Steven Weinberg

Weinberg, Steven, 1933–, American nuclear physicist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Princeton, 1957. He helped develop important theories of electromagnetic and nuclear particle interaction that were experimentally verified in 1982–83 when Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer identified the subatomic particles W and Z. In 1979, Weinberg shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Lee Glashow.

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