Islamabad—Minister of State for Science and Technology, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan will inaugurate 38th International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, here on Monday the 24th June, 2013. This annual scientific activity will bring together about 300 scientists from various countries of the developing world and from advanced scientific institutions and Universities of the developed world.
Organized every year since 1976 by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, the idea of holding these Colleges came from the distinguished Nobel Laureate, Professor Abdus Salam who emphasized the vital need of communication, as well as of transferring and sharing scientific knowledge, among the scientific community. The College is being organized by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and National Centre for Physics, Islamabad. The regular sponsors of the College includes the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy), the U.S National Science Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Czech Academy of sciences and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN and some local and regional organizations.
The primary aim of the college is to promote interaction of the scientific community of the world. The scientific activities of Summer College aim at broad coverage of topics at the frontiers of knowledge in Physics and allied sciences. Subjects of current interest with special reference to the needs of the developing world are highlighted by a renowned international faculty.