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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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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 quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics”…

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Banquet speech

Abdus Salam’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1979 Your Majesties, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of my colleagues, Professor Glashow and Weinberg, I thank the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Academy of Sciences for the great honour and the courtesies extended to us, including the courtesy to me of being addressed in…

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Biographical

My parents, Lewis Glashow and Bella née Rubin immigrated to New York City from Bobruisk in the early years of this century. Here they found the freedom and opportunity denied to Jews in Czarist Russia. After years of struggle, my father became a successful plumber, and his family could then enjoy the comforts of the…

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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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  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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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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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Professor Gösta Ekspong of the Translation from the Swedish text Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, This year’s Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to Professor Carlo Rubbia and Dr. Simon van der Meer. According to the decision of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences the prize is given…

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