physics

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
Activities: 

Dusty Cool Cosmos

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
3 September, 2013
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road (Shahrah-e-Roomi), near Children Hospital, Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk will take you for a quick walk through the Universe. Todays universe as we know it, is indeed dusty. More than 30% of the UV and optical light from stars in the Universe may be absorbed and re-radiated thermally at infrared and millimeter wavelengths by the obscuring dust. The cool and dusty sites in the Universe provide seeds for the formation of molecules and organic compounds. These molecular clouds are actually stellar nurseries which give rise to star formation and its evolution. To study dust extinction and its properties, Gamma-ray burst after-glows are excellent probes. This topic will cover that what we know about dust and how do we study it.

 

The venue can located on the map given below.

 


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Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Tayyaba Zafar
Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab.

KSS Camps at the Buraq Camp, Islamabad

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
24 December, 2012
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Buraq Camp, Chak Shehzad, Islamabad
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is going to participate in the 9th Buraq camp which is going to be held from 19th of December to 31st of December 2012. KSS will be joining on 24th of December and will be delivering four lectures on different topics, which include:

  • The Strange, Strange World of Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing.
  • A Gentle Introduction to Solar Thermal Energies.
  • Earthquakes: The  true story.
  • Cosmology and Us.
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Khwarizmi Science Society
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Abdullah Khalid
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Hassaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society

Venus's Transit

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
6 June, 2012
Time: 
5:00 am to 9:30 am
Venue: 
Live broadcasting at KSS's channel of NSN (http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/)
Abstract: 

On 6th June from sunrise to about 09:30 AM Venus will pass through the disk of our sun. Our resident astronomer Umair Asim will live broadcast it through Khwarizmi Science Society's Channel of Night Skies Network using sophsticated Halpha solar filters and and a C14 Scope.

For most living humans June 5/6, 2012 will be their last chance to see Venus cross in front of the Sun. The last transit of Venus occurred in 2004, but after this June the world will have to wait until 2117 for the next one.

This historic viewing will also give us a chance of measuring the earth-sun distance. So keep in touch with us.

In order to join this event, please logon to the Society's channel on Night Skies Network! See you there.

Resource People: 
Broadcaster
Umair Asim
Sr. Vice Principal at Farooqi Girls High School, Lahore.

Inventing with Light - A Personal Journey

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
06 April, 2012
Time: 
02:45 pm
Venue: 
Lecture Hall 10-301, 3rd Floor, LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Opposite Sector U, D.H.A. Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk highlights the inventing process – the preparation involved and the small steps to the greater achievements. From his early days as a school boy in Karachi and Lahore to the foundational technology training sites in Chicago, Pasadena, and Schenectady-New York, relayed is a personal journey as an inventor for solving pressing problems in international level engineering and in higher education for Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Professor Dr. Nabeel A. Riza
Head of UCC Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ireland.

Lecture Series on Graphene Physics

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Department of Physics, School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
Friday, 20 May 2011; Saturday, 21 May 2011 and Sunday, 22 May 2011
Time: 
3 pm; 10 am and 10 am (respectively)
Venue: 
Lecture Hall 10-301, 3rd floor, LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Opposite Sector U, D.H.A. Lahore
Abstract: 

Registration is free of cost but required. To register visit this link.

 

Graphene is an emerging material, like a rising star on the horizon of physics. Acclaiming the Nobel Prize in physics in 2010, the two dimensional crystal continues to surprise us with new physics as well as new applications that are destined to reach the commercial sphere.

 

In this lecture series, we have invited Pakistan's two most distinguished scientists to discuss the fundamental physics. The understanding of graphene has opened up new doors of inquiry. What immediately catches our attention is the emergence of new physics: relativistic quantum effects, which previously, are only the ambit of high energy physicists. With graphene, for example, it is now possible to mimick these high energy effects on the tabletop. This lecture series aims at:

 

  • describing relativistic quantum mechanics,
  • understanding how the charge carriers in graphene are massless Dirac fermions,
  • understanding the electronic structure of this two dimensional material,
  • unravelling some of its exciting transport and structural properties, and
  • appreciating the role of disorder in graphene.
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Schedule

The schedule of the lecture series is as follows.

 

Friday, 20 May 2011 3-4 pm KS 1 What is graphene?
  4-5 pm RD 1 Introduction, Free particle, Dirac Equation (Derivation), Dirac Algebra, Dirac Equation in the presence of electromagnetic field.
  5-5:30 pm   Refreshments
  5:30-6:30 pm KS 2 Electronic structure of graphene (part 1)
Saturday, 21 May 2011 10-11 am RD 2 Dirac Chiral representation and Dirac Equation in 2- components form; prediction of magnetic moment of electron and spin. Dirac equation for Hydrogen like atoms (exact solution) and spin – orbit splitting of energy levels.
  11 am - 12 noon KS 3 Electronic structure of graphene (part 2)
  12 - 2 pm   Lunch and prayer break
  2-3 pm RD 3 Lorentz invariance of Dirac equation, Dirac bilinears (their transformation properties under Laurentz Transformation and parity); Particle current. Hole theory and existence of positron.
Sunday, 22 May 2011 10-11 am RD 4 Dirac equation in (1 + 2) dimensions and its relevance to Graphene. Inequivalent representations of Dirac Gamma-matrices (a feature of odd number of space – time dimensions). Role of parity in (1 + 2) dimensions and how it can be used for defining conserved chiral currents.
  11 am - 12 noon KS 4
Electronic structure of graphene (part 3)
  12-1 pm   Lunch and prayer break
  1-2 pm RD 5


Dirac equation for quasi-particles in graphene in an external electromagnetic field. Chiral symmetries and Chiral anomaly. Coulomb like problem in Graphene

 

 

 

Resource People: 
Lecturer
Prof. Riazuddin
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Aslam Baiq
Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

The Japanese nuclear emergency

Video Interview
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
March 18, 2011
Time: 
12:00 pm
Venue: 
Lahore
Abstract: 

In wake of current quakes, tsunami and consequent damage to nuclear power reactors and leakage of nuclear radiation, hundreds of thousands of Japanese are left struggling for survival. It has combined a natural disaster and the backfire from a technological monster. In this interview we will ask our learned guest about the scientific causes of earthquakes and tsunamis and how these natural disasters effect nuclear installations? What are the preventive measures against nuclear radiation fallout? As Pakistan is equally vulnerable to natural disasters and a country with many nuclear installations, so will also discuss the national context.

Resource People: 
Expert
Dr. Khalil Qureshi (H.I., S.I.)
Director Safety and Engineering, LUMS School of Science and Engineering