Before the documentary, eminent scientist, Professor Asad Abidi introduced the documentary which was produced by a pilgrim film production in association with the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). – Photo courtesy by Kharizmi Science Society

LAHORE: Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and the Physics Department of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised ‘Salam Evening’ to honour the only Nobel Laureate scientist of Pakistan, Dr. Abdus Salam.

A new documentary on the life and times of Salam was also viewed by the audience.

Before the documentary, eminent scientist, Professor Asad Abidi introduced the documentary which was produced by a pilgrim film production in association with the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

“The Dream of Symmetry” is the title of the documentary which was released in 2011.

In the documentary, David Gross, Tom Kibble, Chris Isham, Gerardus T Hooft and other physicists not only discusses the theoretical work of Salam but also praised his rich contributions in the field of theoretical physics and the promotion of research in developing nations.

There was Q&A session after the documentary. Professor Abidi answered questions from the students. Later Dr. Sabieh Anwar of KSS thanked all the participants.

KSS is a practical platform of science and especially astronomy awareness in the country. It organises a variety of events such as lectures, seminars, astronomy fairs for society, particularly for students and children.

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jamshed kharian-pak
December 25, 2011 9:28 pm
Dr Abdus Salam only Nobel Laureate scientist of Pakistan in Theoretical Physics and who did the promotion of research in pakistan and else where is not wellknown in Pakistan Promotion is nedeed!
Mobashir
December 26, 2011 2:17 pm
Certainly, every Muslim & Pakistani should be proud of Dr. Salam's achievements. Alas, on the contrary, what practically we have is the almost complete black-out in the media. Is this bias justified according to Islamic teachings? We, as a society, should be ashamed of this attitude and should strive to give the position Dr. Salam really deserves!
Raza
December 30, 2011 10:39 pm
Pakistan has not pain due regard to this legend. Other nations and international bodies memorize Dr Salam for his contributions to the field of Theoretical Physics to this day. Here, children are preferred not to be taught about him. When shall the nation start to look beyond the realms of injustice, hatred and narrow mindedness???
Raheel Farooq
May 22, 2012 3:18 pm
He is my favorite scientist. May his soul rest in peace! I'm anxious if I can find that documentary online. I'll be thankful if anyone can help please.
Jaffar
July 14, 2012 6:22 am
Your news paper Dawn is committing a grave injustice to humanity, decency, knowledge by ignoring Professor Abdul Salam. When Salam went to India on invitation Indra Gandhi is said to have personally served tea to him and sat on floor near his feat.
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