Steven Weinberg

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Steven Weinberg (/ˈwnbɜːrɡ/; May 3, 1933 – July 23, 2021) was an American theoretical physicist. He won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his works with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interactions.

Weinberg was born in New York City. He studied at Cornell University and Princeton University.[1] In 1954, he married law academic Louise Goldwasser. They have one daughter, Elizabeth. Weinberg is Jewish[2] and a liberal.[3]

Weinberg died on July 23, 2021 at a hospital in Austin, Texas at the age of 88.[4][5]

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  1. "Steven Weinberg – Biographical". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. "Three Scientists Win Nobel Prize". October 16, 1979.
  3. Weinberg, Steven (2001). "Zionism and Its Adversaries". Facing Up: Science and Its Cultural Adversaries. Harvard University Press. pp. 181-183. ISBN 0674011201.
  4. "Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg passes away". Mathrubhumi. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  5. "UT Austin Mourns Death of World-Renowned Physicist Steven Weinberg". University of Texas at Austin. 24 July 2021. Retrieved 2021-07-24.