Events

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

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

Date and location 12/01/2017 Soorty Hall

Higgs boson is the corner stone of our current understanding of how the forces of nature work. In this talk, aimed at general science audience, the main ideas behind the Higgs particle and its central role in Prof. Salam's underpinning of the whole particle physics via the standard model, will be described. The Higgs particle was one of the last predictions of Salam's theory, apart from the W's and the Z, and was found about three years ago at CERN. The prediction regarding the existence of Higgs boson relied on coming together of a host of ideas at the basis of physics and therefore its discovery has been hailed as one of the greatest triumphs of theoretical physics and is a testament to greatness of Salam's ideas in Physics.

Green Composites Based on Bacteria-Derived Polyesters

Green Composites Based on Bacteria-Derived Polyesters

Date and location 05/12/2016 Soorty Lecture Theater

The Mathematics In Our Music

The Mathematics In Our Music

Date and location 25/11/2016 Habib University Auditorium

Speaker: Yousuf Kerai About the Talk: This talk will analyze the shared 12 tone scale,...

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia

Date and location 25/11/2016 Soorty Lecture Theater

In 1851, the young Tukoji Holkar, Maharaja of Indore, went missing under suspicious circumstances. Some said his mentor and regent wanted him out of the picture. Others speculated that he’d been kidnapped and taken to Calcutta by nefarious colonial agents.

Creativity: Crazy Dreams Culminating in Concrete Actions

Creativity: Crazy Dreams Culminating in Concrete Actions

Date and location 14/11/2016 Soorty Hall

Speaker: Rumman Ahmad Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Venue: Soorty Lecture Theater, Habib University Abstract: This...

Black Beards & Blue Helmets: Jihad, Peace-keeping, and Islamic Universalisms in the Bosnia Crisis

Black Beards & Blue Helmets: Jihad, Peace-keeping, and Islamic Universalisms in the Bosnia Crisis

Date and location 03/11/2016 Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina was a defining moment of the post-Cold War order, pivotal to the development of UN peacekeeping and the project of European integration. Less well-explored is Bosnia's significance throughout the Muslim world and the numerous solidarity efforts that emerged during the war. As a predominantly Muslim country in Europe, Bosnia presented opportunities and dilemmas for universalist projects in both the West and the Muslim world. This lecture traces two of the most important attempts to embody Islamic solidarity with Bosnia: foreign volunteers in the Bosnian army ("mujahidin") and military units seconded to the United Nations peacekeeping forces by predominantly Muslim countries, including Pakistan.

Preserving Intangible Heritage through Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies

Preserving Intangible Heritage through Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies

Date and location 31/10/2016 Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

While zillions of technological gadgets have bombarded our lives, various design-thinking approaches have emerged to study the users’ behaviors and interactions.

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

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

Date and location 26/10/2016 Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

Join us in discussion with dynamic entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to hear their stories of building businesses and what needs to be done to make Pakistan a more robust and start-up enabling eco-system.

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