Abdus Salam

1926 - 1996

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Mohammad Abdus Salam (; pronounced [əbd̪ʊs səlaːm]; 29 January 1926 – 21 November 1996) was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani and the first from an Islamic country to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize, after Anwar Sadat of Egypt.Salam was scientific advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology in Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, a position from which he played a major and influential role in the development of the country's science infrastructure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdus Salam has received more than 1,852,968 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Abdus Salam is the 233rd most popular physicist (down from 201st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Physicist.

Abdus Salam is most famous for being the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Among physicists, Abdus Salam ranks 233 out of 717Before him are John Vincent Atanasoff, Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Jim Peebles. After him are Burton Richter, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, David J. Thouless, Ettore Majorana, and Jagadish Chandra Bose.

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Among people born in 1926, Abdus Salam ranks 60Before him are Vasily Arkhipov, Ingrid Thulin, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Sergio Corbucci, and Noah Gordon. After him are Abdoulaye Wade, Harry Dean Stanton, John Fowles, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Richard Matheson, and George Habash. Among people deceased in 1996, Abdus Salam ranks 34Before him are Mohammad Najibullah, Magda Schneider, Timothy Leary, Andreas Papandreou, Odysseas Elytis, and Nevill Francis Mott. After him are Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, Ademir de Menezes, Claudette Colbert, Victor Ambartsumian, and George Davis Snell.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Abdus Salam ranks 17 out of 180Before him are Vasubandhu (400), Porus (-400), Asanga (300), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928). After him are Kabir Bedi (1946), Har Gobind Khorana (1922), Aga Khan III (1877), Dev Anand (1923), Raj Kapoor (1924), and Ranjit Singh (1780).

Among PHYSICISTS In Pakistan

Among physicists born in Pakistan, Abdus Salam ranks 2Before him are Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910). After him are Yash Pal (1926) and Nergis Mavalvala (1968).