04 - 08 March, 2024

The National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy are jointly organizing the International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD) in Islamabad, Pakistan from March 4 - 8, 2024.


The idea of holding the ISPAD at NCP is to provide a platform for the local and the foreign participants to exchange scientific knowledge and to generate enthusiasm for science and innovation. Around 200 young Pakistani M.Phil./Ph.D. students, researchers, university faculty and many foreign invited speakers and participants will take part in the deliberations of ISPAD-2024.


Each year, the topics (technical activities) of the school are chosen keeping in view the present and future research interests of NCP, universities and national R&D institutions. The School will consist of plenary, parallel and poster sessions as well as tutorials and structured discussions relevant to various technical activities in the chosen topics. The plenary lectures contain mostly overviews of advances in the chosen areas for general audience while the lectures/talks in parallel sessions cover the recent research on the specific topics.

Topics and Coordinators

  • High Energy Physics and Cosmology (HEPC)
    Physics potential of the high-luminosity phase of the LHC, Perspectives for a possible future high- Luminosity HL-LHC, Standard model and beyond searches, Properties of Higgs Boson, Flavor physics, Neutrino physics, Silicon and gaseous detectors in HEP, Statistical concepts in HEP
  • Condensed Matter Physics (CMP)
    Condensed matter theory, Nanoscience and technology, Computational nanoscience, Quantum nanotechnology, Laser-matterinteraction, Advanced characterization techniques, Semiconductor science and technology
  • Artificial Intelligence for Physics (AIP)
    Medical image processing, Quantum machine learning, Machine and deep learning for physics applications, Physical modelling, and Simulations for robotics, data science for physicists, and Python programming


Qaisar Ahsan (NCP, Pakistan) Joseph Niemela (ICTP, Italy)

Scientific Secretary

Ishaq Ahmad (NCP, Pakistan)

Technical Coordinators

Ashfaq Ahmad (HEPC) Mohsin Siddiq (CMP) Rana Fayyaz Ahmad (AIP)

Key Speakers

High Energy Physics
Thomas Muller (KIT) Albert De Roeck (CERN) Paris Spicas (CERN)
Frank Hartmann (KIT) Luca Malgeri (CERN) Patricia McBride (CERN)
Joe Butler (USA) Xin-Nian Wang (USA) Luca Lista (Italy)
A.N.Baushev (Russia) Xiao-Gang (China) Jacopo Ghiglieri (France)
Ismail Haki Sarpun (Turkiye) Ilkay Turk Cakir (Turkiye) Adnan Bashir (Spain)
Condense Matter Physics
Anders Hallén (Sweden) Maaza Malek (South Africa) Ahmed Galmed (Egypt)
Zephania Birech (Kenya) Kyunghwan Oh (South Korea) Sulaiman Wadi Harun (Malaysia)
P.A. Maksimov (Russia) Alei Dang (China) Abdoulaye Diallo (Senegal)
Raphael M Obodo (Nigeria) Catalim Constantinescu (France)
Artificial Intelligence for Physics
Fabrice Meriaudeau (France) Jean P. Vallee (Switzerland) Ji Yang (China)
Suhaib Q. (Sweden) Ahmad Athif (Malaysia) Sajid Nisar (Japan)

Organizing Committee

Muhammad Usman Waheed Mumtaz Tanzeel Murtaza


Active graduate & postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists are encouraged to participate (oral or poster presentation). Local hospitality will be provided to the participants. A limited number of travel grants may be provided to the foreign participants, especially those from the developing countries of the region.

How to Apply

For registration, click here. The application form should be submitted by December 15, 2023 by foreign participants and January 15, 2024 by local participants. Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of ISPAD-2024. Foreign applicants are required to attach/provide scans of the first two relevant pages of their passports valid at least six months after the ISPAD-2024 event. These documents to be submitted to the activity secretariat by email before the deadline for registration.

Registration Fee

  • Students: Rs. 3000/-, Faculty Members/Professionals: PKR. 8000/-
  • Outstation participants: Additional boarding and lodging charges: PKR. 3000/-

Note: Selected applicants will be required to pay a registration fee via online payment. There is no registration fee for the invited speakers and foreign participants.

School Brochure

To download the brochure. Click here.

APS Satellite March Meeting

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting is scheduled at Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 3-8, 2024, however, satellite meeting is bieng jointly organized at National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan on March 6, 2024.

The session on March 6 will be held in NCP from 1630 - 1830 (Pakistan Standard Time (PST)) and will also be broadcast online. The complete schedule of sessions of the APS Meeting can be found on the APS March Meeting web page. For APS Satellite March Meeting Flyer, click here.

Invited Speakers

Speaker Name
Talk Title
Prof. Dr. Maaza Malik South Africa Science towards SDGs through Nano-technologies with social impact
Dr. Bilal Tariq Pakistan Energy Spectrum of the one and two electrons in a Quantum Dot
Dr. Abdul Qayyum England Four Chamber Whole Heart Segmentation and Reconstruction for evaluating healthy and non-healthy Heart state based on Deep Learning models


Dr. Joseph J. Niemela, ICTP (Italy) Ms. Michele Irwin, APS (USA) Dr. Hassan Shahzad, NCP (Pakistan)


  • The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (through Vetenskapsrådet SRL grant)
  • COMSATS Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077332 (for IT/Registration related queries)
Tel: +92-51-2077300 Ext. 520, 348 & 350
Fax: +92-51-2077342
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk