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Prof John Moffat (80), professor emeritus University of Toronto, is a former student of Dr Abdus Salam. He did his Ph.D under Dr. Salam in 1959 in Cambridge. He has written a book Einstein Wrote Back: My Life in Physics. There is a chapter on Dr. Abdus Salam in the book, where he is described as one of the giants among the 20th century scientists.
Dr. Moffat will be reminiscing about Dr. Salam on RAWAL TV, 8 PM (EST), tonight, (Jadoo TV).
Mr. Zakaria Virk of Canada was instrumental in bringing him to RAWAL TV to record this special program: Tribute to Abdus Salam.
Dr, Salam passed away Nov. 21, 1996. (today is Nov 21, 2012 his death anniversary). May Allah shower His blessings on him.
John W. Moffat (born 1932) is a Professor Emeritus in physics at the University of Toronto. He is also an adjunct Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo and a resident affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Moffat is best known for his work on gravity and cosmology, culminating in his nonsymmetric gravitational theory and scalar–tensor–vector gravity (now called MOG), and summarized in his 2008 book for general readers, Reinventing Gravity. His theory explains galactic rotation curves without invoking dark matter. He proposes a variable speed of light approach to cosmological problems, which posits that G/c is constant through time, but G and c separately have not been. Moreover, the speed of light c may have been much higher during early moments of the Big Bang. His recent work on inhomogeneous cosmological models purports to explain certain anomalous effects in the CMB data, and to account for the recently discovered acceleration of the expansion of the universe.