Dr. Abdus Salam’s House Named a Heritage Site

Famous Pakistani scientist and Noble Prize winner, Dr. Abdus Salam's house in London was named as a heritage site and given a blue plaque!

Famous Scientist, Dr. Abdus Salam’s London house was named a heritage site by the British Government, they also installed a blue plaque in honor of him.

The plaque was put outside his house in Putney which was named a heritage site. Dr. Abdus Salam lived there from 1957 to 1996 and he had founded the theoretical physics department at London’s Imperial College.

The plaque reads “Abdus Salam 1926-1996, Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Champion of Science in developing countries, lived here”.

Dr. Abdus Salam is was the first Pakistani scientist to receive the Nobel Prize for physics in 1979 for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory.

“A blue plaque on the house in Putney where he lived for 40 years is a fitting tribute to [the] Nobel laureate,” Prof Micheal Duff, a professor at the Imperial College who completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of the scientist, said.

“Dr. Abdus Salam, who was not only one of the finest scientists of the twentieth century, having unified two of the four fundamental forces of nature, but who also dedicated his life to the betterment of science and education in the developing world.”

According to the English heritage, a blue plaque is a sign or symbol or pride which is placed outside historically significant places to honor the people who have lived or worked there. Dr. Abdus Salam was one of the few nobles that were awarded the honor.

Along with Dr. Abdus Salam, Charles Darwin, Rosalind Franklin, and Alan Turing are some other recipients of the blue plaque.

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