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Naming Schools after Nobel Laureates

The Washington Post recently ran a story about the late Abdus Salam, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize almost 40 years ago. The piece concerns the politics of naming a building at a Pakistani university in honour of a man from a religious minority background. 1,328 more words


Paul Braterman reblogged this on Primate's Progress and commented:

I had the pleasure of hearing Abdus Salam give a talk in Oxford, sometime around 1960. I naïvely asked why a neutron would decay into a proton and electron, rather than an antiproton and positron, and he gently explained to me the concept of baryon number, which I would have known about by that point if I had been paying proper attention to his talk. Both prose and neutron  have baryon (heavy particle) number +1, while their antiparticles have baryon number -1. They also have lepton (like particle) number 0, which is why the neutron decays into a proton, and electron, and an antineutrino.

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me – it was the sublime quality of patience – patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment – which I sadly lacked. 7 more words

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বিজ্ঞানী আবদুস সালাম

বিজ্ঞানী আবদুস সালাম

১৯২৬-১৯৯৬ খ্রিস্টাব্দ]

বিজ্ঞানের বিশাল জগতে পদার্থ বিজ্ঞানের ভূমিকা অগ্রগণ্য। আর পদার্থ বিজ্ঞান চর্চা ও গবেষণায় যেসব বিজ্ঞানী কৃতিত্বের স্বাক্ষর রেখেছেন তাঁদের মধ্যে পাকিস্তানের অধ্যাপক আবদুস সালাম অন্যতম। বিশ্ববাসীর কাছে এ তথ্য প্রচলিত হল ‘সুইডিশ একাডেমী  আর সায়েন্স’ যেদিন ১৯৭৯ সালে পদার্থ বিজ্ঞানের ক্ষেত্রে নোবেল পুরস্কার ঘোষণা করলেন। পদার্থ বিজ্ঞানে যে তিনজন নোবেল পুরস্কার পান বিজ্ঞানী আবদুস সালাম তাঁদেরই একজন। 20 more words

ক্ষুদে বিজ্ঞানী প্রজেক্ট

Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind. – Abdus Salam http://dlvr.it/KnHNzL


10 Pakistani Scientists who change the World

Pakistani scientists have played a stellar role in the development of Pakistan. In the short span of its post-independence history Pakistan has achieved several great scientific achievements. 647 more words

Dilemma of Muslim Nation!!!

Some thousand years back there was a faction of Muslims named “Mutazilites” which sparked a quest to scientific enquiry and logic among the mainstream Muslims. Many scientists were influenced from this ideology, though not all got converted for it. 243 more words

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