Steven Weinberg
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"Steven Weinberg" is an American Theoretical physics/theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize in Physics/Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Lee Glashow/Sheldon Glashow to the Electroweak interaction/unification of the weak force and electromagnetism/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 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 (American Philosophical Society)/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.

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