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Jean Bricmont (French: [bʁikmɔ̃]; born 12 April 1952) is a Belgian theoretical physicist and philosopher of science. A professor at the Université catholique de Louvain, he works on renormalization group and nonlinear differential equations. Since 2004, He is a member of the Division of Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium.[2]

Jean Bricmont
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Jean Bricmont (2010)
Born (1952-04-12) 12 April 1952 (age 66)
Uccle,[1] Belgium
Citizenship Belgium
Scientific career
Fields Physics, Philosophy of Science
Institutions Rutgers University
Princeton University
Université Catholique de Louvain

Bricmont is mostly known to the non-academic audience as a rationalist activist who partners with American intellectuals with similar views. He has notably criticized postmodernist views of science along with Alan Sokal, with whom he wrote Fashionable Nonsense (1997). He has also criticized imperialism and defended freedom of expression along with Noam Chomsky.[citation needed]



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