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Cosmic anger : Abdus Salam - the first Muslim Nobel scientist

Author: Gordon Fraser
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His achievements are often overlooked, even besmirched. Realizing that the whole world had to be his stage, he pioneered the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, a vital focus of Third World science which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Abdus Salam; Abdus Salam
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Fraser
ISBN: 9780199208463 0199208468 9780199697120 0199697124
OCLC Number: 190761228
Description: xiii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A turban in Stockholm --
The tapestry of a subcontinent --
Messiahs, mahdis, and ahmadis --
A mathematical childhood --
From mathematics to physics --
The men who knew infinities --
Not so splendid isolation --
'Think of something better' --
The arrogant theory --
Uniting Nations of science --
Trieste --
Electroweak --
Quark liberation front --
Demise --
Prejudice and pride.
Other Titles: Abdus Salam - the first Muslim Nobel scientist
Responsibility: by Gordon Fraser.
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