physics

The Third Age of Fuel

Hydrogen Economy
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 February 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

PART I: The need for fuel cells and their applications: PART II: The varieties and types of fuel cells: PART III: The electrochemistry of fuel cells: POST-SCRIPT OF PART I: history of fuel cells why the need arose for fuel cells benefits of fuel cells over conventional energy sources like efficiency, cleanliness, etc. problems associated with fuel cells like cost, opposition of conservative IC manufacturists Applications: automobiles, GEMINI and other space missions, alcohol breath tester.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Mudassir Naveed
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Magnetic Relays

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Shahab Ahmed
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Sight Seeing into Space-time

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

TIME is difficult to define. The dictionary defines TIME as a 'period' and defines a 'period' as 'time. This leads us to nowhere. Time is simply how long we wait (Feynmann). Time is what prevents so many things happening all at once. Can mathematical breakthroughs establish God's extradimensional might? Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the Universe infinite or does it have boundaries? "A Brief History of Time" by the living legend Stephen Hawking, addresses some of these fundamental questions and with us, Muhammad Omar Saleem will share some of his private moments in the exciting voyage through space-time. He will present an outline and review of the book and tell us why reading it was so exciting. He will mention and summarise the basic concepts (such as the anthropic principle, expansion of the universe, man's role in the cosmos, unification and the ultimate nature of matter) that are already there in "A Brief History of Time". He will also read out some select portions from the book.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Muhammad Omer Saleem
Petroleum Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Photovoltaics

Sunlight into Electricity
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
02 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Shah Faisal Shaheed Seminar Hall, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

A Questionnaire on Electromagnetics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
24 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Lalazar, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Moderator
Muhammad Umar Khan
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Experimental Workshop on Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 November 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. K.A. Shoaib
PINSTECH
Presenter
Dr. Khadim Hussain
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Presenter
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore

The Unification of Fundamental Forces in Nature

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
05 March, 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Shah Faisal Shaheed Seminar Hall, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Tariq Abdullah
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore

All Science is the Search for Unity in Hidden Likeness

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
02 February 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Student, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Conduction Physics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
25 January, 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

The following topics were covered in these two lectures: the importance of materials in human civilization, the relationship between the properties and the micro and macrostructures, the classification of materials on the basis of their properties, electronic materials and their diversity resistivity, resistance, conductivity and conductance metallic bonding free electron model of conduction in metals (qualitative) - the Drude's Model, drift velocity, difference between classical and quantum mechanics, energy band theory, energy band diagrams, and the conventions followed in drawing them, energy level treatment of insulators and conductors, introduction to semiconductors and their types, the purity threshold of a semiconductor, covalent bonding in semiconductors, hole and electron - recombination and generation, physical models for conduction in intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, energy level treatment of intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, and fermi level were covered in the talk.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Student, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore