Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Sight Seeing into Space-time

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

TIME is difficult to define. The dictionary defines TIME as a 'period' and defines a 'period' as 'time. This leads us to nowhere. Time is simply how long we wait (Feynmann). Time is what prevents so many things happening all at once. Can mathematical breakthroughs establish God's extradimensional might? Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the Universe infinite or does it have boundaries? "A Brief History of Time" by the living legend Stephen Hawking, addresses some of these fundamental questions and with us, Muhammad Omar Saleem will share some of his private moments in the exciting voyage through space-time. He will present an outline and review of the book and tell us why reading it was so exciting. He will mention and summarise the basic concepts (such as the anthropic principle, expansion of the universe, man's role in the cosmos, unification and the ultimate nature of matter) that are already there in "A Brief History of Time". He will also read out some select portions from the book.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Muhammad Omer Saleem
Petroleum Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Photovoltaics

Sunlight into Electricity
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
02 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Shah Faisal Shaheed Seminar Hall, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

A World getting Warmer

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
30 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Jawad Mahmood
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

A Questionnaire on Electromagnetics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
24 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Lalazar, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Moderator
Muhammad Umar Khan
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Experimental Workshop on Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. K.A. Shoaib
PINSTECH
Presenter
Dr. Khadim Hussain
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Presenter
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore

Programming Computer Games

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
04 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Syed Asim Hussain Abbasi
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

The World Wide Web

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
01 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

This seminar was conducted to familiarise the members with the Internet in general and special emphasis was laid upon the world wide web. In this lecture the emphasis was on what the internet as a whole is about and also the significance of the World Wide Web. Gist of the Seminar: It was also discussed that why the development of the WWW has resulted in a phenomenal growth in the usage of the Internet. In this particular lecture it was also discussed that what are the differences between standard network and the Internet. The following topics were covered in detail in this particular seminar:

  •  The World Wide Web
  • The Internet Relay Chat
  • The working of Domain Name Servers
  • Emailing and a little guidance about effective emailing
  • Cause and effect of the World Wide web
  • The development of the Internet from simple networks
  • Client server set-ups
  • Details about file transfer protocol
  • General discussion on the Hyper-Text Transfer protocol
  • A general introduction of Gopher, Archie and Veronica
  • A introduction to the debate whether the Internet should be censored
Resource People: 
Speaker
Faisal Naeem
CS Department, University of Texas, Austin

Simulation of Electronic Circuits using Pspice

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27 October 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

These independent workshops primarily covered the first year basic electrical engineering course.

Workshop-I:

It was divided into two phases: (a) schematics and (b) analysis. The following active components were discussed:

  • sine voltage and current sources,
  • piecewise voltage and current sources,
  • pulse voltage and current sources and exponential current and voltage sources.

In this workshop the students were also taught to design half wave and full wave sinusoidal rectifiers, clippers, clampers and peak rectifier circuits. It was explained that how to get parts, wire the circuit and place the markers. Then how to use VSIN and PWL VOLTAGE sources, VPULSE source, VOFF attributes of the sources. A circuit for different values of R and L simultaneously was simulated and described the advantages of using simulation software were also explained. Students were also invited to design their own circuits and simulate them to get results on the probe.

Workshop II:
The same workshop was repeated on request on the 1st and 2nd of December and was an enhanced version of the first workshop.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Salman Durrani
University of Queensland, Australia
Presenter
Syed Asad Abbas
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

The History of Ancient Geological Thought

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
15 October 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Omar Saleem
Petroleum Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

New Energy Sources

Solving the Energy crisis
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
01 October 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Umar Khan
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore