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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979


Prize motivation: "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"

Born: 5 December 1932, New York, NY, USA


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by Gösta Ekspong The research leading to an understanding of the nature of light and the emission and absorption processes has been of paramount importance. It led from a beginning in 1900 to the development of quantum physics, reaching a high peak in the 1920s and a fruition towards the mid-century years with the completion…

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By Lars Brink Forces One of the basic features in physics is the occurrence of forces that keep matter together. There are for example, the forces that keep the cells together to build up the human body, and there is the gravitational force that keeps us on the ground and the moon in orbit around…

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Press release

15 October 1979 has decided to award the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics to be shared equally between Professor Sheldon L. Glashow, Harvard University, USA, Professor Abdus Salam, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy and Imperial College, Great Britain, and Professor Steven Weinberg, Harvard University, USA, for their contributions to the theory of the unified…

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Prizes related to the 2008 Physics Prize In 2008, Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries concerning nature’s broken symmetry. Find out here about previous Nobel Prizes relevant to their work. Nobel Prize in Physics 1999 Gerardus ‘t Hooft and Martinus J. G. Veltman “for elucidating the…

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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Professor Bengt Nagel of the Translation from the Swedish text Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, This year’s Nobel prize in Physics is shared equally between Sheldon Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg “for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including…

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Advanced information

Additional background material on the Nobel Prize in Physics 1999 12 October 1999 has awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly to Professor Gerardus ‘t Hooft, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands, and Professor Emeritus Martinus J. G. Veltman, University of Michigan, USA, resident in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. “for elucidating the quantum structure of…

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Biographical

I was born in Washington, D.C., on February 19, 1941, the eldest of four sons. My father, Bertram Meyer, born in Philadelphia, son of immigrant Jewish parents from Czechoslovakia-Hungary, had attended the University of Pennsylvania as an English major. From 1941 a staff member of U.S. Sen. James E. Murray of Montana, he helped after…

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  The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004      Earlier Nobel Laureates whose work was of great consequence for this year’s award:     Contents: |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  | |   Web Adapted Version of the Nobel Poster from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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