Conference on physics: Contribution of women to science acknowledged

National and international scholars present research papers


Our Correspondent April 28, 2016
National Centre for Physics (NCP) Director-General, Dr Hafeez Hoorani. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Contribution of women to promotion of science cannot be ignored. This was said by the National Centre for Physics (NCP) Director-General, Dr Hafeez Hoorani, here on Thursday.

He was presiding over the concluding session of a three-day regional conference on women in physics.

The event was jointly organised by the NCP and the University of Peshawar in collaboration with Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Higher Education Commission, COMSTECH and the Centre for Physics Education.

While giving the example of Fabiola Gianotti, the director-general at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Hoorani said that despite her family commitments she was playing a major role in promotion of science and research.

On the final day of the conference, various scholars from across the country and abroad presented their research papers on nano-technology, magnetism, solar waves, cosmology, lasers, and art in science education.

During the event more than 32 oral presentations were delivered by local and foreign experts.

Five experts from Canada, Iran and the United States participated in the conference.

Dr Dina Izadi from Iran, while talking about the
role of arts in science education said that
allowing young learners to experience science actively made a difference in their lives.

Dr Anisa Qamar, scientific secretary of conference, said that to create awareness among women, there was a need for trained, polished and groomed scientists who would explore and maintain their role to enhance and improve economy of the country.

The conference concluded with an aim to take women on board in the efforts being made for promotion of science and technology.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th,  2016.

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