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Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Gordon Fraser


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 ... More

Keywords: Abdus Salam, Nobel Prize, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208463
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Fraser, author