Friday, 6 July 2012

Pakistani Pugwashite and the Higgs boson discovery

An article in today's Express Tribune (Pakistan) refers to the contributions made to the Higgs boson discovery by a leading Pakistani scientist: “some of the earliest theoretical groundwork that led to this discovery was laid by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam.” 

Dr. Salam was a Pugwashite for 20 years.  A tribute that appeared on p. 71 of the Proceedings of the 48th Pugwash Conference says he was "always pleasant" and "deeply humane."  He had "wisdom" and a "high sense of dignity".  Through his Pugwash involvement, "he the prevention of nuclear war and other threats to peace."