Sheldon Lee Glashow

American theoretical physicist
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Sheldon Lee Glashow (US: /ˈɡlæʃ/,[1][2] UK: /ˈɡlæʃ/;[3] born December 5, 1932) is an American theoretical physicist. He is the Metcalf Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Boston University. He is also a professor emeritus, at Harvard University. He is known for his works about the unification of electroweak interactions. He won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics alongside Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam.

Glashow was born in New York City. He studied at Cornell University and Harvard University. In 1972, he married Joan Shirley Alexander. They have four children.


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