public lecture

Lahore Science Mela 2017

A Fusion of Science and Culture
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
28 January 2017
Time: 
9 am to 7 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
10/03/2017
Time: 
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

This promises to be a mega celebration of science for the general public. Do visit our dedicated website for further details.

Watch the anthem of the Lahore Science Mela here:

Science Makes Waves in Khairpur, Sindh

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 September 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Mall Road, Khairpur, Sindh
Resource People: 
Resource person
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource person
Roshaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society and Planetary Society

Wonders of Science

Public science exhibition in Wadudia Hall, Swat
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Wadudia Hall, Jahanzeb College aand University of Swat, Swat
Abstract: 

This science mela is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement 2016 and Beyond.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Roshaan Shah
Lahore Astronomical Society

History of Optics in Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Department of Physics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

 


 

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
30 April, 2016
Time: 
5:30 pm
Venue: 
10-301, Third Floor, SSE Complex, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Abstract: 
Resource People: 
Speaker
Shaukat Hameed Khan
Director General COMSTECH

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.

Falakyati Mela with SUPARCO

World Space Week 2012
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO and Lahore Astronomical Society.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
8 October, 2012
Time: 
5-10 pm
Venue: 
Satellite Research and Development Centre, SUPARCO, Lahore
Abstract: 

This falakyati mela (astrofest) is in conjunction with the World Space Week 2012 organized by SUPARCO. Join us with your families and young ones to see deep sky objects, nebulae, galaxies and stars. Enjoy the live spectral recordings of these celestial objects indicating the chemical compositions of the stellar atmospheres.

In short, there will be lots of fun activities. Do register as no participant will be allowed without a prior registration. The activities will be live telecast on the Khwarizmi Science Society Channel of the Night Skies Network.

To register click here.

The event location is marked in the map below.


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Resource People: 
Lead astronomer
Umair Asim
Farooqi Girls High School and Khwarizmi Science Society

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health and Welfare

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
29 April, 2012
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

According to the most recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming due to climate change has been clearly linked to human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion (carbon dioxide), livestock production (methane), and extensive use of wood stoves in rural areas (black carbon). One of the most serious consequences of global warming is its impact on human health and welfare. This includes increases in vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue fever), heat waves, smog production, loss of surface water resources, and escalating incidences of severe storm events and changing rainfall patterns, causing major flooding in some regions, while creating drought-like conditions in other parts of the world. We must now shift our sole attention from mitigating climate change through initiatives taken in developed countries to dealing with adapting to its long term trends, especially in many developing countries, where climate change impacts are expected to be most severe within the next twenty to thirty years.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. A Kareem Ahmed
Director of International Program, National Concil for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Washington DC.

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.

Mapping Rural Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
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.

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

Nanotechnology for Bio-Medical Applications

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 January, 2012
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology M. A. Jinnah Building Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field which has brought marvels not only in solid-state device industry rather various bio-medical applications like gene sensing, DNA sequencing and bio-detection etc. owe a lot to this interdisciplinary research. It’s because of bio-nanotechnology that we are able to bring the sensitivity of current bio-sensing platforms down to the molecular level. This presentation will give you an overview of the techniques as well as the latest developments in the field of Bio-Nanotechnology. Both aspects of the presentation will be highlighted by examples of various nano-systems relevant for biomedical applications such as nanoparticle synthesis, formation of nanostructured surfaces, interaction of proteins as well as bio-membranes with drugs and insight into DNA and drug delivery systems.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Mr. Waqas Ali
University of Texas at Arlington, US
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