Physics center named after Dr Abdus Salam
National Centre for Physics at Quaid-i-Azam University is approved by the Prime Minister to be renamed as “Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics.”
Ministry of Professional and Technical Training has been directed to put up a formal summary for renaming of the Centre for approval of the President of Pakistan.
The fellowship program is also approved, named as Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship grant of five fellowships annually to Pakistani students for PhD in the field of Physics through Higher Education Commission (HEC) in reputed international universities..
The PM has taken this decision in recognition of the great contributions of renowned Pakistani physicist Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam who is a major figure in the 20th century theoretical physics who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics.
He was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science. His remarkable achievement earned fame and prestige for the country which rightly deserves to be valued.
Dr. Salam also served the country as a top level science advisor to the Government of Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, a position from which he played a major and influential role in the development of the country’s science infrastructure.
In 1998, following the country’s nuclear tests, the Government of Pakistan issued a commemorative stamp, as a part of “Scientists of Pakistan”, to honor the services of Dr Salam. Renaming the National Centre for Physics as Dr Adbus Salam’s Centre for Physics would be another step towards honoring the Pakistani scientist who served the country and brought a good name for Pakistan.