Sheldon Lee Glashow

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Sheldon Lee Glashow

1932-

American theoretical physicist who generalized and extended the electroweak theory of Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam and shared the Nobel Prize for physics with them in 1979. Their work demonstrated that the electromagnetic force and the weak force in the nucleus are aspects of a single force, called the electroweak force. Glashow also proposed a new property of quarks (entities that make up elementary particles) which he called charm.