Making Sense of Calculus: A fun and interactive online series

The focus of the course is to grasp the core concepts of calculus using concrete analogies, without getting lost in the basic definitions and unending algebraic calculations. Most of the burden of algebra will be taken up by GeoGebra App and other free online tools, so you can discover and admire the beauty of calculus itself without any distraction, and explore the subject from the core.

This is a series of five sessions, each being 1 hour and 30 minutes long, conducted online through the Zoom platform.

No formal background knowledge in Calculus is required; however, background knowledge of Algebra, Trigonometry, and Functions is expected. The course is specifically curated for high school students who find calculus “clue-less” but have a motivated and curious mind.

So if you want to stay ahead of the curve, and have fun; just dive in.

Birds of Pakistan – A webinar with Prof. Z. B. Mirza

Birds of Pakistan – A webinar with Prof. Z. B. Mirza

With immense excitement, we invite you to an upcoming webinar by the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) on the Birds of Pakistan with Prof. Z. B. Mirza (Senior Ornithologist, Conservationist, and Bird Artist) on April 8, 2021! Catch us LIVE at 7 PM  PKT (+5 GMT Zone) on our Facebook page (fb.com/KhwarizmiScienceSociety) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/KhwarizmiScienceSoc) as we embark on an exhilarating journey of exploring the birds of Pakistan.

Prof. Z. B. Mirza (Prof. Zahid Baig Mirza) is the most experienced naturalist and ornithologist of Pakistan and has gained widespread international and national recognition for his dedicated work as a field scientist. To date, Prof. Mirza has authored over 60 research publications and 27 books including the widely acclaimed Field Guide to Birds of Pakistan and the Illustrated Handbook of Animal Biodiversity of Pakistan. Prof. Mirza is also a senior member of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and Chair of its Scientific Committee, the Chairman of the Snow Leopard Foundation, Professional Consultant for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management Plans of Pakistan, and an Executive Member of the WWF Scientific Council Pakistan. Prof. Mirza is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards and is also celebrated as one of the founding members of WWF, Pakistan and the First Director of the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Islamabad along with the awardee of numerous other accolades!

We, at KSS, are eagerly looking forward to learning about some of the most interesting features of the birds of Pakistan with Prof. Z. B. Mirza on April 8, 2021 and wholeheartedly hope that you will join us in this exciting session!

This webinar is a part of a series by KSS to celebrate the biodiversity in Pakistan and inform the general audience about the threats faced by some endangered fauna species, and the need to conserve them.

Practical Quantum Computer Programming: A workshop series for beginners

Practical Quantum Computer Programming: A workshop series for beginners

This is a workshop for beginning undergrad or advanced high school students and members of general public who want to learn basics of quantum computers. Prior experience with a higher-level language will be very useful but prior knowledge of quantum computing or quantum physics is not required. A working knowledge of matrices is required. This workshop will feature practical sessions on programming a real quantum computer provided by IBM via cloud. We will have nine sessions on quantum algorithms with hands-on programming sessions. We will introduce participants to basic concepts like qubits, measurements, and quantum gates. We will learn how to construct and interpret quantum circuits. Basic quantum algorithms like Deutsch-Jozsa and Grover search, and key concepts like quantum teleportation, superdense coding, and quantum key distribution will be developed and implemented in python (Jupiter notebook) using Qiskit.

Coding with Python: A Course for Absolute Beginners

Coding with Python: A Course for Absolute Beginners

In this series of 5 Online Sessions, students will be be taught the syntax and semantics of Python — one of the most rapidly growing programming languages and the second-most-popular language overall.

This course, comprising of five guided sessions will be taught at a steady pace for absolute beginners. Students as young as 13 years ar encouraged to enroll in this course. There are no prerequisites except having a working personal computer (PC)! To register fill the registration form below. The starting date is 20 February 2021.

The instructor is Ms Roop Omar who has a Masters degree in Bioinformatics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK, where she trained in several research-focused areas, making frequent use of programming languages like Java, MATLAB, and PERL, both to conduct her research and fulfill her teaching duties as a Teaching Assistant at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, QMUL. Since then Roop has served in a similar capacity at LUMS where she used PERL and Python both for teaching, at undergraduate and graduate levels and for her research activities. Lately, Roop has also engaged with younger students at various private schools and is looking forward to teaching Python and helping shape the skills of the incoming generation.