The Belgian Fulbright Commission would like to offer its congratulations to Professor Marc Henneaux, who received the Dr A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart Prize for Pure Natural Sciences. Mr. Henneaux is a 1978 Fulbright Alumnus, who traveled to Princeton University to study physics. When looking back on his time as a Fulbright Belgium grantee, Mr. Henneaux believes that his studies at Princeton “profoundly impacted my career. It has been extremely beneficial both from the scientific and from the human points of view. This stay would not have been possible without the support of a Fulbright grant.” He attributes his success to his freedom to have autonomous control over his projects alongside the support of his family. Mr. Henneaux has since been awarded the Prix Francqui (2000), the Bogoliubov Prize (2014), and was recently named Baron by King Phillipe of Belgium. Mr. Henneaux currently teaches mathematical theoretical physics at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
The Dr A. Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart Prize for Pure Natural Sciences is one of the five Quinquennial Science Prizes awarded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Funds for the Scientific Research). Since 2000 these five awards have been administered to exceptional scientists of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, who have made outstanding contributions to their field and are also of international prestige.