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American theoretical physicistwd:Q179282
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University, The Bronx High School of Science
occupation: physicist, writer, university teacher, theoretical physicist, cosmologist
award received: Nobel Prize in Physics, Humanist of the Year, Elliott Cresson Medal, Oskar Klein Medal, National Medal of Science, Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship, James Joyce Awards, J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize, Richtmyer Memorial Award, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Padua, honorary doctorate of the University of Salamanca, Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Emperor Has No Clothes Award
student of: Sam Treiman
Steven Weinberg (; born May 3, 1933) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.
He holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and physical cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science. In 2004 he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, with a citation that said he is "considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today." He has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society, as well as to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Weinberg's articles on various subjects occasionally appear in The New York Review of Books and other periodicals. He has served as consultant at the U. S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, President of the Philosophical Society of Texas, and member of the Board of Editors of Daedalus magazine, the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress, the JASON group of defense consultants, and many other boards and committees.
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author: Steven Weinberg