Pervez Hoodbhoy biography

Pervez Hoodbhoy

Physicist, Academic

1950 –

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Who is Pervez Hoodbhoy?

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, essayist and defence analyst. He has also taught as the visiting professor of Physics at Lahore University of Management Sciences where he also worked on topics in theoretical applications in the topological insulators, various Hall effects and Graphene. Before joining LUMS, he was the professor of nuclear and high-energy physics, and also the head of the Physics Department at the Quaid-e-Azam University. Currently, he holds the Zohra and Z. Z. Ahmed endowed chair in the departments of Mathematics and Physics at Forman Christian College.

He graduated and also received a PhD from MIT and continues to do research in Particle physics. He received the Baker Award for Electronics in 1968, and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics in 1984. He has authored various scientific research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Hoodbhoy is also a prominent environmentalist and social activist and regularly writes on a wide range of social, cultural and environmental issues. He is the chairman of Mashal, a non-profit organization which publishes Urdu books on feminism, education, environmental issues, philosophy, and modern thought. Dr.

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Born
Jul 11, 1950
Karachi
Also known as
  • Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Karachi Grammar School
Lived in
  • Pakistan
  • Islamabad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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