Keynote Lecture by Prof. John C. Mather - Nobel Laureate Physics (2006)

National Centre for Physics is organizing a mini symposium in memory of late Prof. Stephen Hawking. This symposium will consist of lectures about Hawking’s scientific achievements and his life struggle including a key note lecture.

Prof. John C. Mather

Prof. John C. Mather is one of the pioneer of precision cosmology. His work on the COBE satellite project led to the confirmation of the Big Bang theory and he was subsequently awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is currently working as a Senior Astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.


  • Hawking’s Work in Classical Gravity
    Dr. Abid Mujtaba (COMSATS)
    16:00 – 17:00 hrs.
  • A Brief History of Hawking’s Work
    Dr. Muhammad Junaid (NCP)
    17:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • The History of the Universe from the Beginning to the End: Where did we come from, where can we go?
    Prof. John C. Mather (NASA)
    18:00 – 19:00 (via video link)

Venue and Date

May 11, 2018 at 16:00 hrs. PKT
Ishfaq Ahmad Auditorium, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Lecture Poster

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