physics

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
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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

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: 

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.

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.

International Observe the Moon Night

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

International Observe the Moon Night

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 October, 2013
Time: 
6 pm to 10 pm
Venue: 
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), DHA, Lahore.
Abstract: 

International Observe the Moon NIght is an International event that is dedicated to encourage people to Look Up and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the MOON. Khwarizmi Science Society also presents this golden opportunity for general public and students to observe the nearest natural satellite of the Earth. So do not miss this event and please be on time.

 

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Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS

Astronomy Night at the F.C. College

In Connection with the World Space Week 2013
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
8 October, 2013
Time: 
6 pm to 10 pm
Venue: 
Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society presents another chance to study the astonishing facts of the sky by organizing a Astronomy Night in collaboration with SUPARCO in account of World Space Week 2013. The observations will include surface of the Moon, Venus and its phases and some deep sky objects including clusters of stars and galaxies.

 

Join us in the event to make a memorable night. For directions see Map below:


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Resource People: 
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS

Exploring Mars and Discovering Earth

Family Fair and Science Exhibition at the World Space Week 2013
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Date: 
6 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: 

World Space Week (WSW) is declared by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and is celebrated every year from October 4 to October 10 to celebrate the contribution that space science and technology make to the betterment of the mankind.

 

Khwarizmi Science Society, as before, also celebrating the World Space Week 2013. In convention with the theme of the year 2013 "Exploring Mars - Discovering Earth" KSS is presenting some experiments for students, teachers and the general public at a family fair organized by SUPARCO, Pakistan's National Space Agency.

 

Experiments will include:

  • Martian Surface
  • Water Currents on Mars
  • Crators on Earth, Moon and Mars
  • Creating your own Earthquakes
  • Microscopic World
  • Models of Telescope

For directions to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, see the map here.

 


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Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Presenter
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Arifa Mirza
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Murtaza Saleem
LUMS
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