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  • US trio wins physics Nobel for detection of waves from black hole collisions

    US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for the discovery of gravitational waves ? a phenomenon that opens a door on the extreme Universe...

    The physics prize is the second of the 2017 Nobels awarded, after the medicine prize on Monday went to three American geneticists ? Jeffrey C...

  • Gravitational wave pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize

    STOCKHOLM: Three US-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe...

    With the technology that the three developed “we may even see entirely new objects that we haven’t even imagined yet,” said Patrick Sutton, an astronomer at Cardiff University in Wales......

  • Proton smasher set to expand physics horizon

    “We are exploring truly fundamental issues, and that’s why this run is so exciting,” physicist Paris Sphicas said last week at Europe’s physics lab Cern...

    The LHC, housed in a 27km tunnel straddling the French-Swiss border, has shaken up physics before...

  • Trio earns Nobel Physics Prize for ‘strange states’ of matter

    STOCKHOLM: The study of “strange states” of matter, which may one day yield superfast and small computers, earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday...

    The trio’s pioneering work “boosted frontline research in condensed matter physics, not least because of the hope that topological materials could be used in new generations of electronics and superconductors, or...

  • CII decries naming QAU physics centre after Dr Abdus Salam

    Chairing the last session as the head of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday, Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani decried the proposal to rename the Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) physics centre after Professor Abdus Salam...

    The council discussed the proposal after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forwarded a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain of his approval to rename the National Centre for Physics at QAU the “Professor Abdus...

  • PM Nawaz orders QAU's physics centre to be renamed after Dr Abdus Salam

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved, in principle, the renaming of Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) physics centre to the Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics on Monday, according to a Press Information Department (PID) statement...

    The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training was directed to draw up a formal summary of the renaming of QAU's National Centre for Physics for President Mamnoon Hussain's approval... ...

  • Teachers, scholars protest renaming of QAU physics dept

    ISLAMABAD: Former and current teachers at the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Friday staged a protest against the National Assembly’s resolution for changing the name of the physics department at the university...

    Nayyar, Sarwar Bari and Dr Sajid Awan, protested against the resolution which was passed on Friday calling for naming the physics department after Muslim scientist Abu Al-Fath Abd-Al Rahman Mansour-al-Khazini...

  • Laser pioneers from US, France and Canada win Nobel Physics Prize

    Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery...

    Strickland is just the third woman to win a Nobel Physics Prize since it was first awarded in 1901, while Ashkin, 96, is the oldest person to win a Nobel, beating out American Leonid...

  • Literary notes: Is a university a chain of department stores?

    Fish — Prof Emeritus at New York City’s St John’s University — in his article ‘A university is not Walmart’, posted early this year on the website of ‘Psychology Today’ (www...

    In other words, Fish says that a university no more cares about whether or not the students are learning and researching but what it is really interested in is the money it makes...

  • PM to lay foundation of Hyderabad University next month, says governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muham­mad Zubair has announced that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lay the foundation stone of the federal government-funded University of Hyder­abad next month and the funding for the Karachi Development Package, com­­mitted by the PM, would start within the next 10 days...

    The governor was speaking at a programme held at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) here on Friday to distribute 172...

  • Head of PPIB’s legal department quits

    ISLAMABAD: The head of legal department of Priv­ate Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), Barrister Asghar Khan, tendered his resignation on Monday after developing differences over issues relating to payment of capacity charges worth billions of rupees to independent power producers and transactions about new power projects on coal and liquefied natural gas...

  • German envoy opens upgraded radiology department at KTH

    PESHAWAR: The German Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms Ina Lepel, inaugurated the newly-upgraded radiology department at the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) here on Tuesday...

    The upgraded radiology department is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany through the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron), the Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNHCR under the joint government and the UN’s Refugee Affected...

  • US to train Ukrainian troops, says State Department

    WASHINGTON: US troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday...

    This additional programme brings our total security assistance committed to Ukraine since 2014 to over $244 million,” State Department Mark Toner said...

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