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Cosmic anger : Abdus Salam - The first muslim Nobel scientist / by Gordon Fraser.
Electronic version: [lnk]109877[end]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
"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.
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.
Also issued in electronic format.
xiii, 305 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -294) and index.