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Whereas Salam’s leadership skills helped him set up important scientific institutions for Pakistan, his generosity allowed him to keep rendering quiet financial help to his countrymen. After he had won the Atoms for Peace Award––a gold medallion accompanied by a $30,000 honorarium––he converted it into an endowment that would help young Pakistani physicists to visit […]
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Edwin Powell Hubble was an American observational cosmologist and father of modern cosmology whose radical discoveries changed our ideas about the universe. Hubble provided the first convincing evidence of the existence of external galaxies and of expansion of the universe. Before the discovery, the Milky Way galaxy was considered as the only galaxy in the […]
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John von Neumann was one of the most influential figures of 20th century who made far-reaching contributions to the areas of mathematics, mathematical physics and economy. He was a Hungarian-American mathematician and a genius who pioneered the famous ‘Game Theory’, modern computer designing, equilibrium model of economy, and much more. He was also a key […]

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