Pervez Amir Ali Hoodbhoy is a nuclear physicist who teaches mathematics and physics in Lahore and Islamabad. He is active in defending human rights, opposing religious extremism, and advocating peace between Pakistan and India.
Pervez Amir Ali Hoodbhoy is currently Zohra and Z.Z.Ahmad Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at FC College, Lahore.
Earlier, he had taught for 40 years at Quaid-e-Azam University. He graduated from MIT with undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, a master’s in solid state physics, and a Ph.D degree in nuclear physics. In 1968 he won the Baker Award for Electronics, and in 1984 the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. In 2010 he received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2013, he was made a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs, a position he currently holds.
The event will be chaired by Terry Sanderson. Terry is a journalist and writer, and is the President of the National Secular Society.
Tickets: £5. Concessions £3. Free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members.