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Cosmic anger : Abdus Salam and the forces of nature

Author: Gordon Fraser
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Biography of Abdus Salam, the first citizen of Pakistan to win a Nobel Prize, who was nevertheless branded as a heretic and excommunicated from his home country, where his achievements are often  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Abdus Salam; Abdus Salam; Abdus Salam; Abdus Salam
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Fraser
ISBN: 9780199208463 0199208468
OCLC Number: 232644259
Description: pages 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.
Responsibility: by Gordon Fraser.

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