Pakistani science

Mapping Rural Pakistan

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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.

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

Salam Evening

"The Dream of Symmetry" docomentry on Prof. Abdus Salam, produced by Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy
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Open to all.
Date: 
December 19,2011
Time: 
06:30 PM
Venue: 
Auditorium 10-302, SSE Complex, LUMS, Sector-U, DHA,, Lahore, Pakistan.
Abstract: 

"The movie presents the extraordinary figure of Abdus Salam, who not only was an outstanding scientist but also a generous humanitarian and a valuable person. His rich and busy life was an endless quest for symmetry, that he pursued in the universe of physical laws and in the world of human beings." (ICTP)

Resource People: 
Opening Remarks By
Professor Asad A. Abidi
UCLA, USA.
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Harnessing Nuclear Energy

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Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
02 November, 2010
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore.
Abstract: 

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr Khalil A. Qureshi
Director Engineering and Safety, LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Lahore.
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A Science Oddyssey

Pakistans Nuclear emergence
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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
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