Conferences & Workshops

Lindau Online Nobel Laureate Sciathon Meetings 2020

I feel very honored and pleased to be part of the first online Science Hackathon (#Sciathon2020) organized by Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and completed a project with a collaborative & dynamic team of Lindau alumni and young scientists from multi-disciplinary and diverse countries & cultures. (19-21 June) 2020.

We were a group of seven people who had come together with a dedicated objective to create a very helpful and informative database of information and resources aimed at students and early career researchers to find opportunities irrespective of their country, religion, gender, language, or ethnicity. The purpose was to create a one-stop database of information and resources of opportunities for students from minority backgrounds which will be very beneficial for students and researchers. To foster the engagement of talents from minorities, we also offer a mentoring platform on which successful scientists can guide young graduates to find their way into Academia.

This work finished with the submission of a report entitled: “Diversity and Inclusion Group: Science for Every seeker” (download as PDF) and a video of 2 minutes that summerise our project idea.

2-minutes summary of the project.

69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2019, Germany

It was a milestone for me to be selected as the only master’s graduate from all over Pakistan for this meeting held from 30 June to 06 July 2019 in Lindau, Germany which is fully funded by the Lindau German Council, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS).
Getting selected for this Meeting is an acknowledgment of a researcher’s work in his/her respective field. The selection is exceptionally esteemed for the researchers as only the 600 most qualified young scientists from around the world are given this opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The meetings include lectures, panel/ round-table discussions on interdisciplinary topics, and informal small- group meetings with the Nobel Prize winners.

String Phenomenology 2020, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

The annual String Phenomenology conference discusses recent progress in compactifications of string theory and their relation to particle physics and cosmology. Topics include Swampland and Quantum Gravity Conjectures, Formal and Mathematical Aspects of string compactifications (such as F­theory, G2 compactifications, heterotic compactifications, and other corners of the string landscape, e.g. non­geometric compactifications), String Model Building in particle physics and cosmology, and Machine Learning Techniques to explore the String Landscape. Due to the covid19 pandemic, the conference is being held virtually.

Information, Black Holes and Quantum Theory: Theoretical physics at the crossroads, Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

A workshop featuring lectures on various topics necessary to understand the subject ranging from, black holes in general relativity, quantum field theory in curved spacetime, quantum information theory, Hawking radiation, and holography. Topics discussed:

  • Holography
  • Information Loss in Black Holes
  • Strings
  • Entanglement Entropy and Holography