Space science is significant feature of modern era: VC KU

KARACHI: The space science has become a significant feature of the modern era.

This was stated by the Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan, on Monday.

‘Its significance has enormously enhanced in the background of global warming. Space Science made the world a global village and revolutionized the communication system. Space science development has played a pivotal role in human development, its a broader fields having diversified prospects and decreasing the duration of time and space’, he remarked.

Prof. Ajmal was addressing at the inauguration ceremony of the 5th National Conference on Space Science and Technology entitled ‘Exploring New Worlds in Space’ organized by Institute of Space & Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), University of Karachi.

He congratulated ISPA Director and his organizing team for holding this national conference.

‘We should generate funds through national and international research projects and with the collaboration of industries, we should conduct research of good standards’, he remarked.

Dr. Hafeez Hoorani, Director General of National Center for Physics (NCP) was the chief guest of the occasion who informed that NCP published more than 300 research papers in this year and also talked about Nobel Prize on gravitational waves.

The Founding Director, ISPA Prof. Dr. Jawaid Quamar speaking on the occasion talked about the importance of space science and technology in this century.

Director ISPA Prof. Dr. M. Jawed Iqbal in his address welcomed all the speakers in the conference.

Presenting his research paper in the technical sessions of the conference, Professor Dr. Mohammad Shahid Qureshi from ISPA, KU said that the 21st century has already witnessed some very close and intimate exploration of many of the Solar System objects. Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and two of the major objects in asteroid belt have been and are going through very close scrutiny that is unparalleled in the history of science and technology.

Dr. Inhtzaz Qamar from Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad said that the human quest for space exploration coupled with instinct to defend oneself with advanced weapon systems opened a new frontier of science and technology called rocket propulsion.

Mahrukh Farooq from ISPA and Madiha Talha from SUPARCO while presenting their research paper said that Geomagnetism, study of Earth’s magnetic field, through history has greater impact and wide applications in different aspects of science and technology.