ISLAMABAD: Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, Wednesday unveiled a bust of Dr. Abdus Salam, Nobel laureate of Pakistan on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Agency at its headquarters in Vienna.
According to official sources, Dr. Salam, the first Nobel Laureate of Pakistan, was an ardent proponent of broadening the base of scientific knowledge in the developing world and an advocate of “Atoms for Peace”.
Dr. Salam’s efforts in making the world aware of the benefits of using nuclear knowledge for peace, health and prosperity have been recognized on numerous occasions.
He was also the founder of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
The bust of Dr. Salam will be placed at the IAEA Headquarters together with the busts of other notable figures, mostly scientists, who were instrumental in the promotion of nuclear science and technology.