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EPIIC Weekend Immersion

EPIIC Weekend Immersion: South Asia: The Nuclear Tinderbox

September 24-26, 2010
Outward Bound at Appalachian Mountain Club,
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

INSPIRE Scholar: Pervez Hoodbhoy

Pervez HoodbhoyPervez Hoodbhoy is professor of nuclear and high energy physics, as well as chairman, at the department of physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He remains an active physicist who often lectures at US and European research laboratories and universities. Dr. Hoodbhoy received the Baker Award for Electronics and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics.  Over a period of 25 years, Dr. Hoodbhoy created and anchored a series of television programs that dissected the problems of Pakistan’s education system, and two other series that aimed at bringing scientific concepts to ordinary members of the public. He is the author of Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality, now in seven languages. Also in 2003, Dr. Hoodbhoy was invited to the Pugwash Council. He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists.  Dr. Hoodbhoy is a recipient of the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from the Institute and will be an INSPIRE Fellow during the fall.