The National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy are jointly organizing the International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD) in Islamabad, Pakistan from March 11 - 15, 2019. The ISPAD-2019 will be directed by H. R. Hoorani (NCP) and Joseph Niemela (AS-ICTP).
International Scientific Spring (ISS), initiated in 2009, has become a major annual scientific activity of NCP. Since 2012, AS-ICTP, Italy has become a partner of NCP for organizing this scientific event in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was re-named as a school in 2015 to reflect its emphasis on developing the potential of young participants. During the ISS-2018 it was agreed to rename the activity as International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD). The idea of holding the ISPAD at NCP is to provide a platform for the local and the foreign participants to exchange scientific knowledge and to generate enthusiasm for science and innovation. Around 250 young Pakistani M.Phil. /Ph.D. students, researchers, university faculty and many foreign invited speakers and participants will take part in the deliberations of ISPAD.
Each year, the topics (technical activities) of School are chosen keeping in view the present and future research interests of NCP, universities and national R&D institutions. The School will consists of plenary, parallel and poster sessions as well as tutorials and structured discussions relevant to various technical activities in the chosen topics. The plenary lectures contain mostly overviews of advances in the chosen areas for general audience while the lectures/talks in parallel sessions cover the recent research on the specific topics.
|Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP, Pakistan)||Joseph Niemela (ICTP, Italy)|
|Alberto Tagliaferro (Italy)||Alain Dufresne (France)|
|Ting-kai Zhao (China)|
|Alain Dufresne (France)||Abdesslam Arhrib (Morocco)|
|Paris Sphicas (Greece)||Roger John Barlow (UK)|
|Ting-kai Zhao (China)|
11-15 March, 2019. National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Active graduate & post graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists who have also published research work in recognized international journals during the last three years will be encouraged to participate (oral or poster presentation). Local hospitality will be provided to the participants. As a rule, travel expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutes. However, partial travel assistance may be provided to selected local participants residing outside Islamabad. A limited number of travel grants may also be provided to the foreign participants, especially those from the developing countries of the region.
The Online Registration Form can be accessed here. The Application Form should be submitted by November 30th, 2018 for foreign participants and by January 15, 2019 for local participants. Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of ISPAD-2019. Foreign applicants are required to attach/provide scans of the first two relevant pages of their passports valid at least six months after the ISPAD-2019 event. These documents to be submitted to the activity secretariat by email before the deadline for registration. Selected applicants will be required to pay a registration fee PKR. 2500/- There is no registration fee for the invited speakers and foreign participants.
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For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan