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Cosmic AngerAbdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist$
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Gordon Fraser

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199208463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.001.0001

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A mathematical childhood

A mathematical childhood

(p.46) 4 A mathematical childhood
Cosmic Anger

Gordon Fraser

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Salam's childhood. Salam was born on January 26, 1926. Soon after his birth, his father asked a visiting community representative to pray for the young boy. The Mauvli foretold that the boy would one day speak so loudly that the world would listen. This was now the second time that a remarkable career had been prophesied for his son. Salam cites as one of his earliest memories as learning the multiplication table for the number fifty.

Keywords:   Abdus Salam, family, scientists, childhood

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