About SSE PUBLIC LECTURES

The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) at Habib University invites renowned professionals and academics to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting subjects through its Public Lecture Series. The series aims to enlighten, motivate and stimulate academic debate. Each event is tailored for the general public and encourages participants to think across academic disciplines.
The SSE Public Lecture Series is open and free to attend for the general public. It is hosted at Habib University’s City Campus.

Upcoming SSE Public Lectures

Astronomy 101: An Evening with the Stars…

Speaker: Bilal Karim Mughal
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater

About the talk: Keeping track of the sky was vital for ascertaining the seasons before the invention of calendars and clocks. Different civilizations over the course of history have kept track of movements of celestial bodies and recorded several supernovae and comets, signifying their obsession with the heavens above. The talk will focus on various aspects and techniques in Astronomy. The speaker will give an overview of the sky and how to navigate it with the help of stars in absence of compass and other instruments and many other astronomy related topics.

About Karachi Astronomers Society (KAS):: Karachi Astronomers Society is a group of hobbyist astronomers. It works for the promotion of Astronomy and Cosmology and related sciences among the general public. Since its beginning in 2008, the group has organized numerous public astronomy sessions at educational institutes and public places across Sindh and Baluchistan, in which participants are offered a chance to view the stars and planets through the telescopes away from the light pollution of the city lights.

The speaker, Bilal Karim Mughal, is a journalist by profession. He is a co-founder of Hyderabad Astronomical Society, Pakistan and is currently associated with the Karachi Astronomers Society as its General Secretary.

 

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SSE Public Lectures: Past events

The Peril of Diagnosis Without Examination: Stories of the Artist and the King

Speaker: Rashid Jooma
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Soorty Lecture Hall

About the talk: The practice of the healing arts has evolved from invoking magic and supernatural spirits in the earliest civilisations to the scientific clinical method of the modern age. The latter involves obtaining a history of the presenting complaints to frame a hypothesis of the disease followed by a physical examination and investigations to test the predictions of the hypothesis.

In this illustrated presentation, we detail two instances from the histories of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) the exceptionally gifted painter of the French postimpressionist movement and King Ludwig ll (1845-1886) of Bavaria popularly known as the Swan King, both of whom suffered premature violent deaths. They had led unhappy lives battling their internal demons and were in the end failed by the medical care they received. In both events the physicians entrusted with their care were distracted from their clinical responsibility by the celebrity of their patients with tragic consequences.

About the Speaker: Rashid Jooma qualified in medicine from Dow Medical College in 1976 and trained for neurosurgery in the UK and USA. In 1984, he obtained the FRCS in Surgical Neurology before returning to Pakistan. In a career spanning over 30 years he has served at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre as head of department and executive director of the Centre as well as serving as Director General Health Services to the Federal Government at Islamabad. He is currently Professor of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University, Karachi. Outside medicine he is an avid reader with an interest in the history of medicine.

 

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From Biophysics of Vision to Optogenetic Tools

Particle Physics and Cosmology : The Final Frontiers

It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Brain Surgery

Leadership for an Inclusive World

Art-Technology & Social Change

The Data Science Revolution

Building Up Our Universe: Higgs Boson and Salam's Model of Particle Physics

GREEN COMPOSITES BASED ON BACTERIA-DERIVED POLYESTERS

THE MATHEMATICS IN OUR MUSIC

Creativity: Crazy Dreams Culminating in Concrete Actions

Preserving Intangible Heritage through Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies

Being Entrepreneur-Centric in Pakistan: What will it take to build Pakistan’s Entrepreneur-centric Eco-System?

The effect of repeated measurements in Quantum Systems

THE ABJAD SYSTEM IN THE SCIENCES AND ARTS: ITS RISE AND FALL

THE WAR AGAINST CANCER: CAN WE WIN?

INFORMATION SECURITY AND CYBER THREATS

Gravitational Waves: A Spacetime Symphony

Development With Dignity: The "Trickle Up" Effect

Blurring Boundaries: From Computer Graphics to Human Pulse Reading

KARACHIKOALAS – A ROBOT SOCCER TEAM

Virtual Prototyping for Hardware and Software Design

Getting practical with digital

Scienticians and the Great Flood: Theories That Don’t Hold Any Water

Is Human Intelligence Physical ?

Can Human Intelligence Be Simulated?

Semantic Technologies and Applications

Game Programming

Successful Innovation: Prototyping for Entrepreneurship

Protein Engineering; A Rational and Practical Approach in Biotechnology

De Divina Proportione (On the Divine Proportion)

The Coolest Side of Physics.

Untangling Pop: A Systems Approach

Thinking Computationally: Applications in Design and Maths

The Principle of Least Action in Mechanics and Optics

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IONOSPHERE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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