40th Intl. Nathiagali Summer College (03rd - 15th Aug., 2015)

International Nathiagali Summer Colleges (INSC) on Physics and Contemporary Needs have been organized every year since 1976. 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 for transferring and sharing scientific knowledge among the scientific community. The primary aim of the College is to break the isolation of the scientists of the developing countries by enabling them to interact with an international faculty and colleagues. INSC help scientists to share knowledge and to learn from each other's experiences, an opportunity, unique in the third world has thus been provided by this college to younger group of active scientists for establishing and renewing contacts with world renowned scientists. Over the years about 790 eminent scientists and speakers including 06 Nobel Laureates drawn from leading universities, research centers and industries of advanced countries have lectured as faculty at INSC and shared their knowledge with more than 1042 foreign scientists from over 72 developing countries and 7630 scientists from Pakistani R&D institutes and universities. The scientific activities of INSC aim at the broad coverage of topics at the frontiers of knowledge in Physics and allied sciences. Every year one or two subjects of current interest and their applications with special reference to needs of the developing countries are highlighted. This year the 40th college is covering following topics:

  • Activity - I: Accelerator and Detector Technology (03rd - 08th August, 2015)
  • Activity - II: Plasmonics & Metamaterials (10th - 15th August, 2015)
  • Activity - III: 6th International Workshop on Tokamak (03rd - 15th August, 2015)
  • Activity - IV: 3D Laser Printing & its Application (10th - 12th August, 2015)

Seminar/Poster Presentation

Seminars or Poster presentation will provide edge to candidates in selection.

Working Language

Participants must have an adequate knowledge of English which is the working language of the college.


For 40th International Nathiagali Summer College (2014) Poster, click here.


For Speaker names, click here.


These Colleges have traditionally been held at the scenic summer resorts of Nathiaqali, near lslamabad.

Funding Support

Boarding and lodging arrangement are the responsibility of the Organizers. The travel costs are expected to be arranged by the participants. However, modest funds may be available to cover the expenses, either in full or in part, of some participants from the developing countries.


Requests for participation, on the prescribed form (e-mail or photocopy) should reach the Executive Secretary by 30th April, 2015. In case of student the form should be signed by the Supervisor/Head of Department. The selected candidates will be informed by 15th June, 2015. For registration form, click here.


Regular sponsors of the College includes

  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
  • National Centre for Physics
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ASICTP)
  • US National Science Foundation
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)