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From Space Missions to Space Explorations

A public talk by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed, Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Divsion, NASA
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education Astrobiology Network of Pakistan Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
29th October, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Mustafa Hall, Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society has organized a public lecture by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed with the collaboration of Ali Institute of Education, Astrobiology Network of Pakistan and Lahore Astronomical Society.

Ever since the humans started to think, they have been curious about the heavens. Over the years, we have taken advantage of technological advances to gain better understanding of the universe. In some cases, this curiosity has propelled the technological advances that have been extremely beneficial in our daily lives as well. In this talk, Mr. Ahmed will discuss how our knowledge has expanded via space based astronomy with observatories such as Hubble Space Telescope and what we hope to learn with the James Web Space Telescope. This talk will further discuss the mysteries yet to be solved, missions yet to be achieved and the technological advances yet to be made. Mr. Ahmed will challenge the young generations of today to finding the answers to some the key questions for the humanity:

 How does the universe work?

 How did the universe evolve from the “Big Bang” to what it looks like today?

 Where did we come from?

 Is there life beyond earth?

 Can humans inhabit other planets? 

The KSS and its collaborators cordially invite their members and friends to be a part of this remarkable discussion. Registration is required for all attendees.

Resource People: 
Guest Speaker
Dr. Mansoor Ahmed
Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Division NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland

Scientific Research Training Workshop

Software Carpentry, Scientific Writing and Simulations
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IDRACK

University of Punjab

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Date: 
28 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first ever Software Carpentry workshop will be organized by IDRACK and the  Khwarizmi Science Society in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore.

IDRACK is a non-profit organization and is currently introducing software carpentry in Pakistan. The niche in which IDRACK works is scientific communication and awareness  with a special emphasis on women in STEM. Currently, it is working in the area of scientific programming and introducing the research community in Pakistan to this practice to bring the quality of research at par with the  developed world.

Objectives:

This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind:

  1. To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to become instructors and join a global community.

  2. To expose people with just enough know-how to integrate computational work with their current research work.

The workshop  will be led by Ashar Malik from IDRACK who is also affiliated with Software Carpentry Community. He will be training the researchers so that they can continue this chain of research training in other insitutions/cities as well. Some indication regarding the content to be delivered on these two days (27th and 28th) can be obtained from the schedule below.

Day – 1 (27th June, 2018)

  • Software Carpentry: An Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Unix Shell - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Unix Shell - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Programming with Python - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Programming with Python - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Simulation of Real World Problems 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  
  •  

  • Day - 2 (28th June, 2018)

  • Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Scientific Simulation Theory - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Scientific Simulation Theory - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Python: My First Simulation 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
    Break 03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
    Python: Errors in My First Simulation 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  

Does this look like something you are interested in? Sign up to attend here: Workshop Form

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. The workshop is limited to 30 participants

2. The registration cost for  attending the workshop is Rs. 750 for the students of the University of Punjab and Rs. 1000 otherwise

Resource People: 
Presenter
Ashar Malik
Foundr - IDRACK
Presenter
Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

Building Media Relationship for Science Popularization

A Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times

University of Punjab

Pakistan Science Foundation

Institute of Research Promotion

Invention to Innovation Summit

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
7 March, 2018
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
Cluster Centre, New Campus, University of Punjab
Abstract: 

Science and Technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. It affects many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, Technology and Innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and the nation's economy in every area, especially in transportation, communication, agriculture, education, environment, health, defence and jobs. Everybody, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations. Understanding includes not just the facts of science but also the scientific methods and their limitations as well as an appreciations of the practical and social implications. 

People are unable to know about the advancements in science and technology due to their lack of interest in science and its slow propagation and penetration amongst larger number of population in Pakistan. The need has never been greater for more effective sceince communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technolgy. A lot of scientific information is found online inf the form of blogs, posts and videos and one cannot tell whether the information provided is authentic or not. This has created a huge gap between the general public and expert science communicators. We need to train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for effectively communicating with the public.

The objective of this workshop is to equip the participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate science communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to the general public. The workshop is to take place on 7th March, 2018 at the University of Punjab from 02 pm to 04 pm.

Venue:

Resource People: 
Guest of Honor
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Syed Paras Ali
Editor - Weekly Technology Times
Guest Speaker
Ms. Shahla Adnan
Lecturer - Communication and Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University
Guest Speaker
Mr. Shahzada Irfan
Journalist - The News International

15th DAWN Education Expo 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

DAWN News

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
07/02/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel, Lahore
Date: 
08/12/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is taking part in the 15th DAWN Education Expo 2018 organized by DAWN News. 

The DAWN Education Expo will be held for two days in each of Pakistan's three metropolitan cities: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan's most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. We invite the university students, fresh graduates and the members of Khwarizmi Family to visit and explore the ocean of opportunities out there!

Powering Pakistan through Maths and Science Education

Report Launch by Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Physlab, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Pakistan Maths and Science Alliance

Coca-Cola

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
10 March 2017
Time: 
3 pm to 5 pm
Venue: 
9-B2, Basement, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Opposite Sector U,DHA Lahore 54792
Abstract: 

Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century” is a three-volume document prepared by the Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science (PAMS) in collaboration with partners including the Khwarizmi Science Society.

The third volume is titled “A Roadmap for Maths and Science Education”. The purpose of this report is to highlight the importance of maths and science education in Pakistan's classrooms, especially those in government schools, where the least privileged of the country's children study.

In the third volume, a series of ideas and recommendations will be presented that can help Pakistan, as a state and as a society, re-orient public policy and private investment decisions, to serve a more prosperous future. This report will be launched on Friday in collaboration with Khwarizmi Science Society and will be hosted by Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Register here.

The location of the event cn be viewed here.

 

 

Here is General Secretary, Dr. Sabieh Anwar's speech at the Prime Minister House at the occasion of the launch ceremony of Volume I. The speech spells out a charter for practical science education.

 

 

The gallery can be viewed here:

Gallery: Powering Pakistan through Maths and Science

Resource People: 
Moderator
Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin
Chairman - Punjab Higher Education Commission
Moderator
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

Khwarizmi Annual Dinner and General Body Meeting 2005

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 August, 2005
Venue: 
Department of Physics, Government College University (GCU), Lahore
Abstract: 

The first KSS Annual dinner took place in Physics Department, Government College University Lahore on August 1, 2005. Preceding the dinner, the activities, theme, charter, scope and future vision of the KSS was summed up by the Joint Secretary, Muhammad Sabieh Anwar. The review was followed by a lively question and answer session mediated by the Vice President, Dr. Hassan Shah. A lively discsussion ensued. The participants included Dr. Ghazanfar Munir, Dr. Ghulam Murtaza, Dr. Azam Sheikh, Dr. Ijaz Ghauri, Dr. Noor Sheikh, Sami-uz-Zafar and Rehan Anwar. The session was presided by Dr. Abdullah Sadiq, Rector Ghulam Ishaque Khan University of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, NWFP. The President of the KSS, Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi gave a vote of thanks and summed up the evening. Nazir Musical Society, GCU Lahore members then enthused the participants with their classical singing. Finally, there was the dinner. The KSS expanded its Membership on the occasion on sought new ways for improving its activities and outlook in the future. The dinner was attended by about 70 students, scientists and professionals.

Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest-of-Honour
Dr. Abdullah Sadiq
Rector, GIKI, TOPI, NWFP
Internal References: 

General Body Meeting 2004

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
10 December, 2004
Time: 
7 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President Khwarizmi Science Society