The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has ordered the renaming of National Centre for Physics in honor of renowned Pakistani physicist and Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam. The new name of NCP will be “Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics”.
The National Centre for Physics (NCP) is an academic physics and mathematical sciences national research institute located in Islamabad. It was established in 1999 as a govt organization and was made an autonomous scientific organisation in 2004. it is one of the leading particle physics institutes in the world.
PM directed Ministry of Federal Education and Professional to put up formal summary for the purpose.
In addition to this, The Prime Minister has also approved grant of 5 annual fellowships to Pakistani students for PhD in Physics in reputed international universities in the name of Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship.
The decision has been taken to give honor and recognition to the great Pakistani physicist, Dr Mohammad Abdus Salam who is a major figure in the 20th century theoretical physics. He won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics.
Dr. Abdus Salam had the honor of receiving Pakistan’s first Nobel prize and he is the only Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science. He served as the chief scientific adviser to the Government of Pakistan from 1960 to 1974. Abdus Salam also worked in Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.