workshop

Scientific Research Training Workshop

Software Carpentry, Scientific Writing and Simulations
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IDRACK

University of Punjab

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Date: 
28 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first ever Software Carpentry (https://software-carpentry.org/about/) workshop will be organized by IDRACK and the  Khwarizmi Science Society in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore.

IDRACK is a non-profit organization and is currently introducing software carpentry in Pakistan. The niche in which IDRACK works is scientific communication and awareness (https://idrack.org/blog/) with a special emphasis on women in STEM. Currently, it is working in the area of scientific programming and introducing the research community in Pakistan to this practice to bring the quality of research at par with the  developed world.

Objectives:

This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind:

  1. To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to become instructors and join a global community.

  2. To expose people with just enough know-how to integrate computational work with their current research work.

The workshop  will be led by Ashar Malik from IDRACK who is also affiliated with Software Carpentry Community. He will be training the researchers so that they can continue this chain of research training in other insitutions/cities as well. Some indication regarding the content to be delivered on these two days (27th and 28th) can be obtained from the schedule below.

Day – 1 (27th June, 2018)

  • Software Carpentry: An Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Unix Shell - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Unix Shell - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Programming with Python - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Programming with Python - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Simulation of Real World Problems 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  
  •  

  • Day - 2 (28th June, 2018)

  • Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Scientific Simulation Theory - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Scientific Simulation Theory - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Python: My First Simulation 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
    Break 03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
    Python: Errors in My First Simulation 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  

Does this look like something you are interested in? Sign up to attend here: https://goo.gl/forms/HMpmDBQtYN4TqyfX2

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. The workshop is limited to 30 participants

2. The registration cost for  attending the workshop is Rs. 750 for the students of the University of Punjab and Rs. 1000 otherwise

 

For more details about the content of the workshop and  required softwares, visit: https://idrack.org/blog/2018/06/09/2-day-scientific-research-training-workshop-27-28th-june-2018/

Resource People: 
Presenter
Ashar Malik
Foundr - IDRACK
Presenter
Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

Building Media Relationship for Science Popularization

A Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times

University of Punjab

Pakistan Science Foundation

Institute of Research Promotion

Invention to Innovation Summit

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
7 March, 2018
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
Cluster Centre, New Campus, University of Punjab
Abstract: 

Science and Technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. It affects many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, Technology and Innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and the nation's economy in every area, especially in transportation, communication, agriculture, education, environment, health, defence and jobs. Everybody, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations. Understanding includes not just the facts of science but also the scientific methods and their limitations as well as an appreciations of the practical and social implications. 

People are unable to know about the advancements in science and technology due to their lack of interest in science and its slow propagation and penetration amongst larger number of population in Pakistan. The need has never been greater for more effective sceince communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technolgy. A lot of scientific information is found online inf the form of blogs, posts and videos and one cannot tell whether the information provided is authentic or not. This has created a huge gap between the general public and expert science communicators. We need to train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for effectively communicating with the public.

The objective of this workshop is to equip the participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate science communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to the general public. The workshop is to take place on 7th March, 2018 at the University of Punjab from 02 pm to 04 pm.

Venue:

Resource People: 
Guest of Honor
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Syed Paras Ali
Editor - Weekly Technology Times
Guest Speaker
Ms. Shahla Adnan
Lecturer - Communication and Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University
Guest Speaker
Mr. Shahzada Irfan
Journalist - The News International

Workshop on Astrolabe Making

Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
28 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.

An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century. 

Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world's astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.

Registration:

Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Tom Reijngoudt
Instructor
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Instructor
Willem Frederik de Graaf

15th DAWN Education Expo 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

DAWN News

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
07/02/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel, Lahore
Date: 
08/12/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is taking part in the 15th DAWN Education Expo 2018 organized by DAWN News. 

The DAWN Education Expo will be held for two days in each of Pakistan's three metropolitan cities: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan's most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. We invite the university students, fresh graduates and the members of Khwarizmi Family to visit and explore the ocean of opportunities out there!

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary on Computational Biology

A Talk at Buraq Space Camp - Changing Perceptions Through Visions Of Space
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
25th December, 2017
Time: 
02:00 pm
Venue: 
Buraq Planetary Society
Abstract: 

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary will represent the Khwarizmi Science Soceity at the Buraq Space Camp on 25th December 2017. The talk will encompass the vast field of computational biology and its applications.

 

Buraq Planetary Society will organize the 14th Buraq Space Camp from 22nd to 31st December, 2017, in Islamabad. The camp will comprise of lectures, workshops and field trips that include subjects ranging from rocket design to astrophysics, IT and cutting-edge technologies - alongside which the candidates will be constantly evaluated to ascertain their relative ranks.

 

The theme of this year's camp is "Changing Perceptions Through Visions of Space". The Buraq Planetary Society hopes to guide the youth and help them perceive the world in a manner which is productive and beneficial to them. the aim is to make them aware of the realities around us in the present, and to help them formulate a vision for the future. To fulfill this task, the students will sit through talks and discussions with the leaders from the world of business, technology, science, public health and various other key fields in Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary
Supplementary Documents: 

Galileo Workshop

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 October, 2013
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road (Shahrah e Roomi), Near Children Hospital, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society proudly announcess the Galileo Workshop and prize distribution ceremony on October 22nd, 2013. The aim of the workshop is to teach the teachers of different schools about the assembling of Galileoscopes and to guide them about the observations of the Celestial objects that they can see from the Galileoscope. We have selected 23 institutions from all over Pakistan. The workshop is compulsory for the representatives of these institutions.

The workshop consists of two sessions; First session will include a lecture on assembling the Galileoscope and then participants would be ask to perform the same assembling task. While a lecture on Introduction to Astronomy and how to use Galileoscope for the Celestial objects will also be given. The second session will include the Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Galileoscopes. 

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Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS
Keynote Speaker
Mr. Shahid Majeed
Ali Institute of Education
Session Chair
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab

National Workshop on Crystal Structure Determination Using Powder X-ray Diffraction

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
15 August 2007
Time: 
09:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Powder X-Ray Diffraction is now a common technique used in the structure determination of different crystals. Read this Article on the Workshop on structure determination using powder X-ray diffraction.

 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Falak Sher
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Allied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. N.M. Butt
Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. Umair Manzoor
Department of Physics, COMSATS, Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
Centre for Solid State Physics, Punjab University, Lahore
Presenter
Dr. Arshad S. Bhatti
Department of Physics, COMSATS, Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
School of Science and Engineering, LUMS, Lahore
Presenter
Dr . Menges Goetz
Bruker-AXS, Germany

Workshop on Nanomaterials

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
15 December 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Nanotechnology is design, fabrication and application of nanostructures or nanoparticles, and the fundamental understanding of the relationships between physical properties or phenomena and material dimensions. Nanotechnology is a new field or a new scientific domain, dealing with materials or structures in nanometer scales, typically ranging from sub-nanometers to several hundred nanometers. Nanotechnology also promises the possibility of giving non-conventional properties. Yet another very important aspect of nanotechnology is the miniaturization of current and new instruments, sensors and machines that will greatly impact the world we live in. Examples of possible miniaturization are: biosensors that warn us at the early stage of the onset of disease and preferably at the molecular level and target specific drugs that automatically attack the diseased cells on site, nanorobots that can repair internal damage and remove chemical toxins in human bodies, and nanoscaled electronics that constantly monitor our local environment. Synthesis and processing of nanostructures and nanoparticles are the essential aspect of nanotechnology. Studies on new physical properties and applications of nanostructures and nanoparticles are possible only when these materials are made available with desired size, morphology, crystal structure and chemical composition. The research on nanotechnology is evolving and expanding very rapidly. This workshop will focus primarily on synthesis of inorganic materials. The aim is to summarize the fundamentals and established techniques of synthesis and processing of inorganic nanostructures and nanoparticles so as to provide the audience with a systematic and coherent picture about synthesis and processing of nanomaterials. In addition, a small part of the talk will be devoted to characterization, properties and applications of nanomaterials and nanostructures. This presentation would serve as a general introduction to people just entering the field, and also for experts seeking for information in other subfields.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Umair Manzoor
Nano-Ceramics Lab, KAIST, South Korea
Supplementary Documents: 

Fuzzy Logic Control Using Matlab

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
9 April, 2002
Time: 
1:00 pm
Venue: 
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Lahore, Raiwand Road, Lahore.
Date: 
16 April, 2002
Time: 
1:00 pm
Venue: 
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Lahore, Raiwand Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

The assumption that all engineering system modeling can be reduced to exact set of differential equations has been challenged by research that recognizes that process modeling and control can never be exact for real processes. There is a necessity for advanced control techniques that can

  •  Manage Uncertain Environment
  • Incorporate techniques for learning uncertain information

Over the last few years the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques has become a major research topic in process control. AI techniques allow obtaining efficient controllers that utilize human experience in more related form than mathematical approach. Fuzzy Logic (FL) is the main topic of this new field known as Expert Control. It provides an effective framework for dealing with uncertain and vague environment. It uses Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLCs) to implement an operator approximate reasoning process in the selection of control process. According to a survey 6 of every 10 Americans use a device that employ FLC in some form. In Japan, Fuzzy Logic has been used to control under ground railway systems. FLC are also being used extensively in consumer electronics like Air conditioners, Microwave ovens, Cameras etc.

Resource People: 
Presenter and demonstrator
Naveed Ahmad
FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore

Workshop on Mathematical Computing using Matlab

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 September 1999
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Edge Systems Private Limited, Lahore
Resource People: 
Instructor
Muhammad Omar Akram
Mobilink
Instructor
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore