The September Issue of The Karachi Review is dedicated to ARMED FORCES OF PAKISTAN.

9th August 1911 Birthday of WILLIAM ALFRED FOWLER, Nuclear Physicist & Astrophysicist

William Alfred Fowler was an American nuclear physicist and astrophysicist. He and Subrahmanyan Chandrashekhar were the joint winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics 1983. Fowler won the Nobel Prize for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but grew up in Lima, Ohio after his father moved to the latter city after being transferred. Right from his time at high school, he displayed an aptitude for the sciences and engineering.

His most significant work was his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe”.

He was awarded the Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science in 1965.

In 1973, he was awarded the Vetlesen Prize.

He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1974.

In 1983, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Subramanyan Chandrasekhar. Fowler was awarded “for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe”.

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