26 November, 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. The purpose of this symposium is to provide an overview to interesting areas of Astrophysics and Cosmology. The aim is to foster discussion about interesting topics such as black holes, exo-planets, dark matter and dark energy through a small number of invited talks and discussions. There will be a special talk by Mansoor Ahmed on different NASA space missions as the Dragonfly mission to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. Jennifer Wiseman will talk about dark matter and dark energy. There is also a special talk by John Grunfeld, NASA astronaut, who led the mission to Hubble Space Telescope.

Event Theme

  • Earthquake Seismology
  • Physics & Mechanics of Earthquakes
  • Geophysical Precursors of Earthquakes
  • Disaster Management/Mitigation


The symposium includes contributed talks of ~30 minutes. A thoughtprovoking discussion among the panel of experts will be held with a futuristic objective.


Hafeez Hoorani Mohsin Siddiq Mansoor Ahmed

Key Speakers

Mansoor Ahmed (NASA) Jennifer Wiseman (NASA) John Grunsfeld (NASA)
M. Junaid (NCP)

Technical Committee

Zeshan Adeel Umar (NCP) Raheel Ali (QAU) Nighat Yasmeen (NILOP)

Organizing Committee

M. Junaid Shabbir Ahmad

Technical Coordinator

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

Venue and Date

26 November, 2019
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan

Time Speaker Name
4:00 – 4:30 Muhammad Junaid
4:30 – 5:30 Mansoor Ahmad
5:30 – 6:30 Jennifer Wiseman
6:30 – 7:30 John Grunsfeld

How to apply

This mini symposium is for public including university and college students are encouraged to participate. There is no registration so kindly bring your CNIC to attend the symposium. For further information, please email at E-mail:

Symposium Poster

To download the symposium poster, click here.

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