Steven Weinberg Obituary – Death, World-Renowned Physicist Steven Weinberg Has Died
World-renowned physicist Steven Weinberg has passed away. Steven Weinberg, who won the Noble Prize in 1979, died Friday in Austin, Texas. He was 88 years old.
Weinberg had been hospitalized for several weeks, but the cause of death was not released.
Steven Weinberg was born May 3, 1933 in New York City, New York. He was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics.
“Just heard the sad news about Steven Weinberg. I’ll never forget the mind-expanding impact his book The First Three Minutes had on me when I was growing up.”
Weinberg held the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a great member of the physics and Astronomy Departments. Weinberg was given a numerous awards on his research on elementary particles and physical cosmology in 1979.
“In 2004, he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the American Philosophical Society, with a citation saying that he was “considered by many to be the most eminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today”. He has been elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences and the British Royal Society, as well as the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.”
He has been a consultant to the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, president of the Philosophical Society of Texas and a member of the editorial board of Daedalus magazine, the Council of Scholars at the Library of Congress, the JASON group of defense consultants and many other boards and committees.
Steven Weinberg, a titan of theoretical physics, has died at 88. His research built on the work of Albert Einstein
— Albert Einstein (@AlbertEinstein) July 26, 2021
Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88
‘Anything that we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done and may in the end be our greatest contribution to civilization’
— Tuig (@tuig_vd_richel) July 26, 2021
Steven Weinberg, as well as Richard Feynman, worked toward a final theory. One that would reconcile the science of the very large — relativity — with the science of the very small — quantum mechanics.
— Lieutenant Kijé (@BrianLemaire2) July 26, 2021
UT Austin Mourns Death of World-Renowned Physicist Steven Weinberg – UT News
— Roxy (@roxnsoxie) July 26, 2021
Steven Weinberg is famous in physics for his role in unifying two forces of nature (electromagnetism and the weak force) i.e. a major scientific discovery – a shame this doesn’t seem to have had more coverage in UK media
— John Davies (@johnardavies) July 26, 2021
SNOLAB is saddened to learn of the passing of Steven Weinberg. The Nobel Laureate’s work was fundamental in developing the Standard Model, and his contributions to physics will continue to inspire for years to come.
— SNOLAB (@SNOLABscience) July 26, 2021
Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88 @NobelPrize
— Brian R. Dorn, Ph.D. (@BiotechPatent) July 26, 2021
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg ’54 died on Friday. He’s the first of the so-called “100 Most Notable Cornellians” to pass away since Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 in September 2020. (There are now 17 living members on the list, published in 2003.) pic.twitter.com/8qF3umxTPx
— Corey Ryan Earle (@CREarle) July 26, 2021
“Among his peers, Steven Weinberg was one of the most respected figures in all of physics or perhaps all of science.”
“The University of Texas professor known for his work on the fundamental forces of the universe, as well as making science accessible, “changed the world,” one colleague said. Another described him as “the greatest living theoretical physicist.”
“This is a tribute to Steven Weinberg (1933-2021), one of the greatest physicists of our generation and winner of the 2020 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He passed away July 23, 2021.”
“Steven Weinberg, a titan of theoretical physics, has died at 88. His research built on the work of Albert Einstein.”
“Steven Weinberg, the Nobel laureate for physics, died today. He was a genius, as I’m sure his obituaries will proclaim. But he was also a delightful companion who loved theater, could recite the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins by heart, and wrote profoundly about the mysteries of creation. Despite his stupendous accomplishments and formidable intellect, he had a self-deprecating humor that opened the door to lifelong friendships. He loved life and left it reluctantly. He’ll be missed by all who knew him.”
“The New York Review lost two longtime contributors this month with the deaths of biologist Richard Lewontin and physicist Steven Weinberg.
Steven Weinberg, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and 1979 Nobel laureate, made many important contributions to particle physics, quantum field theory, and cosmology, while writing for the Review on a wide range of topics including nuclear weapons, NASA, symmetry, and the history of warfare.”
“One of the towering figures in 20th century physics died today. Steve Weinberg, one of the creators of The Standard Model, led physics for generation. He was also a teacher, colleague, and friend to me. I shall miss him. Condolences to Louise and Elizabeth.”