Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Nanoengineering and Fabrication of Intelligent Devices that can Shape the Future

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 May 2006
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faisal Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

This talk will be focused on some of the scientific themes and applications in which electron energies reached for device or process operation are above that of the surrounding lattice or environment. Within the scope of the topic I will attempt to describe the vision of the global nanoscience community which is to 'exploit science in the nano-scale to inspire intelligent devices that can shape the future'. Freeman Dyson once said; "Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences." With this in mind, I will also talk about what we can do to help take our ideas in the exploitation of knowledge to build good technologies for the future. Examples associated with the scale up of plasma technologies for the growth of carbon nanotube systems, use of organic nanocomposites for the production of solar cells and the novel processing routes of materials for display products and next generation transistors will be utilized. Novel Processes such as Ion beam lithography, Focused ion beams, Smart cut and Dual platform systems are versatile tools for nanoengineering and nanoscience applications and can be used to rapidly prototype and modify a diverse range of nano-devices and sensors. I will discuss the use of these systems for nanoengineeing and fabrication using examples from research.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Ahmed Shuja
Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

Nanostructures and their Applications

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 May 2006
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faisal Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

The talk will be based on synthesis and applications of nanostructures in various areas like energy, photonics, and biology. With the tools available to fabricate devices from top down approach, it is utmost desire to develop techniques, which mimic nature, i.e., assemble atoms and molecules in a manner that these can be used for applications. A lot of effort is being carried out to control the growth of matter at nanoscale. The talk will cover fundamentals of self-assembly and then use of nanostructures/nanoparticles in a variety of devices.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Search for Life in the Universe

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 May 2006
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Salman Hameed
Assistant Professor of Integrated Sciences and Humanities, Hampshire College, MA, USA

Strings and All That!

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
29/08/2005
Venue: 
Faisal Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Faheem Hussain
National Centre for Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

Khwarizmi Annual Dinner and General Body Meeting 2005

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 August, 2005
Venue: 
Department of Physics, Government College University (GCU), Lahore
Abstract: 

The first KSS Annual dinner took place in Physics Department, Government College University Lahore on August 1, 2005. Preceding the dinner, the activities, theme, charter, scope and future vision of the KSS was summed up by the Joint Secretary, Muhammad Sabieh Anwar. The review was followed by a lively question and answer session mediated by the Vice President, Dr. Hassan Shah. A lively discsussion ensued. The participants included Dr. Ghazanfar Munir, Dr. Ghulam Murtaza, Dr. Azam Sheikh, Dr. Ijaz Ghauri, Dr. Noor Sheikh, Sami-uz-Zafar and Rehan Anwar. The session was presided by Dr. Abdullah Sadiq, Rector Ghulam Ishaque Khan University of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, NWFP. The President of the KSS, Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi gave a vote of thanks and summed up the evening. Nazir Musical Society, GCU Lahore members then enthused the participants with their classical singing. Finally, there was the dinner. The KSS expanded its Membership on the occasion on sought new ways for improving its activities and outlook in the future. The dinner was attended by about 70 students, scientists and professionals.

Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest-of-Honour
Dr. Abdullah Sadiq
Rector, GIKI, TOPI, NWFP
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General Body Meeting 2004

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
10 December, 2004
Time: 
7 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President Khwarizmi Science Society

The Four Greatest Ideas in Physics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 October, 2003
Time: 
4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Auditorium, Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

In his address, the speaker Prof. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy aptly explained the four greatest ideas in physics: relativity, quantum mechanics, electro-weak unification and the string theory. These ideas had changed the very face of twentieth century physics and taken mankind into more exciting nooks and corners of the known and the unknown universes. The content of the lecture was aimed for the lay masses, and therefore commanded a lot of eager interest from people of all backgrounds. The lecture was followed by an active question and answer session, lasting another thirty minutes.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy
Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
Chair
Dr. Anis Alam
Director, Ali Institute of Education

Spying Molecules

The Science of Allelopathy
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
31 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Tehmina Anjum
Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Chair
Dr. Rukhsana Bajwa
Chairman, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
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Cancer Detection with Bioinformatics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
20 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Studies of the DNA sequence are paving the ways to diagnose diseases at much early stages leading to possible cures of cancer. Presence of mutated genes could be considered a risk for undesired production of proteins resulting in diseases like cancer. This seminar will highlight the biology of the microarrays, different classification techniques to diagnose cancer and the necessary tools to increase the accuracy of diagnosis.

 

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Iqbal Gondal
Monash University, Australia
Chair
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akhtar
DG, School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab

OXYGEN

Pervasive Human-Centred Computing
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
20 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
National Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

For over forty years, computation has centered about machines, not people. We have catered to expensive computers, pampering them in air-conditioned rooms or carrying  them around with us. They have required us to interact with them on their terms, speaking their languages and manipulating their keyboards or mice. They have not been aware of our needs, location or preferences. Purporting to serve us, they have actually forced us to serve them. In Project Oxygen, we strive for a world in which computation will be human centered. It will be freely available everywhere, like batteries and power sockets, or oxygen in the air we breathe. It will enter the human world, handling our goals and needs and helping us to do more while doing less. We will not need to carry our own devices around with us. Instead, configurable generic devices, either handheld or embedded in the environment, will bring computation to us, whenever we need it and wherever we might be. As we interact with these “anonymous” devices, they will adopt our information personalities. They will respect our desires for privacy and security. We won’t have to type, click, or learn new computer jargon. Instead, we’ll communicate naturally, using speech and gestures that describe our intent and leave it to the computer to carry out our will.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Umar Saif
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, USA