MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistans ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, facilitated Pakistan-American scientist Nergis Mavalvala for her outstanding achievement in the field of astrophysics.
Mavalvala is Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Department Head of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. She was part of an international team of scientists who have detected gravitational waves, inaugurating a new and historic era of astronomy.”This is just the start,” she told Radio Boston about the efforts behind the detection of gravitational waves. “These detects are going to get better and we are just going to listen to more and more music from the universe,” she said. In his congratulatory letter, Jilani expressed the hope that her great contribution to the world of knowledge, particularly in the field of astrophysics, would have far-reaching implications for humankind. He highlighted that the rare scientific breakthrough achieved by her was a source of encouragement for young women in Pakistan who were making gradual strides in all walks of life for realization of their dreams. Jilani also invited Mavalvala to visit Pakistans premier science institutions and share her success story, which had led her to this eminent position.