Rs30m for collaboration in physics research
ISLAMABAD, Sept 8: The federal government has sanctioned Rs30 million for
establishing linkages between Pakistani universities and the Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, to collaborate
According to the Planning Commission of Pakistan, the
Italian centre, which is run by scientists for scientists, has active research
groups in several areas of physical sciences and mathematics.
of research include condensed matter and statistical physics; earth system
physics; high energy, cosmology and astroparticle physics; mathematics and
Officials said the centre for theoretical
physics had a long tradition of bilateral institutional collaborations to
support scientists and to empower scientific communities in developing
They said the goal of this collaboration was to develop a
vigorous broad-based programme of mutual interest focusing on the training of
faculty, joint lectureships, academic curriculum assessments and development of
scientific contents and internet access.
The partnership will also allow
Pakistani physicists to make better use of the facilities available at the
Italian centre in furthering their research activities, they added.
officials stressed that research in physics was vital for the economy of
Pakistan and it was in the national interest to quickly improve physics research
and teaching in the country.
Physics, as part of the basic sciences, is
at the heart of modern technologies development, without research in the basic
sciences there can be no autonomous technological development.-APP