Dr. Salams 90th birthday celebrated

STAFF REPORT ISB: The 90th birthday of Dr. Abdus Salam, Pakistans Nobel Laureate, has recently been celebrated by COMSTECH in collaboration with the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and National Centre for Physics (NCP).

Nearly 170 theoretical and experimental physicists graced the occasion with their presence. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, also graced the occasion.

In his remarks, Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan, Coordinator General Comstech, traced Dr. Abdus Salams journey from a humble school in Jhang to his life in Government College Lahore, and then his work in Cambridge and Imperial College, London.

Dr. Aslam Baig, Dr. N.M. Butt and Dr. Fayyazuddin highlighted the achievements and supportive role of Prof. Salam played not in their own lives but also in the lives of several hundred young scientists and researchers belonging to Pakistan.

Dr. Fayyaz gave an illuminating discourse on his research which led to his Noble Award and his attempt to understand symmetry and unification among the four fundamental forces of nature.

Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Naeem, Chairman PAEC, paid rich tribute to the scientific mettle and diverse personality of Prof. Salam.

Dr. Ishfaq, former Chairman PAEC/Chairman BoG, NCP, passionately described his association with Dr. Salam and elaborated many incidents when he went out of the way to help young scientists and researchers of Pakistani origin.

Dr. Anwar Nasim, President of PAS, presented vote of thanks and described the literary talent of Prof. Salam as he had been the editor of both English and Urdu languages of “RAVI” magazine of Government College Lahore.

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