LAHORE TECHNOLOGY AWARD TO ACKNOWLEDGE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF PAKISTANI SCIENTISTS-Dr. Umar Saif
Dr. Umar Saif founding Vice Chancellor of ITU the Punjab presenting ITU memento to Prof. Dr. Nergis Mavalvala the recipient of Pakistan’s first Lahore Technology Award in recognition to her observations of the gravitational waves at ITU Lahore on December 17, 2017
The Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab’s Syndicate has institutionalized an international technology award, titled: “Lahore Technology Award” to recognize the achievements of Pakistanis around the globe in the field of technology and Prof. Nergis Mavalala from MIT as Associate Head of Physics being its first recipient sets the bar extremely high and signaled what it believes is a befitting example to emulate for Pakistani scientists. Dr. Umar Saif founding Vice Chancellor of ITU said in his welcoming remarks at a lecture by Prof. Nergis here today.
He further said that Lahore Technology Award backed by US $ 30,000 was a token of gesture to our distinguished guest. The example of Dr. Nergis would encourage more female to come forward to offer distinctive services in the field of technology, he hoped.
In her lecture Dr. Nergis narrated in a story style about the warped universe, discussing the cosmic address, story of the exploded black holes, explaining gravity messages, device to measure detectable gravitational waves. A large number of audience took keen interest in her scientific observations.