Englert Net Worth

How much is Francois Englert worth?

Net Worth:$600 Thousand
Profession:Theoretical Physicist
Date of Birth:November 6, 1932

About Francois Englert

  • Birthdate: November 6, 1932
  • Birthplace: Belgium
  • Ethnicity: Jewish
Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert has a net worth of $600 thousand dollars, as of 2021. Englert is a Professor emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles and 2013 Nobel prize laureate.

Education and Work History

Francois Englert earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1955, and then went on to earn a doctorate in physical sciences in 1959. He worked at Cornell University from 1959 to 1961, before returning to the Université Libre de Bruxelles as a professor.

Beginning in 1984, Englert began working at Tel-Aviv University as the Sackler Professor by Special Appointment. He became a professor emeritus from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1998. In 2011, Professor Englert began serving as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chapman University’s Institute for Quantum Studies.

Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism and Nobel Prize

During his time at Cornell, Englert worked closely with physicist Robert Brout. The two of them developed a mechanism that explained how empty space, if filled with a quantum field structure, could give rise to observed masses of fundamental particles (the W boson and Z boson), which were not explained under the existing Standard Model of Particle Physics. This work was published in 1964, and was subsequently followed up with similar approaches from Peter Higgs and others. The process as a whole is referred to as the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, though the field itself is often referred to as the Higgs field.

He was jointly awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Higgs for “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.”

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