Despite 20% of the world’s population, Muslims have only been awarded 2 Nobel prizes in Science.
Professor Abdus Salam [Physics 1979] was Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. Although he was a devout Muslim, he had to leave Pakistan because he found it impossible to do theoretical physics research there.
Ahmed Zewail [Chemistry 1999] although an Egyptian, has been at Caltech since 1976.
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