Teacher-Scholar Portraits: Akbar Salam

Dr. Akbar Salam

Akbar Salam is a minimalist when it comes to conducting his Chemistry research, relying on blank sheets of paper over a laboratory equipped with high-tech gear.

He tends to work on quantum mechanics at a table either in his house or his temporary Winston Hall office. He’ll solve advanced math equations on paper for up to 10 hours a day for several days in a row.