Imperial College’s Professor Tom Kibble CBE FRS, Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics here gives some personal insights into former colleague Professor Abdus Salam, the first Muslim and only Pakistani Nobel Laureate, in an interview kindly given to Imperial AMSA.
By Zubair Ahmed – from Tahir Magazine UK Autumn Edition 2011
“Father of modern medicine” – when one reads the term, without a name being mentioned, one would naturally link the term to someone who lived very recently either in Europe or America. But the title belongs to a man who lived more than 1000 years ago from today. (more…)
On Saturday 7th July 2007, there were a series of public talks marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival at Imperial College of the late Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam. Below is the Recording. You can also read an excerpt from the Book Salam +50 here in Google Books: Salam +50.
Finally if you want to buy the book here is the link to amazon… Click here
[The following was obtained from gonashgo Blog]
by Professor Alan Charles Kors
Isaac Newton entered Trinity College in Cambridge University in 1661. Every other college at Cambridge was dominated by the Aristotelian Scholastics, but Trinity College, Cambridge, was the one college in the university that was a Cartesian stronghold. That had a profound influence on the education of Isaac Newton because he was introduced to Descartes as an undergraduate, to Descartes’s mathematics, in particular. Descartes had founded analytic geometry, which made extraordinarily easier the sorts of calculations in which Kepler had engaged. Newton, then, early on was a student both of Descartes’s mechanical philosophy and of higher mathematics.
A documentary by the History Channel that looks at Newton and his take on the Bible. An interesting find.