ISLAMABAD - “National Centre for Physics has an excellent potential to collaborate with Italy in field of scientific development, and Italy has very deep rooted relationship with Pakistan and I am hopeful that collaboration between the two countries will strengthen in the years to come” said Prof. Joseph Nimela from International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) while inaugurating the 4th International Scientific Spring here at National Centre for Physics (NCP).
Prior to this Dr Hamid Saleem, Director General NCP, while addressing the participants and foreign guests in his welcome address said, “The ICTP has contributed over the last 46 years to fostering scientific research in developing countries throughout the world, and is increasingly looking outward, planning to expand its role further in the opening of affiliated Centers in different parts of the world.
In fact, it is the first time that an International Scientific Spring is being jointly organised by NCP and ICTP and we are thankful to ICTP for the collaboration with NCP. He paid rich tribute to Prof Abdus Salam for his contributions to the development of science in third world countries, he further said that Prof Abdus Salam was not only a great scientist but was also a great human. He hoped that NCP-ICTP collaboration will strengthen in the years to come and will prove very fruitful for the development of science and technology in the region.
Presentations and research papers will be presented by renowned foreign and local scientists/researchers and productive discussions will be undertaken. The interaction of younger researchers/students with foreign experts will be very beneficial for carrying out research projects. Such discussions will lead to new ideas and will prove very fruitful for the local scientists engaged in research and development. The main aim of holding this activity is to disseminate knowledge and work at national level and to give young researchers and scientists to exhibit their talent in different fields of science before international community.
More than 25 foreign scientists from different universities of China, Greece, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Turkey, Japan, Italy, Bangladesh and Bulgaria have been participating to present their research papers. The activity will focus on the core areas of physics and its related fields like Synchrotron Radiations & Ion Beam Applications, Particle Physics, Nanosciences, Plasma Physics and Astrophysics.