Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam (Born: 29 January 1926) was and still is a source of pride for the Pakistani’s.
Abdus Salam was a science advisor to the Government of Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, a position from which he played a major and influential role in Pakistan’s science infrastructure, which included the establishment of Pakistan’s two major scientific organizations – Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The Abdus Salam Medal is presented by the Third World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy.
Abdus Salam died peacefully on 21 November 1996 at the age of 70 in Oxford, England. His body was finally returned to Pakistan where some 13,000 men and women visited to pay their last respects. Approximately 30,000 people attended his funeral prayers.
-Nobel Prize in Physics (1979)
Institutes named after Abdus Salam :
-Abdus Salam National Center for Mathematics (ASNCM), Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.
-Abdus Salam Chair in Physics (ASCP), Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.
-Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
-Abdus Salam School for Mathematical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
-The Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute (EBASI)
By : Saad Yameen (Team PS)