American physicist who developed one of the first theories of an electroweak force, unifying two of the four fundamental forces of nature—the electromagnetic force and the weak force—as two aspects of a single underlying force. He developed the theories of Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg by introducing a new particle property known as charm, and for this work he shared with Salam and Weinberg the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics.
[glaz-nost, glahz‐; Russian glahs-nuh st] /ˈglæz nɒst, ˈglɑz‐; Russian ˈglɑs nəst/ noun 1. the declared public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985. /ˈɡlæsˌnɒst/ noun 1. the policy of public frankness and accountability developed in the former Soviet Union under the leadership […]
[glas-pel] /ˈglæs pɛl/ noun 1. Susan, 1882–1948, U.S. novelist and dramatist.
[glas-fawlt, glahs- or, esp. British, -falt] /ˈglæs fɔlt, ˈglɑs- or, esp. British, -fælt/ noun 1. a road-surfacing material composed of asphalt and crushed glass.
[glas, glahs] /glæs, glɑs/ noun 1. a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance produced by fusion, usually consisting of mutually dissolved silica and silicates that also contain soda and lime, as in the ordinary variety used for windows and bottles. 2. any artificial or natural substance having similar properties and composition, as fused […]