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Tasneem Zehra Husain
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Tasneem Zehra Husain is a writer, educator and Pakistan’s first female string theorist.
Tasneem Zehra Husain is a writer, educator and Pakistan’s first female string theorist.

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NPR Interview about Only The Longest Threads
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Emergence is a word deep enough to lose oneself in. It alludes to realities appearing, not suddenly or out of nothing, but slowly dissolving in to our consciousness - like a fuzzy picture, coming into focus. - See more at: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/11/more-is-different.html#sthash.diO39LK3.dpuf
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"It sounds a bit ridiculous when you admit your jealousy of inanimate objects. If you confess that you covet the skill with which these lifeless forms navigate their circumstances, you're bound to get some strange looks."
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"I'm a total pushover when it comes to stories of connection. I am delighted by accounts of barriers breaking down and disparate people uniting in purpose, of ideas coalescing and theories fusing to reveal the common threads that underlie diversity."
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"The first time you encounter a truly dazzling idea, its light seems almost blinding; slowly, your eyes grow more accustomed, and the glare dulls down to a glow which pleasantly illuminates your outlook."
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“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde.

"One of the hardest parts about being a writer is dealing with the tangled mess of emotions that assaults you when you’re reading something you love ..."
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"The name lay waiting, until he was born and all his life, Abdus Salam wore it as a mantle."
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"There are some questions we just can't shake; the nature of space and time, or the identity of the building blocks of the universe; they pester us until we answer them, and then, as if on cue, the Universe proceeds to demonstrate the inadequacy of our proposed solutions."
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"Facts are not science, as the dictionary is not literature". 

My article on science writing, and why it should be read. 
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"There is a huge difference between breaking a symmetry, and not having one at all; in both cases, the end result may look the same, but in the former scenario there is an underlying simplicity of design, and in the latter there is no pattern to guide us ... 

[We] find ourselves in an ideal situation where the equations that describe our universe are symmetric, but the solutions are not. As a result, Nature can exhibit immeasurably rich structures while still being economical in essence, and we can make sense of the wild and wonderful phenomena that surround us by appealing to just a few guiding principles."

Here's my explanation of the Higgs mechanism (and the role it plays in the Standard Model) , on 3quarksdaily:
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