STAFF REPORT IBD: The 38th International Nathiagali Summer College has recently been concluded with a heavy agenda to be completed in the current year.
The International Nathiagali Summer Colleges (INSC) on Physics and Contemporary Needs organizes this event every year since 1976.
The idea of holding these colleges came from the distinguished Nobel Laureate, Professor Abdus Salam who emphasized the vital need for communication, as well as transferring and sharing scientific knowledge, among the scientific community of the Third World.
The primary aim of the College is to break the isolation of the scientists in the developing countries by enabling them to interact with an international faculty and colleagues from the Third World.
This annual college helps scientists to share knowledge and learn from each others experiences. The scientific activities of INSC aim at the broad coverage of topics at the frontiers of knowledge in Physics and allied sciences.
International Nathiagali Summer College played a very important role in advancement of Science and Technology in the country. Many topics such as Biofuel, Solar Energy, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Polymers, Photodynamics, Nanomedicine, Plasma physics, Biophotonics, Tokamak and Accelerator Technology discussed at INSC resulted in development of new research areas, research collaborations and state of art laboratories and institutes in Pakistan.
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission has been regularly organizing this scientific activity since 1976. It is in fact the only one of its kind to be in a developing country and has regularity.
Uptill now 37 colleges have been arranged on Condensed Matter, Particle Physics, Cosmology, Solid State Physics, Polymer Physics, Biophysics, Laser Physics, Plasma Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Renewable Energy Resources, Supernova, Accelerator Physics, Computational Physics, Nanosciences and its applications, Synchrotron, Radiation, Biophotonics, and Photodynamics.