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Author: Salam Abdus; Hassan Z; H Lai C
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 1983.
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This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts of the International Centre for Theroetical Physics, Trieste, Italy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Abdus, Salam.
Ideals and Realities : Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©1983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salam Abdus; Hassan Z; H Lai C
ISBN: 9789814412766 9814412767
OCLC Number: 854970124
Notes: 4. Postgraduate training awards: summary.
Description: 1 online resource (389 pages)
Contents: Editorial Note; The Less-Developed World: How Can We be Optimists?; I SALAM THE MAN; The Lonely Scientists --
Thinking Ahead with Abdus Salam; The question is how.; Intuitive.; But where did you yourself come from?; This is a temporary condition, of course.; How do you make it start?; What are the numbers like? How many young Pakistanis are studying technical subjects?; Will these men go back to Pakistan?; Not even agriculturalists?; That seems absurd.; And meanwhile, the thing is to encourage the glamour sciences?; Often this seems to mean into theoretical physics. What do you mean, saving?He has students but no teachers.; This is what your new institute will try to do.; Do they also represent a different way of thinking?; So you see a third group in both an intellectual and a political sense.; How was the idea received then?; But it wasn't set up at that time, was it?; Would that be desirable?; It does seem strangely remote from the practical world as away to help a developing country.; The important thing is to develop a scientific tradition, no matter what science it is?; A slow process, A generation.; A Man of Science- Abdus Salam. Man of Two Worlds by Robert WalgateAbdus Salamby John Ziman; II SCIENCE AND THE WORLD; Diseases of the Rich and Diseases of the Poor; Ideals and Realities; The New International Economic Order; Food; Oceans; Ill SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; Technology and Pakistan's Attack on Poverty; Advanced Scientific Research in Developing Countries; Towards a Scientific Research and Development Policy for Pakistan; INTRODUCTION; 1. There are three things wrong with Pakistan's research effort in science and technology:; 2. Small absolute size of science. 3. Neglected development of the scientific effort in certain important spheres(a) Adaptive research needed to complement imported technology; (b) New research and development in areas of interest to Pakistan only (innovative research); (c) Neglected university research; 4. Wrong location of our research effort; 5. Isolation; 6. Remedial measures --
some guidelines; 6.1 The size of science; 6.2 Mission-oriented research; (a) Industrial research; (b) Agriculture; (c) Irrigation, power, flood control, communications, telecommunications; 6.3 The universities. 6.4 Linkages of universities and research establishments6.5 Ending of isolation; 7. Administrative organization of Pakistan science; SUMMARY; (A) Category One: Research institutes linked with the university system; (B) Category Two: Cooperative industrial research and development institutions; (C) Category Three: Development and research cells and institutes; APPENDIX STRUCTURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (for Basic Sciences) FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORTS OF THE COUNCIL; 1. The Science Research Council; 2. Scope and constitution; 3. Research grants.

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This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts of the International Centre for Theroetical Physics, Trieste, Italy that Professor Salam founded, and science in Islamic nations.

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