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Pakistan to host 48th International Chemistry Olympiad next year

KARACHI: Pakistan will be hosting the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Karachi next year at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU).

“For the first time in the history of IChO since 1968, Pakistan will be hosting this mega event,” announced Prof Dr Attaur Rahman, IChO 2016 president and former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairperson.

He was addressing a press conference held at Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry on Monday.

“Around 400 young chemists and 150 experts from more than 75 countries are expected to participate in this global chemistry competition,” Rahman revealed. The event will be held from July 20 till July 29 next year, he said. “This event will help us portray a positive image of Pakistan in the world and provide a platform to the local populace to showcase their talents.

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Israeli wins Nobel chemistry prize

By Jennifer Carpenter, Science reporter, BBC News

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to a single researcher for his discovery of the structure of quasi crystals. The new structural form was previously thought to be impossible and provoked controversy.

Daniel Shechtman, from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, will receive the entire 10m Swedish krona (£940,000) prize. ….

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Knowledge as a national priority

by Waseem Altaf

A Jewish mother would like her son to be a scientist than to be the Head of a State. Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein were all Jews.45 Jews have won the Nobel prize in Physics so far. 28 received the Nobel prize for original contribution in the field of chemistry. 52 of the Nobel laureates in the field of physiology & medicine were Jewish by birth …

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