SHARJAH, 11th November, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, attended the opening ceremony of the First Sharjah International Conference on Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (FISICPAC) on Sunday, organised by the College of Science at the University of Sharjah.
Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the UoS, delivered an opening speech in which he praised H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of University of Sharjah, for continuous patronage of the education process in the Emirate, and noted his efforts in the educational renaissance of the Emirate and the achievements of the higher scientific and educational institutions.
Prof. Al Naimiy also thanked the Crown Prince of Sharjah for his patronage of the opening ceremony of the conference, which is one of the interests of the Sharjah Scientific University, which enriches the great scientific foundation and the Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy.
Prof. Fernando Quevedo, the ICTP Director, also delivered a speech in which he praised the University of Sharjah for its efforts in organising this scientific conference.
Prof. Patrick Fassnacht, advisor at ATLAS and CERN, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the University of Sharjah for inviting the organisation to attend the conference.
Later, Sheikh Sultan honoured keynote speakers at the opening session, as well as the sponsors.
The scientific programme for the conference will include presentations of research findings by the participants, in addition to a series of overviews and plenary talks by pioneering physicists, followed by an international training programme for science and engineering students organised by the Physics Without Frontiers ICTP programme.
Attendees of the conference saw a visual presentation on the various programmes offered by the University of Sharjah in the fields of physical sciences, as well as the efforts of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the ICTP programme.
The conference was attended by a large number of officials and directors of local departments, university professors and conference participants from around the world, along with university students.