Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Why do we search for life on other planets

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
3 August, 2016
Time: 
5 pm
Venue: 
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Abstract: 

Close to 5000 planets and counting orbiting other stars have been discovered so far, yet we have no evidence of a planet similar to Earth.  But this will likely to change as the astronomers have a good possibility that they will detect signatures of life on some of these worlds in future. What will such a discovery mean for humans on Earth and meaning we will derive from it? Why do we even care about life on other planets? Dr. Salman Hameed will discuss these topics and will try to discuss the techniques currently in use to detect life on other planets.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Salman Hammed
Associate Professor, Hampshire College, USA
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Science Festival in Swat

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovative Foundation

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 June, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Govt. High School Shagai, Saidu Sharif, Swat
Abstract: 

This science mela is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement 2016 and Beyond.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS), Lahore
Presenter
Syed Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
Supplementary Documents: 

Dialogue with Prof. Barry Sanders

Interview about Quantum Computing
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Abstract: 

Here is a full length of conversation between Dr. Sabieh Anwar of Khwarizmi Science Society and Dr. Barry Sanders, iCORE Chair of Quantum Information Science and Director at the Institute for Quantum Information Science, at the University of Calgary,Canada. Prof. Sanders also holds a QianRenB Chair at the Microscale at the University of Science and Technology China. 

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Resource People: 
Interviewer
Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Speaker
Prof. Barry Sanders
University of Calgary, Cananda

Interferometry: From Nothing to Black Holes

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Science Society.

 

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
20 November, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
SMME Seminar Hall, National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Abstract: 

Gravitational waves were detected by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-waves Observatory). This monumental discovery comes precisely 100 years after Einstein predicted these ripples in space-time. At the heart of this phenomenal outcome, lies a marvel of technological powers-a LASER interferometer. In this popular level talk Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar will recount, how the phenomenon of interference shapes our present day picture of Physics. Right from dispelling the notion of an all pervasive ether, finding signature of "matter waves", probing molecules on stars a single photon interfering with itself, to the recent signatures of the gravitational waves, these beautiful machines called interferometers harbor immense power as one of the most important tools for scientific discovery. He will present examples where the phenomenon of interference has enriched special relativity, general relativity, the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum optics.

To attend the lecture registration is required. Register here.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Lahore University of Management Sciences

History of Optics in Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Department of Physics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

 


 

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
30 April, 2016
Time: 
5:30 pm
Venue: 
10-301, Third Floor, SSE Complex, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Abstract: 
Resource People: 
Speaker
Shaukat Hameed Khan
Director General COMSTECH

Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Why are we so excited?
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

FAST National University of Computer Science

IEEE Circuits Society, FAST

 

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Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
19 April, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
New Auditorium (Syed Refaqat Auditorium), FAST-National University of Computer Sciences, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Pervez Hoodbhoy
FC College University, Lahore.

Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

F.C. College University

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 April, 2016
Time: 
12:30 pm
Venue: 
S-009, Auditorium, Forman Chiristian College University
Abstract: 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Prof. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS, Lahore.

Sooraj Beeni in Chiniot

Solar Observation
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 April, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Chiniot
Abstract: 

KSS plans to launch their astronomical observations in term with the Alif Ailaan at different parts of the country. For this reason, our first event is going to be organized in Chiniot, a city known for its wooden architecture. The event comprises of the Solar observation through H-alpha solar telescope which will enable to see the Sun in hydrogen alpha light. 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Roshaan Bukhari
Amature Astronomer
Activities: 

See the Sun in Swabi

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 February, 2014
Time: 
10 am to 12 noon
Venue: 
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi, Khabar Pakhtoon khwa.
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society presents another Astronomical Observation "See the Sun" in Swabi, Khabar Pakhtoon Khwa. GIKI a center of excellence in Pakistan for the natural sciences is located at Swabi, near a small town Topi. Lying in the midst of natural beauty, GIKI has announced to arrange its 15th GIKI all Pakistan Science Fair. KSS is participating in the exhibition by arranging a solar viewing session from 10 am to 12 noon on 16th of this month. Feel free to attend this event. For location please see the MAP.


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Resource People: 
Presenter
Mr. Umair Asim

10th Buraq Camp Islamabad

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
24 December 2013
Time: 
10 pm
Venue: 
Chak Shezad Farm House, Islamabad.
Abstract: 

Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justified by continuing the quest for knowing and understanding the universe in which we live. The Buraq Space camp is organized every year so that students and Buraq campers could  get a chance to glimpse facets of the universe around them. The Khwarizmi Science Society plays a major role in the camp every year.

This year the KSS participated with these topics:

  1. Nuts and Bolts that drives you: The Luxuries of modern cars by Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
  2. Composition and Contents of the Universe by Dr. Murtaza Saleem
  3. Live Solar Viewing  by Mr. Umair Asim
Resource People: 
Speaker
Umair Asim
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. Murtaza Saleem
Lahore University of Management Sciences.