Bust of Pakistan’s first Nobel Laureate, physicist Dr. Abdus Salam unveiled at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano unveiled the bust of Pakistan’s famous physicist Dr. Salam during IAEA’s 61st general conference way in Vienna, a Foreign Office (FO) handout said.

IAEA HQ will have the bust together with other notable figures, most of them scientists influential in the promotion of nuclear science and technology, according to the FO.

Dr. Salam, Pakistan’s first Nobel Laureate, was a fervent advocate of augmentation of base of scientific knowledge in developing world and an activist of “Atoms for Peace”, FO report said.


Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Salam in 1979, accompanied by Glashow and Weinberg, to honor contributions to the theory of unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between basic particles with prediction of the weak neutral current.

“Dr. Salam’s arduous work to aware world of the benefits of using nuclear knowledge for peace, health, and prosperity has been recognized on several events. He was founder of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy,” FO added.