Physics and Contemporary Needs

Volume 1

  • Riazuddin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Physics and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Welling
      Pages 3-51
    3. N. H. March
      Pages 53-95
    4. Frederick J. Milford
      Pages 155-183
  3. Physics, Energy and Natural Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. A. H. Cook
      Pages 217-280
    3. G. E. R. Deacon
      Pages 281-298
  4. Physics and the Frontiers of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Abdus Salam
      Pages 301-319
    3. Benjamin W. Lee
      Pages 321-357
    4. Roger Penrose
      Pages 383-420
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 421-434

About this book


Even in this age of information explosion, Seminars and Symposia have an importance of their own, particularly in countries which are scientifically and geographically remote from active centres of learning. Our scientists suffer this isolation very acutely; the Cow~ission recognises this problem and has endeavoured to solve it through organisation of meetings and conferences in Pakistan to which international specialists in different fields are invited to share their experience with colleagues in Pakistan. We find that the personal encounter and human touch still remain one of the most effective methods of transferring and sharing scientific knowledge. The International Summer College at Nathiagali held in August, 1976, also grew out of our need to communicate with each other and to identify promising areas of development relevant to the needs of a developing country. In the implementation of this idea, the PakisĀ­ tan Atomic Energy Commission received support from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste and from the Swedish InterĀ­ national Development Authority which is gratefully acknowledged.


astrophysics cosmology energy fields particle physics physics relativity solid state physics superconductivity theoretical physics theory of relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Riazuddin
    • 1
  1. 1.Quaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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