Dr. Abdus Salam, An Inspiration to the World of Science


29 Jul 2012

History of Science, Physics

This video, produced by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, presents memories and ideas from Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam (d. 1996), one of the founders of the organization, which seeks to both advance research and extend work on physics through less advantaged parts of the world.  The video seems to have been made for a conference held 8-10 November 2010.

Dr. Abdus Salam, a Pakistani, is notable for having been the first Muslim to win the Nobel prize in a science field, earning the prize in Physics in 1979.  Dr. Abdus Salam was a member of the Ahmadiyya community.  Some Muslims have strong theological differences with the Ahmadiyya.


There is very little here beyond a presentation about this organization, which Dr. Abdus Salam seems to have been active in.  No specific mention is made of Islam, nor of any specific scientific work Dr. Abdus Salam did.  Given the slight amount of material, the scores are all positive.