Abdus Salam

  • Born: (Punjab, Pakistan)
  • Died: (Oxford, UK)

Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE 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.

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