40th INSC on Physics and Contemporary needs starts

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STAF REPORT ISB: The 40th International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC)

on Physics and Contemporary Needs has been inaugurated recently aiming at

broad coverage of topics at the frontiers of knowledge in Physics and allied

sciences. Every year one or two subjects of current interest and their applications

for technological development, with special reference to needs of the developing

world, are outlined.

President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain was chief guest of the inauguration

ceremony of INSC. He lauded the efforts of PAEC in promoting SandT culture in


The topics that will be covered in this year`s INSC are Accelerator and Detector

Technology, Plasmonics and Metamaterials, 6th International Workshop on

Tokamak, 3D Laser Printing and its Application.

The sponsors of the INSC include Abdus Salam International Centre for

Theoretical Physics (ASICTP), US National Science Foundation, Chinese

Academy of Sciences, The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

and National Centre for Physics.

The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has been organizing the event

since 1976. The idea of holding these Colleges emerged from the distinguished

Nobel Laureate, Professor Abdus Salam who stressed the vital need of

communication, as well as for transferring and sharing scientific knowledge among

the scientific community of the Third World.


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