The Physlab has recently replicated three of its own in-house experiments for the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad. These include a very interesting apparatus to gauge energy conservation in two dimensions, tracking the simple harmonic motion of a mass attached to a spring using a webcam and a mind-boggling experiment of coupled harmonic oscillations called the Wilberforce pendulum.
All three experiments have been carefully crafted with the assembly of modern and in-house manufacturing expertise. They exhibit vivid phenomena gauged with the intelligent use of modern technology. We believe that the students at the respective institution will explore new realms of experimental physics through them and would develop grit to seek world beyond textbooks.
The project yet again exhibits our never-ending commitment to foster a culture of practical exploration-oriented science in Pakistan! This also shows that we like to share. Sharing is the forgotten trend in our universities. Dichotomies between the public and the private dominate our conversation. Massive ambitions detract us from the smaller easier achieved goals. So let’s start sharing.
Project lead from LUMS: Dr. Sabieh Anwar
Project lead from PIEAS: Dr. Afshan Irshad
Project team: Umar Hassan, Azeem Iqbal, Hafiz Rizwan, Khadim Husain, Ali Hassan
A community of artists, thinkers, and organic farmers, Harsukh Idara-e-Ilm o Funn at Bedian, graced Physlab with the presence of their little wonders from six grade. School kids, at the tender age of around 12, but filled with excitement and vigor turned into active physicists exploring the realms of mother nature.
The Harsukh students jubilantly participated in a basic exercise of performing an experiment and learned about scientific phenomena that surround us in various forms. They made an amazing effort to learn about energy, matter, and forms of matter that exist in this universe. Many students stood in the state of awe while performing an experiment that studies crater formation on the moon. They raised questions on the existence and origins of meteoroids and that what happens when they fall towards earth. Another group used a simple pendulum to find the value of gravity and explored the beauty of a wave pendulum.
Last, the students crooned verses of “پھر چراغ لالہ سے روشن ہوۓ کوہ ودمن” from the magnificent anthology Baal-e-Jibril of Allama Iqbal and the majestic “اول حمد ثنا؛ الٰہی جو مالک ہر ہر دا” of the great Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Baksh.
The following visuals are not enough to capture the ecstatic moments.
With more than 50 IEOM Professional Chapters and 30 Student Chapters around the World, IEOM Society promotes the field of Industrial Engineering (IE) and Operations Management (OM) worldwide. They provide opportunities to IE and OM professionals through yearly conferences/ seminars/workshops across the globe, and illustrative research publications to disseminate the earned knowledge and experience.
Azeem has also been assigned as a reviewer in many IEOM conferences and is an active participant in their activities. His research work on the “Application of six sigma to improve an energy conservation experiment” was also accepted at the “7th International Conference in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rabat, Morocco, April 11-13, 2017.
We wish Azeem continues his work and achieves a lot of success in all his future endeavours.