computing

Hands-on Coding at Syedanwala Girls School

Workshop on Introduction to Coding
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Syedanwala Higher Secondary School

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
01 December, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, Kasur, Punjab
Date: 
02 December, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, Kasur, Punjab
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is organizing an introductory level workshop at Syedanwala Higher Secondary School where the participants will  be familiarized with the basic concepts of computing and how they can be implemented to achieve specific tasks. Using Python language as the platform, this workshop will start right from scratch and will progressively enable Grade 9 students to program through hands-on activities.

Resource People: 
Instructor, Trainer
Mahnoor Fatima
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Ali Khalid
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Fatima Nadeem
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Hasnain Irshad
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society

Thought-provoking Physics Practicals Phase II

Second Teacher Training Workshop
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
22 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
23 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
24 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 
Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Ali Institute of Education (AIE) have initiated a joint Teacher Training Program, فکر انگیز سائنسی تعلیم Thought-provoking Science Education. In this program, we will focus on teaching of practical physics through thought-provoking, innovative and exciting experiments. The program comprises of three independent interactive workshops, the second of which will take place on 22nd to 24th November, 2018 at the Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
 
The purpose of this workshop is to enable physics teachers to learn about the culture of modern physics experimentation preparing them to design and deliver modern, exciting and insightful physics experiments to their students. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to get exposure to
 
  1. building experimental hardwarefrom low-cost items;
  2. use modern gadgets and techniques such as video tracking and physics using the smartphone;
  3. plotting and interpretation of data, and
  4. connecting the laboratory to the classroom.
 
The hand-picked experiments to be offered in this workshop are designed based on topics selected from the syllabi of Grades 9 to 12 (matric to intermediate) and O levels. These four-five experiments will not be a replica of experiments traditionally performed by students in our laboratories, rather they are thought-inspiring experiments designed to highlight how physics practicals, in our opinion, should be conducted in an enabling, skills-oriented and contemporary fashion. All experiments will be low-cost and will become fodder for ideas for teachers who could recreate their own experiments to amplify physics topics in their textbooks.
 
Coverage areas:The coverage of these experiments will be from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, basic electronics, waves and vibrations.
 
Laboratory skills:measurement, uncertainties, graphing, data processing, using the camera and the smartphone for physics experiments, building hardware, connecting theory with experiment, interpreting experimental results.
 
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. If you teach physics, especially practical physics, conduct laboratory training for your students, want to set up new labs, are motivated about physics education and would like to usher in radical reforms to how physics is taught in your school, or are a headmaster or headmistress and would like to nominate some talented individual from your school or college, please fill out the registration form.
 
Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Once the registration form is filled, the participants will be selected and shortlisted on basis of their willingness to learn, background and inclination towards practical aspects of teaching. Further details are provided below:
 
  • Date: 22nd - 24th November, 2018
  • Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Registration Deadline: 18th November, 2018
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1500 (to be paid by ATM transfer before 20th November; details will be sent by email)
  • Accommodation provided: No
  • Certificates provided at the end of the workshop: Yes
Resource People: 
Instructor, Trainer
Umar Hasan
Science Communicator
Instructor, Trainer
Aamna Saleem
Science Communicator
Instructor, Trainer
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator

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. 

Trailer:     

 

 

Full Length Conversation:     

 

 

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

Mapping Rural Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 February, 2012
Time: 
11 am to 12 noon
Venue: 
Govt. M.A.O College, Lower Mall Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

When it comes to generating a visual representation of important socio-economic parameters for rural Pakistan, such as poverty, literacy, crime or access to internet, the picture is rather blank. Datasets exist in disparate jurisdictions, scattered across many departments, and are often in registers and lists that do not contain geo-coordinates. This state of affairs discourages evidence-based policy interventions, and severely limits the effectiveness of expensive GIS projects undertaken by many organizations.

In this talk, I will explain why relevant socio-economic datasets, such as the population census, have not been mapped properly even years after of their generation. Then it will explain how this bottleneck may be removed, by identifying the spatial references contained in those datasets, and building their integrated maps. In this respect, it will also cover the importance of a “mauza” (revenue estate) for rural mapping, and then provide an overview of our recent pilot project to demonstrate a cost-effective and scalable methodology to build a mauza map for District Jhelum. Our methodology consisted of stitching together thousands of pieces of British era village maps, and then registering them with satellite imagery for geo-referencing. Finally, talk will show the utility of this mauza map in generating spatial visualizations of important socio-economic parameters for the district.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sohaib Khan
Chair of Computer Science at the LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Lahore, Pakistan.

The LHC Computing Grid

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
5 January, 2009
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Ashiq Anjum
CERN and University of West England, Bristol, United Kingdom

Quantum Computing

Myth or Reality?
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
15 July 2008
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
University of Management and Technology, 2S 43 South Block UMT, C-II Johar Town, Lahore
Abstract: 

Quantum computers have occupied the imagination, time, energy and resources of many researchers worldwide. About ten years after the first prototypes became implementable in labs worldwide, are we still too far removed from a practical, useful realization? This talk will cover the basics of what quantum computers are, what they (or might) look like and why is there so much hype about them. This will be an elementary introduction aimed at the college-level science students.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

Remote Method Invocation

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
2 March, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Rizwan Amed
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Speaker
Bilal Farooq
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Quantum Computing

An Introductory Approach
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27 January 2000
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

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

An Introduction to Parallel Computing

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 February 1999
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore