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It is no exaggeration to say that the award-winning TV series Cosmos made science and astronomy household names around the world. Created in the 1980s by the celebrated American astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan, the show influenced a whole generation of scientists. Sagan passed away in 1996, yet his work continues to inspire the […]
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Whereas Salam’s leadership skills helped him set up important scientific institutions for Pakistan, his generosity allowed him to keep rendering quiet financial help to his countrymen. After he had won the Atoms for Peace Award––a gold medallion accompanied by a $30,000 honorarium––he converted it into an endowment that would help young Pakistani physicists to visit […]
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Stephen Furber is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is also the creator of SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture):  a supercomputer developed for brain modeling. Andrea Macdonald Founder of ideaXme interviews Stephen Furber. Furber talks about his life and work at Acorn, where he helped introduce computing into schools and […]
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Dr Tasneem Zehra Husain is a theoretical physicist and the first Pakistani woman to specialise in string theory, a theoretical framework attempting to describe the fundamental building blocks of the universe. She was educated at Kinnaird College, Quaid-i-Azam University, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, and got her doctorate from Stockholm University. She […]

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