A Nobel laureate in exile. BOOK REVIEW

A Nobel laureate in exile

See all authors and affiliations

Science  12 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 162
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav4296

Summary

The film Salam: The First ****** Nobel Laureate begins and ends with a gravestone in a quiet mass cemetery in Pakistan. We see the deceased’s name: “Professor Muhammad Abdus Salam,” followed by his birth and death dates, 1926 and 1996, and a puzzling inscription that declares that Salam “in 1979 became the first Nobel laureate for his work in physics.” As the camera lingers, it becomes clear that a word has been painted out between “first” and “Nobel.” But only after watching the film do we comprehend it: “Muslim.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s