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American nuclear physicist who helped develop the theory of the electroweak force, explaining the relationship between two of the four fundamental forces of nature, the electromagnetic force and the weak force. For this work he shared with Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics.
American nuclear physicist who in 1979 shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Sheldon Lee Glashow and Abdus Salam (qq.v.) for work in formulating the electroweak theory, which explains the unity of electromagnetism with the weak nuclear force