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Groundbreaking science is blind to prejudice
27 March 2014
The real story here is not who happened to end up on Newsnight last week, but that we are all members of a species who can join together to attempt the grand challenge of understanding the universe we live in and, by extension, ourselves. And while it might be a small group of scientists leading this endeavour, they represent all humanity. As the Nobel prizewinning – and “Pakistan-born” – physicist Abdus Salam said: “Scientific thought is the common heritage of mankind", says Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy) in THE.