July 31, 2016Print : Karachi
With an aim to develop a scientific national research and collaboration strategy, the Habib University (HU) hosted a four-day long Quantum Information Summer School (QISS) which ended on Friday.
Discussing Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate in the field of physics Dr Abdus Salam, Dr Barry Sanders, A to 29; the speakers included Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar, LUMS, Brazil’s National Laboratory for Scientific Computing’s Dr Abuzer Yakaryilmaz and Dr Benno Salwey of University of Freiburg, Germany.
The University’s official claimed that they had received several applications for the programme from all major universities of Pakistan including, Bacha Khan University, DHA Suffa, FAST-NUCES, IBA, Karakoram National University, Lahore University of Management and sciences, NED, National University of Science and Technology, Quest, Quaid-e-Azam University and Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology.
He also claimed that participants appreciated the opportunity to learn about quantum information from leading experts in the field.
QISS, 2016 was organised by HU computer science’s faculty member Dr Jibran Rashid. In order to ensure that such endeavours increase in their scope and outreach, a steering committee of faculty members from HU, LUMS, NUST and University of Calgary was also formed.
The committee would prepare a national strategic vision document for quantum information research in Pakistan. The next QISS will be hosted by NUST Islamabad, in 2017.