ISLAMABAD - National Centre for Physics (NCP) in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will arrange the first one-day Winter Science Camp-2012 in the NCP premises located in Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Shahdara Valley Road, today (Wednesday) from 10:00am to 03:30pm.

The camp is open to science students (14-21 years old) from educational institutions (high schools, colleges, universities) across Pakistan. The camp programme includes thematic lectures, visit to scientific laboratories at NCP, group activities, display of model experiments on science and technology and information on meetings with Nobel Laureates in Asian Science Camp. The science camp is aimed at motivating and inspiring young students to adopt research careers in high grade science and technology; as well as inculcating among them the importance of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and allied subjects in pursuit of high tech research and development. The NCP has been established on the lines of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy to promote research in physics and related disciplines, and to develop a science culture in the country.

Since its inception, the NCP has been organising different national and international scientific events every year in which a large number of young Pakistani students and researchers participate and interact with internationally renowned scientists.

PSF was established in 1973 through an act of National Assembly and working under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is a premier agency for the promotion and funding of scientific research and popularisation of science in Pakistan.