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

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

Speaker: Babar Ahmed Qureshi
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Soorty Lecture Hall

Abstract of the Talk: 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.

About the Speaker: Babar Ahmed Qureshi received his Masters in Physics from University of Punjab in 2002. That is also the year he started pursuing his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Syracuse University, which he received in Dec. 2007. He then joined Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies as a Govt. of Ireland IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellow. He has also spent extended times as Visiting Scientist at Perimeter Institute, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, CERN and UNAM in Mexcico.

 

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SSE Public Lectures: Past events

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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Habib University City Campus