Third Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture by Professor Michael Duff

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
LUMS

Third Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture

Abdus Salam at Imperial College

Reminiscences by a former graduate student of the life and times of Abdus Salam at Imperial College London.

 

Date: Thursday, February 02, 2017

Time: 5-6 pm

Venue: 10-201, SBASSE Complex, LUMS

 

Abstract

The death of Abdus Salam in 1996 was a great loss not only to his family and the scientific community; it was a loss to all mankind. For he was not only one of the finest physicists of the twentieth century, having unified two of the four fundamental forces of nature, but he dedicated his life to the betterment of science and education in the developing world. So although he won the Nobel Prize for physics, a Nobel Peace Prize would have been equally appropriate.

 

Professor Michael Duff

Professor Duff gained his PhD in theoretical physics in 1972 at Imperial College under the mentorship of Prof. Salam. Prof. Duff’s interests lie in unified theories of elementary particles, quantum gravity, supergravity, the Kaluza-Klein theory, superstrings, super membranes, M-theory and quantum information theory.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society for the Arts and Recipient of the 2004 Meeting Gold Medal, El Colegio Nacional, Mexico.