Abdus Salam Quotes

Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE (Punjabi, Urdu: ???? ??? ???????; pronounced [?bd??s s?l?m]; 29 January 1926 – 21 November 1996), was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. A major figure in 20th century theoretical physics, he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani and first Muslim to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize (after Anwar Sadat of Egypt)

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Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.

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In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.

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This sense of wonder leads most scientists to a Superior Being - der Alte, the Old One, as Einstein affectionately called the Deity - a Superior Intelligence, the Lord of all Creation and Natural Law.

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Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.

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From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.

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Politicians - well, first of all, they should get rid of nuclear weapons, I think.

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I am a particle physicist, which is the nearest branch to nuclear physics. So in that sense I was the sort of right connection with the subject of nuclear energy and so on.

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Before Chernobyl or without Chernobyl the nuclear power was the safe thing.

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The Chernobyl technology is different from the technology which is used in the west, mainly.

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Personally I would like to see that the nuclear age, in terms of power, does come, because there's no long-term future for developing countries without nuclear power.

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Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked.

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“Power, Politics and Money are the three most dangerous things that have taken uncountable people’s life in the past, taking in the present and will be taking in the future.You can see how the world changed from past to present; and it all started to showoff who can be the king of the World. This will continue until the end of human kind. Only thing left for us is our human rights to care, share and help each other to bring peace and freedom back to ourselves.”

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“Anything you believe in, imagine and dream can become true at anytime. Therefore, believing in your imagination or dreams takes you closer to achieve it by continuously pursuing towards it and for it.”

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“More effort you put towards your true and happy life dreams, the closer you will get to achieve your true dreams. Because your efforts are reducing your obstacle for achieving your true dreams.”

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I'm afraid there's a big confusion in the world between nuclear power and nuclear arms.

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