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Alumni Hall of Fame
Steven Weinberg '50

Distinguished physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg is best known for his work with the fundamental forces that exist in nature. Weinberg worked with fellow Bronx Science ’50 alumnus Sheldon Glashow to show that electromagnetism and the weak interaction were different aspects of the same force as opposed to two separate interactions. This theory unified the two interactions of elementary particles into a single one, the electroweak. It also hypothesized that the weak interaction presents itself as “neutral weak currents” when particular elementary particles interact. After graduating from Bronx Science in 1950, Weinberg completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduate studies at Princeton University. Weinberg is now the Jack S. Josey-Welch Foundation Chair in Science at The University of Texas, Austin.



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