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Weinberg, Steven,

1933–, American nuclear physicist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Princeton, 1957. Since 1982 he has been a professor at the Univ. of Texas at Austin, having previously been on the faculties of Columbia, the Univ. of California, Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard. He helped develop important theories of electromagnetic and nuclear particle interaction that were experimentally verified in 1982–83 when Carlo RubbiaRubbia, Carlo,
1934–, Italian physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Pisa, 1957. A professor of physics at the Univ. of Rome and later at Harvard, Rubbia did his most important work with Simon van der Meer at CERN.
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 and Simon van der Meervan der Meer, Simon,
1925–2011, Dutch physical engineer. He spent nearly his entire career at CERN, where he did his most important work with Carlo Rubbia. They discovered the W and Z particles, which convey the weak force, one of nature's four fundamental forces (see weak
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 identified the subatomic particles W and Z. In 1979, Weinberg shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus SalamSalam, Abdus,
1926–96, Pakistani physicist. After attending Government College at Lahore, he received a Ph.D. from Cambridge (1952). He taught in Lahore for three years before returning to England, first teaching mathematics at Cambridge (1954–57), then moving to
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 and Lee GlashowGlashow, Sheldon Lee
, 1932–, American physicist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Harvard, 1959. He became a professor at the Univ. of California at Berkeley in 1961 before moving to Harvard in 1967.
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. Among Weinberg's works are The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (1977) and Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature (1993). His To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (2015) is a personal account of the developments that led to modern science.

Weinberg, Steven

(1933–  ) physicist; born in New York City. He was an instructor at Columbia University (1957–59) before moving to the University of California: Berkeley (1959–69). In 1967 he produced a gauge symmetry theory that correctly predicted that electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces are identical at extremely high energies. The theory also predicted the weak neutral current, confirmed by particle accelerator experiments in 1973. As this theory was also independently developed by Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam, and extended by Sheldon Glashow, all three scientists shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics. Weinberg pursued his theoretical investigations in the unification of the fundamental forces of the universe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969–73) and Harvard (1973–83). He joined the University of Texas (1982) and concurrently became a consultant at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory (1983).
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As for potential readers of Coyle's book who would be using it as a primer concerning the contemporary Supreme Court, she is a first-rate guide--an authoritative reporter and a clear writer." STEVE WEINBERG
It is well-researched and superbly written, as might be expected from a former Boston Globe reporter." STEVE WEINBERG
That combination makes the book a worthy addition to the literature." STEVE WEINBERG
The value of Toobin's reporting lies in his explanations of how those five bend reason to achieve their desired result." STEVE WEINBERG
Perhaps the best classification for the book is to call it a rumination, based on copious research and intellectual passion and an author's search for the answer to this question: Is it possible for one individual to permanently alleviate centuries of hatred and misunderstandings over a vast geographical territory?" STEVE WEINBERG
The revolution featuring Castro in the lead role as overthrower of Cuban ruler Fulgencio Batista, as a fulcrum in the Cuban Missile Crisis, as an ally of the Soviet Union comes alive anew in the Fuentes version, but with oh so subtle variations from the official history." STEVE WEINBERG
Ehrenreich partially restores our enthusiasm for her tract by cogently explaining her source of satisfaction as a skeptic in a world seemingly dominated by blinkered optimists: She is determined to think positively about damping down the positive-thinking ideologues." STEVE WEINBERG
Ahamed, with economics degrees from Harvard and Cambridge universities plus 25 years as a professional investment manager, found a fascinating frame for relating global economic history from the beginning of World War I until the dying days of World War II." STEVE WEINBERG