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Let's Remember Dr. Abdus Salam..... (Great Pakistani Scientists Series)[1st entry]

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Dr. Abdus Salam was born in January 29, 1926 in Jhang Punjab. He received his education from Government College Lahore and Cambridge University. He got Smith's prize and Adams Prize. He taught at GC University and Cambridge University. He was the founding director of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) which is the space research agency of Pakistan.

In 1964, He founded International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, in the North-East of Italy. He was the Director of ICTP from 1964 to December 1993. The Centre has since been renamed to The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

He got Nobel Prize of Physics in 1979 and also got many other national and international awards.


He was died in November 21, 1996.


Below is the list of awards that were conferred to Abdus Salam in his lifetime.

Nobel Prize in Physics (Stockholm, Sweden)(1979)

Hopkins Prize (Cambridge University) for "the most outstanding contribution to
Physics during 1957-1958"

Adams Prize (Cambridge University) (1958)

Sitara-e-Pakistan for contribution to science in Pakistan (1959).

First recipient of Maxwell Medal and Award (Physical Society, London) (1961)

Hughes Medal (Royal Society, London) (1964)

Atoms for Peace Award (Atoms for Peace Foundation) (1968)

J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Medal and Prize (University of Miami) (1971)

Guthrie Medal and Prize (1976)

Matteuci Medal (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome) (1978)

John Torrence Tate Medal (American Institute of Physics) (1978)

Royal Medal (Royal Society, London) (1978)

Nishan-e-Imtiaz for outstanding performance in Scientific projects in Pakistan (1979)

Einstein Medal (UNESCO, Paris) (1979)

Shri R.D. Birla Award (India Physics Association) (1979)

Josef Stefan Medal (Josef Stefan Institute, Ljublijana) (1980)

Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Physics (Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague) (1981)

Lomonosov Gold Medal (USSR Academy of Sciences) (1983)

Copley Medal (Royal Society, London) (1990)




Dr Salam Receiving Nobel Prize.....
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