Dr Abdus Salam Honored with a Bust at IAEA in Austria

Pakistan’s first Nobel Prize winner, popular theoretical physicist Dr Abdus Salam has been honored at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna.

The International nuclear energy safety watchdog unveiled a bust of Ar Abdus Salam recently.

A handout from the Foreign Office says that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano unveiled the popular physicist’s bust during the 61st IAEA’s general conference.

The bust will be placed at IAEA HQ alongside other notable scientists who contributed in the promotion and development of nuclear science.

Dr Abdus Salam leading proponent of nuclear science as subject in the developing world. The Foreign Office statement says that he was an “advocate of Atoms of Peace.”

The Foreign Office statement added “Dr Salam’s efforts in making the world aware of the benefits of using nuclear knowledge for peace, health and prosperity have been recognized on numerous occasions. He was also the founder of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.”

Dr Salam received the Nobel Prize in 1979 along with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg. Their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between particles and prediction regarding weak neutral current earned them the award.

The Pakistani scientist passed away on November 21, 1996 in the UK.

Image Credits: Geo News, Dawn

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  • Pakistan should have her heads high that we had this kind of personality who researched the ultimate goals in science.

  • There are people who hate him for his beliefs. And there are those who bend over backwards to praise him. None of them know sheeet about his research – which is largely obsolete anyway. As far as his shared Nobel is concerned, its no more credible than the Oscars – just show off for connected elite. Need I quote that slimy cunt-h Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar as an ‘exemplary’ Nobel laureate?
    Scientists, real ones, dont waste their time in awards. They dont work for any accolades. Their only mission in life is to make life better for humans.
    I am amazed at this Salam’s delusion that Atomic energy is meant for peace. Nothing can be more farcical and deplorable than that. Can we control it? No. (We cant even control farts btw). Every blind F–k in history claimed to bring peace through methods which could be easily weaponized. So much so that inventor of Ak47 famously and proudly said it was to bring peace. He nicely shoved peace into the colon of humanity.
    Nuclear physicists still know squat about nuclear world. To such an extent that even US does not know what to do with the spent fuel of plethora of reactors that they have.
    Scientists can go F themselves. They spoil wherever they land and whatever they do. Did anyone know that there is lot of waste/junk in space within a few years of sending first satellite there?

  • lanati…this is one of biggest traitor of Pakistan and enemies of this country are trying to cover his dirty activities by hook or crook

    • You are the biggest traitor of Pakistan yourself for creating a division among the Pakistanis based on religion.

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