|International Meetings on Particles and Fields in Pakistan is an attempt to help scientists in high energy physics to discuss recent issues and frontiers of field.
The first such meeting was held at the Physics Department, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in 2008. The second and third meetings were organized at the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The fourth meeting took place at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore. The 5th meeting was held at the same place (CHEP) we plan now and had a number of foreign speakers from Austria, China, Turkey, Mexico, USA and Canada. This enlarged scope of the meeting was maintained in the 6th Meeting on Particles and Fields, held at the National Centre for Physics on April 14-18, 2014 in form of speakers from Mexico, Turkey and Canada.
These meetings have included talks by Pakistani and foreign physicists reporting their research work. These also include a set of few lectures by experts that review a particular field and educate the audience including young particle physics Ph. D.'s and Ph. D. scholars, along with M. Phil. and junior physics students who are introduced to the exciting field of particle physics. Many are helped in their choice of research fields by this series. Thus Pakistani researchers in the field are given a chance to present to fellow researchers the work they are carrying out. Research students also get opportunities to present their work. The format has been interactive, with most of the speakers and participants talking to each other in the tea breaks, dinning together and arranged to stay in the same guest house. This has actually initiated mutual collaboration both at national and international level.