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François Englert, Nobel Rebel

A film by Chantale Anciaux

Memento production

Year of completion 2022

post-production image Stephan Higelin

Stockholm, 2013: the Nobel Prize in Physics clicked on Professor François Englert. While he kept his past as a hidden child silent for a long time, this international recognition for his discovery of the missing link in the matter of the universe (the BEH boson: Brout-Englert-Higgs), suddenly pushes the scientist to memories. The film accompanies this return to a life of permanent rebellion, initiated from childhood. And shows how his spirit of all-out dissidence (political, academic, scientific) has forged his career as an atypical researcher like his life as a man always on the margins.

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