By Bernie on 12 Jul 2012
Photo Credit: AP
The caption for this photo repeated by all news agencies who ran the story has a small factual error:
In this picture taken on Oct 15, 1979, the first Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Professor Abdus Salam, pictured in London, England after he heard the news that he was joint winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics. Salam, who belongs to a minority Muslim sect, helped develop the theoretical framework that led physicists to discover the 'God particle' this week, stoking worldwide excitement, yet he is not celebrated by his country and schoolchildren are rarely even taught his name.
As I noted in my article Abdus Salam The Greatest Muslim Scientist, Professor Salam is actually the second Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate.
I would like to point out that the other joint winners of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics were Jews (Weinberg and Glashow)
As for the 'God particle,' it is a misnomer - it should be called the 'Ungod particle because its existence shows that the birth and subsequent evolution of universe was created without God.
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