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Abdus Salam
Mohammad Abdus Salam, is a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contributions to the theory of electromechanical unity. He is the first Pakistani and Muslim to receive the Nobel Prize for Science and the second person from an Islamic country to receive a Nobel Prize. Salam was a scientific advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, since then he has played an important and influential role in the development of the country's scientific infrastructure. Salam has contributed to many developments in theoretical physics and particle physics in Pakistan. He is the founding director of the Atmosphere and Upper Space Research Committee, and is responsible for the formation of the theoretical physics group within the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
BornJanuary 29, 1926, Jhang, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
DiedNovember 21, 1996, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
FieldsTheoretical physics
InstitutionsPAEC, SUPARCO, PINSTECH, Punjab University, Imperial College London, Government College University, University of Cambridge, ICTP, COMSATS, TWAS, Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute
Alma materGovernment College University Lahore (BA), Punjab University (MA), St. John's College, Cambridge (PhD)
ThesisDevelopments in quantum theory of fields (1952)
Other academic advisorsPaul Matthews
Doctoral studentsQaisar Shafi, Michael Duff, Daniel Afedzi Akyeampong, Ali Chamseddine, Robert Delbourgo, Walter Gilbert, John Moffat, Yuval Ne'eman, John Polkinghorne, Ray Streater, Riazuddin, Fayyazuddin, Masud Ahmad, Partha Ghose, Kamaluddin Ahmed, John Taylor, Ghulam Murtaza, Christopher Isham, Munir Ahmad Rashid, Peter West
Other notable studentsJonathan Ashmore, Faheem Hussain, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Abdul Hameed Nayyar, Ghulam Dastagir Alam
Known forElectroweak theory, Goldstone boson, Grand Unified Theory, Higgs mechanism, Magnetic photon, Neutral current, Pati–Salam model, Quantum mechanics, Pakistan atomic research program, Pakistan space program, Preon, Standard Model, Strong gravity, Superfield, W and Z bosons
InfluencesPaul Dirac
Notable awardsSmith's Prize (1950), Adams Prize (1958), Sitara-e-Pakistan (1959), Hughes Medal (1964), Atoms for Peace Prize (1968), Royal Medal (1978), Matteucci Medal (1978), Nobel Prize in Physics (1979), Nishan-e-Imtiaz (1979), Lomonosov Gold Medal (1983), Copley Medal (1990)

About Abdus Salam

Physicist Abdus Salam was born in Pakistan on January 29, 1926. He dies at the age of 70, on November 21, 1996.

This Pakistani scientist won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for his contribution in the physics branch of electroweak unification.

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Abdus Salam before becoming famous

Abdus Salam was born in the Zodiac sign Aquarius (The Water-Bearer), and 1926 is also the year of Tiger (兎) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He got a doctorate in theoretical physics from Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory after receiving undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Government College University, Lahore, and St. John's College, Cambridge.

Achievement of Abdus Salam

He worked as a scientific advisor to the Pakistani government in the 1960s and 1970s.

Abdus Salam's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He had four children from his first marriage, and another daughter and boy from his second marriage to biophysics professor Louise Johnson.

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He solved one of the theoretical physics puzzles that had stymied Nobel Laureate American physicist Physicist Richard Feynman while a graduate student.

Abdus Salam Income & Net worth

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