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    Explore the Ionosphere with Dr. Timothy Spracklen

    The ionosphere is a region of Earth’s upper atmosphere, from about 85 km to 600 km altitude, and includes the thermosphere and parts of the mesosphere and exosphere. It is distinguished because it is ionized by solar radiation. It plays an important part in atmospheric electrical activity and forms the inner edge of the magnetosphere. It has practical importance too because it greatly influences radio communication and can severely affect GPS (sat nav) accuracy during magnetic storms and periods of intense solar activity.



    22/01/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    The Coolest Side of Physics

    Where is the coldest spot in our solar system? Are the fundamental constants of physics changing with time? What happens to physics if we reverse the direction of time, or if we replace matter with antimatter? Can you catch atoms and molecules? The study of atoms and molecules has fascinated humans since Democritus. Experimental physics of the 20th century has had an especially fruitful journey into the atomic world.



    09/04/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Protein Engineering; A Rational and Practical Approach in Biotechnology

    Protein engineering is one of the most powerful and remarkable developments in biotechnology; has been used over decades to manipulate amino acid sequence at gene level leading to novel protein with desired functions. Construction of gene at will in order to produce new protein structure is no longer dream due to the advancements in the field of genetic engineering. This exciting area of research has enormous commercial applications with huge impact on industry ranging from drug designing to stem cell research, bio engineering, chemical industry, environment, food and agriculture.



    23/04/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    The School of Science & Engineering at Habib University Presents: Learn. Apply. Change.

    Attend Habib University’s event on May 23, 2015 focusing on careers in the fields of science and engineering! Learn from leading industrialists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs about the importance of Liberal Arts and Sciences in technology fields.



    23/05/2015 - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Successful Innovation

    This talk focuses on an often overlooked aspect of successful innovation – the ability to prototype the entire entrepreneurship model from conception to finished products. Prototyping for entrepreneurship involves running the same tests and market research on hardware as it does for software and documentation. A properly executed ‘storyboard’ for the entrepreneurship model results in savings in cost, time and resources and allows a safety valve for alternative strategies to be developed before actually committing to market or production.



    10/09/2015 - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Game Programming for Everyone

    This talk aims to provide you with the basics that may help you in doing game programming, avoiding the fatal mistakes and give an overview of the most effective tools you can use to make a successful game in no time.



    29/09/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Modeling Reality with Mathematics

    The talk, which primarily is about modeling wit mathematics, will cover two important aspects of modeling our perception of reality. In the first part, we will discover how mathematics can be used to model existence of the absolute reality (i.e. God). We will see how this model can be used to deny non-existence of the existence. In the second half, we will rediscover how mathematics can be used to model the world around us. Our journey will help us realize that he universe is nothing but a creation that can be accurately described by mathematics.



    06/10/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Semantic Technologies and Applications



    13/10/2015 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Can Human Intelligence Be Simulated?

    The question “Can machine think?” has shadowed computer science from its beginnings. Computers are becoming more powerful at an ever-increasing rate, but will they ever become conscious? Despite the ongoing success of applied Artificial Intelligence, the claims of Strong AI to duplicate human intelligence remains controversial.



    20/10/2015 - 5:45 pm-7:00 pm

    Is Human Intelligence Physical?

    In this talk, Dr. Rashid will identify and review some of the assumptions behind Roger Penrose's prrof regarding simulating human intelligence.



    05/11/2015 - 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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

    This talk is about the Great deluge that is in the scriptures and traditions of all Abrahamic religions. It is also reported in other Hindu, Hellenestic/Greek traditions and other civilizations of the world. For Muslims, it is the Toofan-e-Nooh (The great flood of Prophet Nooh/Noah).



    19/11/2015 - 5:45 pm-7:00 pm

    Getting practical with digital

    Abstract: Engineers build problem solutions. That is the focal point...



    15/12/2015 - 5:45 pm-7:00 pm

    Virtual Prototyping for Hardware and Software Design

    This talk will be comprises of modern ways of doing Hardware and Software design by using Virtual Prototypes which not only helps reduce Time-To-Market (TTM) of products but also helps in catching bugs in early stage of design. In first half of the talk, comparison between traditional methodology vs Virtual Prototypes will be discussed and advantages of Virtual Prototypes for both Hardware and Software design.



    09/02/2016 - 12:45 am-1:45 am

    KarachiKoalas – A Robot Soccer Team

    RoboCup Soccer is amongst the most challenging yet exciting competitions within the field of Computer Science in which teams of autonomous robots play soccer. The competition has a stated goal that “by the mid of 21st century, a team of fully autonomous robots would defeat humans in soccer. The competition provides an excellent platform to conduct research in different areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics. KarachiKoalas is a RoboCup Soccer Simulation 3D team developed at Artificial Intelligence lab, IBA.



    18/02/2016 - 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    Blurring Boundaries: From Computer Graphics to Human Pulse Reading

    This presentation is about human curiosity and its journey from computer-generated imagery to trans-disciplinary design approaches. Join Muqeem Khan and experience his memories of creating motion picture realism and his current Ph.D. research in combining design thinking, intangible cultural heritage and emerging interactive technologies. The presentation will also feature stereoscopic 2D animations generated by Habib University students.



    01/03/2016 - 6:00 pm-7:15 pm

    Development With Dignity: The “Trickle Up” Effect

    Provide opportunities to improve living standards for majority, enabling them to create wealth by the “trickle-up” effect. Shahid Khan will be talking about his organizational work in the area of sustainable development and his approach to establish neglected coastal communities in Pakistan through sustainable developments. He will be talking about the projects of Indus Earth Trust (IET) targeting the main underlying issues affecting these communities in six different areas such as the Livelihood Employment & Enterprise Development Program, and Livelihood Support Infrastructure, Water and Community Physical Infrastructure, Alternative Energy Solutions, Indigenous Housing Systems, Food Security and Drought Mitigation and Adaptation.



    08/03/2016 - 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

    Gravitational Waves: A Spacetime Symphony

    LIGO observatory recently announced the first ever observation of Gravitational Waves (GW) thus confirming the most spectacular prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (GR) about 100 years after the theory was presented. Einstein imagined the empty space (and time) as a dynamical entity, much like a piece of foam, which can be bent, curved and stretched -- gravity being viewed as an effect of this curvature. The most dramatic prediction of this idea is the existence of gravitational waves: ripples in empty space itself. These are like tremors occurring in vacuum.



    15/03/2016 - 6:00 pm-7:15 pm

    Information Security and Cyber Threats

    Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet for all its advantaged, increased connectivity also increases risk of theft, fraud and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern communication technologies, our vulnerability to cyber-attacks increases as well.



    31/03/2016 - 6:00 pm-7:15 pm

    The War Against Cancer: Can We Win?

    In 1971, the then U.S. President Richard Nixon declared “war” on cancer. Four and a half decades later, cancer is still one of the most feared human diseases around the globe. What is cancer? When did it become part of human history? Can we defeat it? This talk will de-mystify cancer. Dr Ghias will focus on the journey of a cell as it transforms from normal to cancerous and talk about what already exists and what is needed in our arsenal to fight the disease



    07/04/2016 - 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

    The ABJAD System in the Sciences and Arts: Its Rise and Fall

    Abstract : This talk will examine surviving historical evidence on...



    27/04/2016 - 12:40 pm-1:50 pm
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