The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979

Sheldon Lee Glashow

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

Abdus Salam

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

Steven Weinberg

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979 was awarded jointly to Sheldon Lee Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current."

To cite this section
MLA style: The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2018. Sun. 23 Sep 2018. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1979/summary/>

Back to top Back To Top Takes users back to the top of the page

Explore prizes and laureates

Look for popular awards and laureates in different fields, and discover the history of the Nobel Prize.