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Encyclopedia > Sheldon Glashow

Professor Sheldon Lee Glashow (born December 5, 1932) is an American physicist. He is a professor at Harvard University's department of physics.


He, along with Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam, is the mastermind of the electroweak theory, for which he won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics.


He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1954 and received a Ph. D. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1959.


Glashow is a notable opponent of Superstring theory.


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NOVA | The Elegant Universe | Sheldon Glashow | PBS (2359 words)
Here, Glashow, the Arthur G.B. Metcalf Professor of Physics at Boston University and winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics (along with Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam), lets fly on the theory that, regrettably from his perspective, has been attracting the brightest young stars in the physics firmament today.
Glashow: I was at the University of California in Berkeley from roughly 1963 to 1966 as a professor, and I remember clearly that the experimenters and the theorists were in very close contact.
Glashow: I think the late 1990s and the beginning of this 21st century will be remembered as the coming together of the large and the small, the convergence of cosmology and particle physics.
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