International Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology - 2019



The field of Astrophysics and Cosmology has grown a lot over the past few decades. The experimental breakthroughs in recent years as well as future international collaborations have gathered great interest in these exciting areas of Astrophysics and Cosmology. National Centre for Physics (NCP) has setup a working group on Astrophysics and Cosmology and we organized a three day International Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology in Sep 2017. This year NCP is organizing a four-day International Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology Oct 28-31, 2019. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the core areas of Astrophysics and Cosmology. It is intended for beginning graduate students, as well as for finishing undergraduate students. The aim of the workshop is to foster discussion about all aspects of astrophysics and cosmology, focusing mostly on Astrophysical and Cosmological implications, through a small number of invited talks and discussion. As such, the activity will serve as a forum where the young participants in the field will have a chance to initiate research collaborations at national and international level.


  • Inflationary Cosmology
  • Physics of Early Universe
  • CMB and Large Scale Structure physics
  • Black Hole Astrophysics
  • Astrophysical Gravitational Waves
  • Other topics in astrophysics


Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP) Mohsin Siddiq (NCP)
Mansoor-ur-Rehman (QAU)

International Advisory Committee

Qaiser Shafi (Delaware, USA) Mansoor Ahmed (NASA, USA)
Jenifer Wiseman (NASA, USA)

Organizing Committee

M. Junaid (NCP) Husain Gohar (QAU)
Naveed Imran (NCP)

Invited Speakers

Shaaban Khalil (Zewail University, Egypt) Vincenzo Salzano (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Zongkuan Guo (ITP, China) Shaoqi Hou (Wuhan U., China)
Mansoor-ur-Rehman (QAU, Pakistan) Khalid Saifuallah (QAU, Pakistan)
M Junaid (NCP, Pakistan) Husain Gohar (QAU, Pakistan)
Jameel-u-Nabi (GIK, Pakistan) Mansoor Ahmed (NASA, USA)
Jenifer Wiseman (NASA, USA)

Workshop Coordinator

Muhammad Junaid (NCP)
Tel: 051 2077300 Ext. 506

Venue and Date

28 - 31 October, 2019
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan


All PhD, MPhil, MSc and BS students enrolled in Physics or Mathematics program at HEC recognized universities/Institutes are encouraged to apply for participation. Participation of junior students is encouraged to introduce them to this exciting field of Cosmology and Astrophysics. As a rule, travel expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutes. However, partial travel assistance may be provided to a few selected participants residing outside Islamabad.

How to apply

Application form can be accessed here. Application Form should be submitted on or before 28 July, 2019 (for foreign participants) and 20 September, 2019 (for local participants). There is a registration fee of PKR 1500/- for locals & PKR 2000/- for outstation participants. Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of workshop.

Workshop Brochure

To download the workshop brochure, 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: +92-51-2077395

CA | NCP Mail | Library | Online