1st School on Advanced Topics in Particle Physics and Cosmology - 2019

02 - 20 September, 2019


The NCP Physics Education Program is designed to enhance physics literacy in Pakistan. In line with this program, this course is designed to familiarize postgraduate students to contemporary topics in particle physics research focusing on known gaps in their knowledge. The course will consist of a series of pedagogical lectures along with exercises/assignments with the aim to introduce local research students to a wider range of advanced topics that are not covered during their course work at their home institutions. The main emphasis of the lectures is on learning the theoretical and computational tools needed for phenomenology-oriented research in high-energy physics. It is hoped that by attending this course, the participants will be able to enhance their knowledge base needed for future research. Participants of this course will automatically be registered for the International Workshop on Heavy Quark Physics (23-26 Sep 2019, NCP).


  • An overview of Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Standard Model and GUTs
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Supersymmetry
  • Effective Field Theories
  • Soft Collinear Effective Theory
  • QCD Factorization
  • Heavy Flavor Physics
  • Inflationary Cosmology
  • Computational Tools

Program Directors

Dr. Hafeez Hoorani (DG, NCP) Mohsin Siddiq (Director TPD, NCP)

Scientific Organizers

Ishtiaq Ahmed (NCP) Rizwan Khalid (NUST)
Mansoor ur Rehman (QAU) Naeem Shahid (NCP)


Ishtiaq Ahmed (NCP) Jamil Aslam (QAU)
Saadi Ishaq (IHEP, China) Muhammad Junaid (NCP)
Rizwan Khalid (NUST) Wajid Ali Khan (NCP)
Tajdar Mufti (LUMS) Ali Paracha (NUST)
Wajid Ali Khan (NCP) Babar Qureshi (SMS)
Shabbar Raza (FUUAST) Mansoor ur Rehman (QAU)
Saba Shafaq (IIUI) Naeem Shahid (NCP)
Arslan Sikandar(QAU)

School Coordinator

Ishtiaq Ahmed (NCP)
Tel: 051 2077300 ext. 423

Venue and Date

02 - 20 September, 2019
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan

Eligibility Criterion

Postgraduate students working in the field of particle physics who have studied an introductory course on quantum field theory are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Registration form can be downloaded from here. Application Form should be submitted on or before 22 July, 2019. There is a registration fee of Rs. 2000/-. Partial travel support may be reimbursed at the end of this course. Accommodation will be provided only for out-station participants. Meals including tea will be served to the participants. There is no cost for housing and meals.

Workshop Poster

To download the workshop poster, click here.

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077394, +92-51-2077395
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk

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