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    A Recollection of the First Astrolabe-Making Workshop in Lahore
    November 13, 2021

    Recently KSS published an article in lieu of our partnership with Eblogary discussing Lahore’s first ever astrolabe-making workshop. This event was organized by KSS in collaboration with the Lahore Astronomical Society and was held at the Ali Institute. The workshop consisted of three sessions divided into three days and a lot of interest was shown towards the lost art of astrolabe making. Read more about this event at https://eblogary.com/blog/lahores-first-astrolabe-making-workshop/.

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    ReCompute with Sabieh Anwar | Romance of Knowledge | Staying rooted | What LUMS gets right
    November 10, 2021

    KSS General Secretary, Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar was recently invited by ReCompute-pk. Watch and be inspired as Dr Anwar talks about his journey as a student, researcher, and professor, his passion for gaining and imparting knowledge, and his work as the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering LUMS: https://youtu.be/guVlo2SOWcw. A transcript of the podcast is also available here: https://recompute-pk.github.io/post/podcast03-sabieh-anwar/.

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    Calculus Connects is now Public on our YouTube Channel!
    September 16, 2021

    Recently, the Khwarizmi Science Society organised an online course, Calculus Connects, instructed by Hasan Khan and taken by almost 40 participants. The course aimed to develop an intuitive approach to calculus, and thus, ignite within the participants (students and teachers alike) a passion for learning and exploring this mathematics of change to its true potential! We are happy to announce that all 5 sessions of Calculus Connects have now been made public on our YouTube Channel. The link of th …

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    eLearn Punjab: Digitizing Books into Videos and Animations
    September 2, 2021

    Our friends, Digital Services – PITB have launched an incredible platform called eLearn.Punjab. Visit the YouTube Channel of eLearn and see how they have digitized the textbooks of Grade 9-12 Mathematics into digestible interesting videos that are filled with engrossing illustrations, animations, simulations, and interactive assessments! Don’t forget to subscribe and support this commendable effort of uplifting the state of public and private education in our country.

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    An Article on Informal Science Education Methods by KSS
    August 22, 2021

    Recently, Rania Shafiq, a volunteer of the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS), wrote an illustrative article about why informal means of education are effective tools to convey information to any learner and  leave a lasting impact on them. how the Khwarizmi Science Society has been utilizing vivid science performances, informal public lectures, and large-scaled celebratory science festivals to ignite a wonder for science among the masses of Pakistan! Illiteracy, unrest, and a misconstrued represen …

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    MOU Signed between KSS and PITB
    August 14, 2021

    The Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) have signed a MoU that promises to collectively propagate educational content and activities across Punjab. The MoU was signed by PITB DG e-Governance Sajid Latif and KSS Vice President Dr Shahid Atiq on behalf of their respective organizations. Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar (General Secretary, KSS), Ms Mohsina Asif (Science Communicator, KSS), Ms Noreen Anwer, and Dr Kashif Farooq (Director IT, PITB) were also present …

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    Muhammad Hamza Waseem wins the Diana Award 2021
    July 11, 2021

    Muhammad Hamza Waseem, a core team member of the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS), an organizer of the Lahore Science Mela Series, and somebody who has always been a source of pride for the KSS family and beyond has just received the Diana Award 2021! Hamza has received his award for his impactful science outreach activities that mainly revolve around KSS and a popular science magazine, Spectra, that he co-founded in 2017. Hamza’s community service has not only benefited the many students that he …

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    Dr Muhammad Mustafa invited to speak at the virtual STEM Competition by the Government of Punjab
    June 6, 2021

    Khwarizmi Science Society is thrilled to be a part of the 1st Virtual STEM Competition by the School Education Department, Government of the Punjab, being organized by the Pak Alliance for Maths and Science. Dr Muhammad Mustafa, our Executive Member, will be speaking and galvanizing the audience in two sessions on 7th and 16th June! You may watch the sessions LIVE on the Facebook page of PESRP. The Punjab STEM Competition was a province-wide event hosted by the School Education Department, held …

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    Dr Muhammed Sameed, Life Member of KSS: An Integral Part of the Recent Groundbreaking Experiment on Antimatter at CERN
    April 6, 2021

    We congratulate Dr Muhammed Sameed, Life Member of Khwarizmi Science Society and a Pakistani physicist working at CERN, Switzerland, and his ALPHA experiment team members for achieving the groundbreaking laser cooling of anti-hydrogen atoms and getting featured on the cover of Nature magazine, issue April 2021! This is the first time in history that laser-cooling, i.e., the slowing of movement in atoms with the use of photons, has been successfully applied to antimatter, the oppositely charged c …

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    Dr Muhammad Mustafa gives a talk on Remote Learning at Tarlac State University
    March 28, 2021

    An online conference, #ReSpACE, organized by the Tarlac State University, Philippines from March 25, 2021 to March 26, 2021, invited Dr Muhammd Mustafa, an Executive Member of the Khwarizmi Science Society and Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences of Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan, to speak about the access to engagement and connectivity among masses. The event was attended by academics and partners from several premium international universi …

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    Muhammad Hamza Waseem gets Highly Commended in SEPnet Public Engagement Awards
    March 12, 2021

    Muhammad Hamza Waseem, a key science communicator at KSS and a member of the core organizing team of the Lahore Science Mela, recently got Highly Commended in the Communication Category at the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) Public Engagement Awards! Hamza was nominated by the University of Oxford for the outreach work done by him in the past years of communicating science to the citizenry of Pakistan and beyond. Hamza has also co-founded Spectra, an online science magazine, that is aimed at …

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    KSS gets International Coverage by the channels of University of Jordan
    February 28, 2021

    A remarkable participation of 26 students and alumni from the University of Jordan (UJ) was welcomed by KSS in the recently conducted lecture series, Quantum Computing for Beginners by Dr M. Sabieh Anwar. Read the full coverage by UJ News at here. We are deeply grateful to Dr Hanan M. Sa’adeh and the students of UJ for their commendable contribution in the series. Also, watch Ms Rawaa’s, a participant from UJ, review of the course here: .

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    Two KSS Executive Members Selected in the Single National Curriculum Committee Formed by the Govt. of Pakistan
    January 23, 2021

    We congratulate and wish all the best to Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar (General Secretary, Khwarizmi Science Society) and Dr Muhammad Mustafa (Executive Member, Khwarizmi Science Society) for being selected by the Education Ministry of Pakistan to join a 10-members committee that will supervise the country-wide implementation of the Single National Curriculum! We hope that we can see the educational standards of Pakistani schools rising to meet the international standards. Read the complete news at: …

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    Quantum Computing for Beginners: An Online Lecture Series by Dr M. Sabieh Anwar now available online
    January 21, 2021

    Head on to the KSS Youtube channel to watch the complete 8 lectures of Quantum Computing for Beginners by Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar. All lectures can be found in this playlist.

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    KSS Looks Back at the Year 2020
    December 31, 2020

    As the year 2020 ends and we step into 2021, KSS looks back at some of its most prominent science communication activities of the year! The year presented us with many unprecedented challenges  but the team at KSS remained dedicated to making science accessible to everyone. We hope to carry the same vigor into the next year!

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    Dr. Muhammad Mustafa speaks at Iloilo Science and Technology University
    September 3, 2020

    Dr. Muhammad Mustafa, one of the executive members of Khwarizmi Science Society spoke at the ” The Love for Science and Research: Humanization of the Online Experience ” online conference held on 25-27 August 2020. The conference was organized by Commission of Higher Education and the ISAUT, Philippines. The conference focused on bringing together experts to discuss innovative ways of providing the best possible education in the new educational environment paved by the pandemic. Dr. Muhammad Mus …

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    Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar airs on the TV Show ‘Geo Tou Aisay’
    May 17, 2020

    Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar, one of the founders of Khwarizmi Science Society aired on the TV show “Geo Tou Aisay” on 16th May 2020. The show celebrates the modern day Pakistani heroes and seeks to share their stories of innovation and success. We at Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) congratulate Dr. Sabieh for being not only a modern day hero but also a local scientist role model for our coming generation. In his talk, Dr. Sabieh greatly emphasized on the need to free break from the science confine …

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    KSS joins hands with the Children’s Library Complex for organizing the Lahore Science Mela 2019
    April 25, 2019
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    The Khwarizmi Science Society is delighted to announce that the Lahore Science Mela 2019 will take place on 5 and 6 October 2019 at the Children’s Library Complex (CLC), Lahore, who are also the main partners for this mega celebration of science. On April 25th, 2019, the KSS and CLC entered into an agreement of partnership to execute this year’s grand celebration of science in Lahore. The Melas from 2017 and 2018 attracted thousands of people from all walks of life and were covered in the nation …

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    KSS Executive Member becomes a Rhodes Scholar
    October 27, 2018
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    We are delighted to announce that our dear member, science communicator, and friend, Muhammad Hamza Waseem, has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. The world’s oldest and most prestigious fellowship program provides students with two years of study at Oxford University in England. Hamza Waseem, hailing from Lahore, is a final year student at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He is the co-founder of Spectra: an online magazine aiming to enhance public understanding of science …

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    KSS joins hands with Ali Institute for Teacher Training Program
    September 21, 2018
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    Khwarizmi Science Society and Ali Institute of Education have once again joined hands to bring contemporary and experimental science right to a student’s desk. It is a known fact that science is best taught by unconventional methods incorporating the basic rules of effective science communication. Both parties agreed that science teachers need to undergo additional training to be prepared for the herculean task of simplifying the scientific phenomena for the students to understand. KSS and AIE s …

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    KSS joins hands with Spectra Magazine
    July 7, 2018
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    Khwarizmi Science Society is proud to announce its partnership with Spectra: an online student-based science magazine. Science communication is as vital to our progress as much as novel inventions and discoveries. Spectra provides our emerging scientists and science journalists an opportunity to share their ideas and findings with the rest of the world in order for us to move towards a scientifically well-informed future, one article at a time.

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    Muhammad Hamza Waseem’s Journey as a Science Communicator
    July 4, 2018
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    Muhammad Hamza Waseem, a passionate science communicator of the Lahore Science Mela series shares his beautiful journey with ScienceFuse and the world. A senior at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Hamza has been a part of several journals and forums including Young Scientists Journal, Journal of Young Investigators, IET on UET Campus, Journal of Student Science and Technology, and so on. Hamza is also the co-founder of Spectra: a student-powered science magazine, the first o …

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    KSS joins hands with Astrobiology Network of Pakistan
    April 22, 2018
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    Astrobiology, the fascinating field of science that titillates every atom of curiosity in us, has come to Pakistan. Astrobiology Network of Pakistan (ABNP) is a network of multi-disciplinary scientists and highly motivated science enthusiasts keen to learn and explore the avenues of origin, evolution and diversity of life in the Universe. With the noble objective of bringing Astrobiology to the masses in a simplified manner, ABNP’s venture is more than appreciable. The Khwarizmi Science Society …

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    Member of KSS, Umair Asim on BBC Urdu
    April 20, 2018
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    The Joint Secretary of KSS and founder and President of the Lahore Astronomical Society, Mr. Umair Asim has been doing wonders in the world of science outreach and science communication. He is one of the pioneers in bringing Astronomy to Pakistan. His expertise in the field, a very determined team of volunteers and a remarkable collection of telescopes has enabled him to establish a functioning observatory in Lahore. The Zeds Astronomical Observatory is affiliated with NASA and data is constantl …

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    Life Member Dr. Faisal Cheema Awarded $4 Million for Research on Heart Transplantation
    March 15, 2018
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    Pakistani physician Dr. Faisal Habib Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffery A. Morgan have been awarded $4 Million in funding from Brockman Medical Research Foundation to lead research on heart transplantation. Dr. Cheema got his early education from Crescent Model School and Government College, Lahore. He then attended his medical school in the Aga Khan University, Karachi. After his graduation, he moved to The States and got trained at many medical institutes including Columbia University, Loyol …

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    Khwarizmi Science Society on Hum Sub – An Online Urdu Forum
    November 29, 2017
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    Saadeqa Khan sheds light on the roles astronomical organizations of Pakistan and future perspectives. She mentions the tremendous contribution by the Khwarizmi Science Society in the form of Falakyati Melas or Astro-fests.   Saadeqa Khan sheds light on the roles astronomical organizations of Pakistan and future perspectives. She mentions the tremendous contribution by the Khwarizmi Science Society in the form of Falakyati Melas or Astro-fests.   The year 2009 was the International Year …

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    Dr. Ruth Pfau Laid to Rest in Karachi
    August 24, 2017
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    Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Dr. Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau was a German-born humanitarian who served in Pakistan for more than 50 years. Dr. Pfau visited India in 1960 at the age of 31; she put a halt to her journey at Karachi when she came across the colony of Leprosy patients on McLeod Road, Karachi. She left the country and the world in despair on the morning of 10th August 2017. After a state funeral, she was laid to rest in Karachi on August, 19th. She, with the help of donor agencies, has bu …

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    Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2016
    March 24, 2017
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    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discovery of mechanisms of autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.The speaker, Dr. Kulsoom Ghias is an Associate Professor at the Agha Khan University, Karachi. The video was recorded by Saadia Jamal of the Khwarizmi Science Society. The purpose of the video is to explain the science behind the Nobel Prize-winning research in an easy, comprehensible manner to the scien …

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    Explaining the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
    March 23, 2017
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    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir. J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and development of molecular machines. Such molecular machines naturally exist in our bodies in the form of DNA or ribosomes etc. but these scientists have proved that it is actually possible to create these machines. They share the Nobel Prize for the collective efforts in creating and synthesizing these wonderfully small mechanical objects like mechanically interlo …

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    Explaining the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016
    November 21, 2016
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    David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 2016 for their monumental discoveries on topological materials and topological phase transitions. Their work, over the years, holds the key to describing superconductors, magnetic thin films, quantum phase transitions, and the astounding role of topology in the behavior of certain phases of matter.  Khwarizmi Science Society’s team led by Ahmed Waqas Zubairi met with Professor of P …

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    KSS in News for Science Activities
    September 28, 2016

    KSS has been very active for their national science movement 2016 and beyond. The team KSS has traveled to Khyber Pakhtoonkha, Southern Punjab, and Sindh to promote science among children, teachers and parents. Due to our outstanding approach many of the news agencies have regarded KSS the details of which can be found here: Dawn covered the science exhibition in its Sunday edition. Mashriq Tv covered the science exhibition in its news bulletin. Swat News covered the story of a science exhibitio …

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    KSS signs MoU with Technology Times
    May 30, 2016
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    An MOU has been signed by the Khwarizmi Science Society and Technology Times Pakistan’s first-ever newspaper on Science and Technology, to develop cooperation and collaboration for the promotion of scientific culture in the society. The MOU can be accessed through the link: MOU between KSS and Technology Times     

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    KSS and Alif Ailaan join hands for a nationwide math and science campaign
    April 6, 2016
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    Alif Ailaan and Khwarizmi Science Society join hands for a nation wide program for science popularization through science and astronomy fairs. These activities will take place around the year, engaging communities from diverse backgrounds and regions of the country. The science and math skills of Pakistani students is dismal. There is no political or journalistic apetite for scientific engagement. The campaign plans to foment a narrative where science and math can become center stage. Alif Ailaa …

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    KSS Helps Namal College’s astronomy club
    April 19, 2014
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    Ahmed Waqas Zubairi visits Namal College in Mianwali and helps their astronomy club in setting up their telescope. Equipped with the new gear, students and locals can now catch glimpses of heavenly beauties in the serene settings of the Namal lake. A report of the event can be read below.

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    Alif Ailaan declares KSS as an “Education Hero”
    March 8, 2014
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    “ALIF AILAAN” is a country-wide campaign to explore the universal importance of the Education in Pakistan. Their slogan “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” aims to lead the national conversation on addressing and solving the country’s problems in education. Recently Alif Ailaan started a new session named  “It’s in our hands” focusing on stories of the people and communities that are trying to establish a better Pakistan in the field of education. In the March 7, 2014 story titled “Creating a Culture of Scienti …

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    Maktab: Educational video content for the intermediate
    January 14, 2014
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    50,000 views already on DailyMotion. Watch Maktab’s educational videos here. The Khwarizmi Science Society is partnering with maktab.pk to establish a high quality, bi-lingual, and contextualized online course material for intermediate (class 11 and 12). Executive Summary Pakistan is facing a stark educational emergency. Our schooling system is unable to accommodate millions of children. Not only do we have millions of students who do not get a chance to start their education, even in the school …

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    10th Buraq Camp Islamabad
    January 5, 2014
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    Khwarizmi Science Society again participated in the annual Buraq Space Camp, Islamabad. The KSS participants delivered lectures on interesting subjects like “Nuts and Bolts that drive you: The Luxuries of modern Cars”, given by Mr. Ahmed Waqas Zubairi. “Composition and contents of the Universe”, given by Dr. Murtaza Saleem. “Solar viewing Session”, by Mr. Umair Asim

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    Well done M.C Boys High School Nankana Sahab
    November 23, 2013
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    Congratulations to M.C Boys High School for being the first school to organize a Falakyati Mela in their home town Nankana Sahib after receiving the Galileoscope.

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    The News on Sunday covers the Galileo Workshop
    October 30, 2013
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    The Galileo Workshop organized by the KSS in Ali Institute of Education was featured in “The News” on the Sundays Edition dated October 27, 2013. The report was written by Miss Sadia Salahudin. To follow please see the link below: http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2013-weekly/nos-27-10-2013//she.htm#4 She writes in her feature: The KSS activities can be found out from its website. It welcomes people from all walks of life as it aims to educate school children, teachers and people in general on scien …

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    Astronomical Observation at LUMS
    September 6, 2013

    Khwarizmi Science Society is setting up a stall at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, on Monday, September 9, 2013, in collaboration with their student body SPADES. The observation will start at 6:30 pm on the lawns of the School of Science and Engineering. The astronomical objects which would be viewed, include Saturn and other deep sky objects. A couple of telescopes will be set up by the Khwarizmi Science Society for astronomical viewing. View Larger Map For further details contact …

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    KSS on Pakistan Link Newspaper
    May 29, 2013

    KSS has marked its presence once again on an Internet Newspaper named Pakistan Link from the USA. A report of the event “Science Exhibition 2013” held at Ali Institute of Education has been published under the title: The Khwarizmi Science Society Fascinates Young Minds at the Ali Institute.

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    KSS Receives Donation
    October 3, 2012

    The KSS has received Rupees 1 lac from an old supporter for its outreach activities. This will help KSS a long way in arranging activities more efficiently. The well-wisher is an engineer working overseas who has requested his name to be witheld.

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    Munnu bhai’s Article on “Thar coal project – President KSS’s interview”.
    January 30, 2012
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    Munnu Bhai covered the interview of Khwarizmi Science Society’s president -Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi- on the project of “Energy Crisis and Thar Coal” in his article, Ghireban. The articles were published in Jang Group on January 11-12, 2012.

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    Dawn’s Science Page carried details of Salam Evening
    December 26, 2011
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    The prestigious DAWN -the largest and most visited news website of Pakistan- highlighted the activity  “Salam Evening” held on December 19th, 2011 by the Khwarizmi Science Society. A new documentary on the life and times of Salam was showed in “Salam Evening”. “The Dream of Symmetry” was the title of the documentary. In the documentary, David Gross, Tom Kibble, Chris Isham, Gerardus T Hooft, and other physicists not only discusses the theoretical work of Salam but also praised his rich contribut …

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    KSS Gets Publicity in DAWN and Express Tribune
    June 21, 2011
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    The Khwarizmi Science Society features in newspapers. Dawn’s Science Page carried details of Umair Asim’s astrophotography featured on the website Lunar Photo of the Day. (19 May 2011) Salman Hameed writes “Looking to the heavens” as Express Tribune’s Sunday Magazine’s feature on 5 June 2011. He describes how the Khwarizmi Science Society has helped in the blossoming of astronomy in Pakistan, especially in the difficult times the country is going through.

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    From Lahore to Laplace
    April 28, 2011
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    Resident Astronomer Umair Asim’s photograph of the lunar landscape has been selected as the Lunar Photo of the Day, April 27, 2011. The image is a stunning closeup of the 236 km wide Sinus Iridium (Bay of Rainbows). The labeling and description of the photograph brings the moon closer to our flights of imagination, lunched from earth into the vast expanse of the .universe.The photograph also adds Pakistan to the list of countries contributing to the public dissemination of educational material t …

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    KSS receives donation in-kind
    April 8, 2011

    Life Member of the KSS, Muhammad Omar Saleem donates a laptop to the Society for its outreach activities. Omar is a petroleum engineer by profession and works in Saudi Arabia. The machine will go a long way in supporting KSS activities.

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    See what KSS is capable of – inspiring youngsters into building telescopes!
    February 15, 2011
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    Inspired by the Khwarizmi Science Society’s visit to District Public School in Okara, and seeing a real telescope in action, Asad Mehmood decided to build his own. Motivated and mentored by Umair Asim and Ali Khan, KSS’s amateur astronomers, Asad has now built a 6 inch Newtonian and can see marvelous images, close-ups, of the moon from his rooftop in Okara. He has built the scope, found and ground mirrors and lenses, and achieved this wondrous feat. A story that tells us that hard work and passi …

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    KSS Receives Galileoscopes
    October 17, 2010
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    The Khwarizmi Science Society receives thirty Galileoscopes, won through an international competition. These telescopes will be distributed to deserving schools and their science teachers. Get in touch with us if you are interested in availing of this opportunity. No other telescope shows so much for so little and simple!

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    A Little More Zoom-in: Report of the Ninth Falakyati Mela
    September 22, 2010
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    Ali Khan After reading the email at the office, I left early to reach lums on time. At home, I readjusted my honda 70 tapped clearance from 0.25 mm to 0.125 mm. The larger clearance was giving engines sounds like tick tick tick just like those which come from diesel engines. I was distracted by that clatter and wanted the better and more peaceful dub dub dub. I changed in shalwar kameez, grabbed my helmet, and was on road at 4:30 pm. Soon I saw the ring road going across GT road. I thought maybe …

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    Emerging Nations Science Foundation Funds KSS again
    September 22, 2010

    The Emerging Nations Science Foundation provides a grant of USD 3500 to KSS. This is its second grant to the KSS. Many thanks to Dr. Tahir Shah, President ENSF. The ENSF is aimed at promoting scientific and technological research among the emerging nations of Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. The grant will contribute to these goals. Registration of domain and shifting of web host that supports Content Management System Applications: Drupal and CiviCRM. The cu …

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    KSS Receives Seed Grant from Developing Astronomy Globally
    September 22, 2010

    Khwarizmi Science Society has won a competitive international seed grant of Euros 1000 from Developing Astronomy Globally. The focus of Developing Astronomy Globally is on regions that do not already have strong astronomical communities. The implementation is centered on training, development, and networking in each of these three key areas. This is an IYA 2009 Cornerstone project and is using the momentum of the IYA2009 to help establish and enhance regional structures and networks that work on …

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    Coverage of the KSS Live Viewing of the Solar Eclipse 2010
    January 16, 2010

    The Solar eclipse lives viewing session organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society was hailed a thorough success. About 500 enthusiasts visited the mobile observatory set up in the lush green fields of the Punjab University. The eclipse was partial and telescopes equipped with solar filters were lined up, while the keen observer’s caught marvelous glimpses of the sun and moon aligned up. Umair Asim was the lead astronomer while the KSS team, led by Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi were there to answer q …

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    Astronomy: Pakistan’s New Future?
    January 14, 2010
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    APS News is the flagship newsletter of the American Physical Society – one of the largest professional bodies of physicists worldwide. The January 2010 issue publishes Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi’s story “Astronomy: Pakistan’s New Future” – commemorating the Khwarizmi Science Society’s spectacular successes in bringing astronomy to the masses.

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    IYA 2009 round-up from International Astronomical Union gives a boost to KSS
    December 20, 2009
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    The IYA 2009 write on their website: Story of the Week must surely go to Physics World’s feature on Pakistani astronomers. Written by the president of the Khwarizmi Science Society, it looks at how IYA2009 events have boosted the public’s interest. We shouldn’t be surprised, given that they built a roving observatory to go to rural schools. That’d spark anyone’s interest.  Apparently “…older people were particularly delighted as they were shown various stellar constellations that matched their …

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    Donation of optical microscope
    December 17, 2009
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    The KSS receives a donation of a 100X optical microscope for use in its roving life festivals. We would like to thank Dr. Shaista Parveen and Dr. Usman Qazi, HEC Professor LUMS, and the donor for arranging this gracious gift to the Society. The microscope will be used in our ongoing exhibits of the macroscopic and microscopic worlds.    

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    Physics World Online covers KSS astronomy gatherings
    December 15, 2009
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    Pakistani astronomers shine a light on the skies Saadat A Siddiqi and Muhammad Sabieh Anwar describe how a series of astronomy events in Pakistan over the past year could help to boost the public’s interest in the subject in this article published in Physics World Online.

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    Dr. Faheem Hussain passes away
    September 30, 2009
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    Dear All, We are all shocked and saddened to know that Prof. Dr. Faheem Hussain is no more with us. He breathed his last on 28 September 2009 after a protracted illness. Throughout his life, Dr. Faheem he has been working for the promotion of the standards of physics education, poverty elimination, and uplifting the conditions of unprivileged ones. I feel that we do not have many people left in our society who play such a key and exemplary role of reforming the society. In Dr. Faheem, we have lo …

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    In the ENSF Newsletter
    September 27, 2009

    The KSS wins its well-deserved recognition in the June 2009 issue of the Newsletter of the Emerging Nations Science Foundation. The ENSF is aimed at promoting scientific and technological research among the emerging nations of Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia.

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    Greetings from Iraq, Qatar and Morrocco
    September 27, 2009
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    The KSS posted the Newsletter 2009 to sister organizations, science associations, scientific publishers, and professional bodies around the world. Special greetings and requests for collaborations were received from various places, such as the Qatar Foundation, the ISESCO, and the Iraqi Society for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Techniques (ISAREST). Here is an excerpt of the message from Mr. Oday Hamadi of the ISAREST: The Board of the I.S.A.R.E.S.T. is glad to request your agreem …

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    Purchase of Astrocamera
    September 27, 2009
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    The KSS purchases a colored astrocamera for viewing deep-space objects in its Falakyati melas. The camera is a real beauty and will beam live images of the celestial bounties, galaxies, nebulae, all in glowing colors. The purchase was enabled by a grant from the Emerging Nations Science Foundation and cost around Rs. 115,000.

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    Life Member Dr. Cheema reaches the University of Columbia Senate
    September 27, 2009
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    Columbia University Senate announced its official election results yesterday. Dr. Faisal H. Cheema was elected as a University Senator of this Ivy League Institution. Dr. Cheema will represent his constituency comprising of several thousand research officers in this university-wide legislature. Faisal H. Cheema, M.D., a Life Member of the KSS, is an Associate Research Scientist in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of Cardiopulmonary Tissue Repository (CAPTURE) at College of …

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    The KSS wins international bid for 30 Galileoscopes
    September 27, 2009
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    As part of our ongoing activities centred around the International Year of Astronomy, we have one an international competition sponsored and orgnazied by the Developing Astronomy, a cornerstone project of the IYA. As part of the reward, the KSS will receive 30 Galileoscopes that will then be distributed across promising schools in Pakistan. Other organizations who are receiving similar packages include Society of the Sun and SUPARCO. Other winners in Asia are from: Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ta …

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    American Physical Society applauds the KSS
    September 27, 2009

    In his email message dated July 28, 2009, Dr. Amy Flatten, Director of International Affairs for the American Physical Society (APS) lauds the efforts of the KSS for the popularization of science and hopes to forge stronger links between the science communities of the two countries. Here are excerpts from her letter. Your newsletter of the Khwarizmi Science Society and cover note to APS President Cherry Murray was forwarded to me.  I believe APS members would welcome the chance to learn more abo …

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    KSS receives donation of telescope
    September 27, 2009
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    Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chief Executive Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Centre donates a telescope to the Khwarizmi Science Society. It is a Meade reflector scope, with aperture 114 mm and focal length 910 mm. It has two optical eyepieces [9mm and 25mm], one electronic eyepiece with cable and a Barlow lens. It is mounted on a tripod and has the Meade Autostar 493 system to control movement and search pre-programmed targets. We tthank Dr. Sultan for this generosity. The telescope …

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    Financial Support for KSS Falakyati Melas
    June 30, 2009

    With great pleasure, I like to mention that our outreach activities for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 are gaining huge popularity. Photographs and videos of the recent falakyati mela (astrofest) in the historic fort at Rohtas can now be seen at http://khwarizmi.shutterfly.com. We have also received financial support worth: Rs. 50,000 from the Pakistan Science Foundation 300 British Pounds from the Canon Foundation in UK Rs. 40,000 as a single contribution from an individual. This adds …

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    Blogs feature KSS’s astronomy arrangements
    May 9, 2009
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    The Khwarizmi Science Society's activities for the International Year of astronomy are featuring prominently in world wide blogs. These blogs happen to project a very positive image of the country and help fight away the negative publicity we get all the time. These exciting blogs belong to the astronomers Salman Hameed and our Executive Member Umair Asim. "Here is a face of Pakistan that rarely gets attention. Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) has been doing a fantastic job of popularizi …

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    Celebrating Astronomy
    May 4, 2009
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    We are approaching schools in Punjab for organizing Falakiyati melas on their campuses. This will come at no cost for the schools. The students, teachers, and parents at the local schools will be shown celestial bodies with the help of powerful telescopes, harbored by the Khwarizmi Science Society team. If you would like our team to come to our school download the material given below, fill in the forms, and send back to the Society address. Letter for inviting schools for organizing falakeyati …

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    KSS in Cern Courier
    April 1, 2009
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    The April 2009 issue of the Cern Courier published by the Institute of Physics, UK carries a report of our lecture on the LHC grid.  The report was written by Umer Hassan, Life Member KSS, and was titled: Pakistani students learn Grid Computing. The complete report can be viewed here. .

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    Munnoo Bhai covers the Symposium on Science and the Muslim Civilization in his op-ed column
    November 18, 2008
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    Munnoo Bhai is Pakistan’s foremost columnist, journalist, and dramatist. He writes his opinions about the KSS Symposium on Science and Muslim Civilization, published in the most widely circulating Urdu daily, “Jang”.

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    Dr. Suhail Zubairi’s impressions “Is Reality Really Real?”
    May 30, 2008

    Dear Prof. Siddiqi, This is just to let you know how much I enjoyed my meeting with you and the opportunity to give a general lecture under Khwarizmi Society. It was delightful to see how so many people could be brought together on a working day to listen to science. This gives rise to hope and inspiration. The fact that the question-answer session went for almost 45 minutes speaks for the desire and the thirst for the discussion of new ideas in our younger generation. It was very impressive to …

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    Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and Khwarizmi Science Society
    October 25, 2003

    On October 23, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan presided over the seminar organized by COMSATS institute, Islamabad and Khwarizmi Science Society. The seminar was titled "Introduction to System-on-Chip Technology" and the speaker was Jauher Zaidi, PalmChip USA. This seminar will now be repeated at the COMSATS Institute Lahore. This will become a formal inauguration of the KSS in COMSATS, Lahore. On October 23, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Chairman Higher Educatio …

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    Embedded Systems Technology
    October 19, 2003

    A seminar on Embedded Systems Technology is being organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. There will be two sessions by Mr. Jauher Zaidi, CEO and Founder PalmChip USA, one in the COMSATS Institute Lahore and the other in the Higher Education Commission Building, Islamabad. A seminar on Embedded Systems Technology is being organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. There will be tw …

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    Postscript of Dr Salman’s Astronomy Lecture
    October 19, 2003
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    The Astronomy lecture on 14 October by Dr Salman Hameed was hailed as an encouraging success, with a healthy audience, a grasping speaker and seamless organization. The session was Presided by the Vice President of the Khwarzimic Science Society, Dr Hasan Shah, who is currently the Chairman of the Physics Department, Government College University and a long associate of the KSS. The event was mediated by the President KSS, Dr Saadat Anwar Siddiqi. The Astronomy lecture on 14 October by Dr Salman …

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    Dr Salman Hameed at University of the Punjab
    October 11, 2003

    Salman Hameed’s popular lecture will be going as planned on Tuesday. See below for announcement posters of the event in Urdu and in English. Also check out the newspapers Jang and The News for advertisements, on coming Sunday, 12 October 2003. Salman Hameed’s popular lecture will be going as planned on Tuesday. See below for announcement posters of the event in Urdu and in English. Also check out the newspapers Jang and The News for advertisements, on coming Sunday, 12 Octobe …

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