Jean Bricmont (2010)
12 April 1952|
|Fields||Physics, Philosophy of Science|
Université Catholique de Louvain
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. He is a member of the Division of Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium.
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 (1998). He has also criticized imperialism and defended freedom of expression along with Noam Chomsky.
- In 2005, he published Impérialisme humanitaire, published in English as Humanitarian Imperialism in 2006.
- In 2006, he wrote the preface to L'Atlas alternatif - Frédéric Delorca (ed), Pantin, Temps des Cerises.
- "Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left", CounterPunch, 4 December 2012
- "Pourquoi Bush peut déclencher une attaque contre l’Iran", an article in French discussing the possibility of a US invasion of Iran
- Prof. Jean Bricmont at UCL
- Jean Bricmont on Twitter
- Jean Bricmont at the Internet Movie Database
- Ziabari, Kourosh (August 31, 2012). "An Interview With Jean Bricmont". CounterPunch.