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Abdus Salam
  • Name: Abdus Salam
  • Born: 01/29/1926
  • Died: 11/21/1996 (70 years old)
  • Known for: Electroweak 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

Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE (/sæˈlæm/; Punjabi, Urdu: عبد السلام?, pronounced[əbd̪ʊs səlaːm]; 29 January 1926? 21 November 1996), was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize (after Anwar Sadat of Egypt).

Awards: Smith’s Prize, Adams Prize, Sitara-e-Pakistan, Hughes Medal, Atoms for Peace Prize, Royal Medal, Matteucci Medal, Nobel Prize in Physics, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Lomonosov Gold Medal, Copley Medal

School: Government College University Lahore (BA), Punjab University (MA), St. John’s College, Cambridge (PhD)

Birth Place: Jhang, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)

Death Place: Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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