A three-day national conference on ‘Radiation, Particles and Matter’, kicked off at the Government College (GC) University Bokhari Auditorium on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the conference is a joint collaboration of the GCU Physics Department Rafi Mohammad Chair and the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad. The conference features nine technical sessions on ‘Ion Beam Analysis’, ‘Nanotechnology’, ‘Plasma Physics’, ‘Thin Films’, ‘Material Science’ and ‘Laser Applications’. Researchers, from across the country, will present 39 research papers at the conference. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab was the Chief Guest at the conference’s inaugural ceremony. Addressing the participants, Dr Khalid Aftab advised scholars to discourage plagiarism. He called for more research, based on the works of noted scientists. He said strengthening of institutions is necessary for the society’s growth.

GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Amin-ul-Haq said the proceedings of the conference would be published, so that students could benefit from the research papers presented here. Rafi Mohammad Chair Dr Nisar presented a research paper on ‘Ion Beam Analysis’. NCP’s Dr Aqeel Ahsan Khurram presented a paper on the ‘Strengths of backscattering spectroscopy for characterization of thin films’. GC University researchers presented a paper on ‘PIXE analysis of tap water of Lahore’. NCP’s Tajamul Hussain presented a research paper on ‘Titanium dioxide supported gold nanocatalyst for greenhouses gas emission control’. The conference will continue until December 24, 2009 (Thursday). staff report.
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