Abdus Salam was born in Jhangmaghiana (Pakistan). In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg, for their theoretical calculations regarding the mediating role of bosons in electroweak interaction. A Muslim, he organized conferences on science and faith. In a speech from 1992, regarding the coherence of interpretive frameworks in particle physics, he affirmed: “For the agnostic, self-consistency (if successful) may connote irrelevance of a deity. For the believer, it provides no more than an unraveling of a small part of the Lord's design; its profundity in the areas it illuminates only enhances the believer’s reverence for the beauty of the design itself.”
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