Science melas in connection with national science campaign

High Performance Logic Technology Development in the post-ULSI Era

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
24 November 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Integrated circuit industry has demonstrated phenomenal growth in transistor density and performance during the last three decades. Ever since the introduction of 1st SRAM, DRAM and microprocessor products (all fabricated by Intel Corporation ~1970), the number of transistors have roughly doubled every 2 years and microprocessor clock frequency has increased from less than 5 MHz to over 500 MHz. Moreover, this has been achieved by keeping the overall system power dissipation at acceptably low levels. These improvements have primarily been driven by improvements in process and device technology with feature size reducing to <0.25um (1/400th of thickness of human hair) on memory and microprocessor products currently available in the market. This talk will be divided into two parts. The first section will present the results from Intel's next generation microprocessor process technology generation. This technology demonstrates the highest transistor performance (i.e. highest drive current for a given off-state leakage) reported to date in literature. Moreover, this high performance has been demonstrated at ultra-low energies, with energy-delay product appreciably below the published industry trends. An SRAM product with more than 100 million transistors has been developed as a yield learning vehicle with frequency exceeding 1GHz. The 2nd part of the talk will focus on describing key bottlenecks which could limit further technology scaling during the next two decades. Alternate material options, which could delay the onset of some of the limitations, will be presented.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Tahir Ghani
Intel Research Team, Intel Corporation

Even a Star Can Die

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 November 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Punjab College of Business Adminsitration, Gulberg, Lahore

Visit to PTV

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 November 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Pakistan Television Corporation, Lahore
Resource People: 
Resource Person
Muhammad Qaiser Raza
Pakistan Television Corporation, Lahore

A Shadow Apart - Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 November 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Faisal Habib
Agha Khan University Karachi
Speaker
Rushdia Zareen
Agha Khan University Karachi
Speaker
Muhammad Abu Bakar
Agha Khan University Karachi
Speaker
Ahmed Bilal Ashraf
Agha Khan University Karachi
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Speaker
Naeema Halim
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

MCSE: Myth and Reality

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 November 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Awais Ahmed Kang
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

The Unexplored Frontiers of Astronomy

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
03 November 1998
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

Wonders of the Universe

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
31 October 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Childern Library Complex, Shahra-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat, Lahore
Abstract: 

GALACTIC SPLENDOUR: The milky way is a swarm of energy and brilliance. One finds exuberant astrophotography: nature in its raw - the life and birth and ultimate death of stars; the prized celebrities of the heavens; nebulae and constellations. It also gives us a glimpse into the galactic suburbs, where stars are born.

COSMIC CATASTROPHES: This part concerns epic eruptions of energy on the surfaces of celestial bodies. These havoc events may mean only pinpricks on the gianter organisms such as the Jupiter, but they mean catastrophe from a human scale. Such cataclysms may also have exterminated dinosaurs from the earth 65 million years ago and made way for humans - a catastrophe for one species, a blessing for another.

Resource People: 
Resource Person
Abdullah Mahmood
Project Director, Children Complex, Lahore

A Science Oddyssey

Pakistans Nuclear emergence
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 October 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Abstract: 

A nuclear conference took place in Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore on October 19,1998. The honorable speakers were Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Dr. Khalil Qurehi, Dr. Masoor Butt and Dr. Mansoor Baig from Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Samar Mubarakmund
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Islamabad
Expert
Dr. Khalil Qureshi (H.I., S.I.)
Director Safety and Engineering, LUMS School of Science and Engineering
Speaker
Dr. Mansoor Beg
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Islamabad
Supplementary Documents: 

Trip to Flood Forecasting Bureau

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 October 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Flood Forecasting Bureau, 46-Jail Road, Lahore
Resource People: 
Resource Person
Muneer Sheikh
Director, Flood Forecasting Bureau, 46-Jail Road, Lahore

Lasers: Fundamentals, Physical Optics, Application

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 October 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Old Mechanical Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Zunaira Ansari
Femtosecond Optics Group, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine