The SSE Physics Lab, led by Dr. Sabieh Anwar, is setting up a freshman laboratory at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) in Islamabad, the educational face of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Commission (SUPARCO). In this venture, seven experiments – covering an interesting variety of fields of physics – will be deployed at the IST campus. This project will not only generate valuable revenue for the Physics Lab but will also contribute to the lab’s mission of initiating a paradigm shift in the education of physics experimentation in the country.
The inception of Physics Lab at SSE was powered by a vision of self-sufficiency and indigenous research and development. In materializing this dream, great efforts have been made by the team driving the ‘PhysLab’ (as it is popularly called). The freshmen laboratory now stands as the embodiment of the dream that commenced this pursuit. A considerable part of equipment and apparatus is home-made and locally designed which not only reflects on a need towards self-adequacy, but shows an inkling of native intellectual capacity as well.
As was the mission, SSE Physics Lab decided to spread this passion further in the institutions of Pakistan, and as the first indication, the freshmen laboratory at IST Islamabad will be enlightening a generation with what has been a fruit of the labor of a devoted team – the vertebrae of whose backbone are the people like Wasif Zia, Sohaib shamim, Ahmed Waqas Zubairi, Waqas Mahmood, Muhammad Wasif, Asma Khalid, Junaid Alam, Amrozia Shaheen, Muhammad Yusuf, Ali Hassan and Umer Hassan – at SSE Physics Lab.