The 14th regional conference on mathematical physics, organised by Quaid-i-Azam University’s National Centre for Physics (NCP) was inaugurated by VC Dr Javed Ashraf and NCP Director-General Dr Hafeez Hoorani on Monday.
After the inaugural ceremony, Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy delivered a talk on ‘New mathematics for old physics.’ Yafis Barlas, Zouhair Mouayn Sultan, Fayyazuddin, Ahmed Ali, and Mehmet Koca also addressed the conference.
Maulik Parikh will deliver a public lecture on ‘Black holes; unsolved mysteries of space and time’ on Wednesday (today).
About 30 speakers from Asia, Europe, USA and Africa are participating in the conference.
Keeping in view the role of Professor Riazuddin in the series of conferences and his lifetime efforts for promoting science, education and high calibre research in the country, the conference is dedicated to him, said a press release issued by the varsity. He passed away in 2013.
The subject of talks in the conference will cover a wide range of topics in theoretical and mathematical physics including conformal field theory, gravitation and cosmology, super-string theory, phenomenology of high energy physics, condensed matter physics and plasma physics, with a particular focus on general relativity.
The conference will continue till November 14.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2015.