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  Shelf Number   92 SAL FRA  
   
 
  Author   Fraser, Gordon, 1943-2013.  
  Title   Cosmic anger : Abdus Salam - The first muslim Nobel scientist / by Gordon Fraser.  
  Imprint   Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.  
  Collation   xiii, 305 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill., maps ;  23 cm.  
  Bibliography Note   Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-294) and index.  
  Contents   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.  
  Description   "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 remains as his monument. A staunch Muslim, he was ashamed of the decline of science in the heritage of Islam, and struggled doggedly to restore it to its former glory. Undermined by his excommunication, these valiant efforts were doomed."--Provided by publisher.  
  Additional Form   Also issued in electronic format.  
   
 
  Also Available   Electronic version: [lnk]109877[end]  
  Subjects   Salam, A. (Abdus) 1926-1996.  
  Subjects   Physicists -- Pakistan -- Biography.  
    Nobel Prize winners -- Pakistan -- Biography.  
  ISBN   9780199208463  
  Record Number   000081078  
   
 
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