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Documentary on Dr Abdus Salam mesmerize youth

December 25, 2011

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.