Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi - 110025, India.

Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979), has been one of the greatest exponents in physics the last century. Professor Salam is famous for that electroweak theory which is the mathematical and conceptual synthesis of the electromagnetic and weak interactions - the latest stage reached until now on the path towards the unification of the four fundamental forces of nature. He was the main force behind setting up of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, which provided a way for scientists in the third world countries to continue working for their own communities while still having opportunities to remain first-rate scientists.

The Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture, started by the Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, tries to perpetuate the ideas that Salam believed in; namely the need for developing countries to encourage education and research in the fundamantal sciences. An eminent person of science is invited each year to deliver this lecture. The style and content of the lectures is such as to inspire and to convey the excitement of new discoveries, ideas and challenges.


  1. First Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture

    "Exciting Developments on the Frontiers of Cosmology and Particle Physics"
    Jayant V. Narlikar
    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Pune, India.

    Thursday, 21st February 2002
    Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  2. II Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2003-04

    "The Universe Inside the Atom"
    Gerard `t Hooft
    Nobel laureate
    Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

    11:00 A.M., Wednesday, 8th January 2003
    Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  3. III Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2004-05

    "Strongly Interacting Electronic Systems: Strange New Quantum Worlds"
    T. V. Ramakrishnan
    Homi Bhabha Professor
    Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi

    3:00 P.M., Monday, 20th Sepember 2004
    Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  4. IV Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2005-06

    "Atoms of Spacetime"
    T. Padmanabhan
    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.

    4:00 P.M., Tuesday, 28th February 2006
    Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  5. V Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2006-07

    "Abdus Salam and Experimental Science at ICTP"
    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
    Abdus Salam Honorary Professor and Director
    Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy.

    3:30 P.M., Friday, 27th October 2006
    Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  6. VI Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2007-08

    "How Advances in Science are Made"
    Douglas D. Osheroff
    (Nobel laureate).

    2:30 P.M., Saturday, 24th November 2007
    Ansari Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  7. VII Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2008-09

    "Random Walks in Physics"
    Mustansir Barma
    T.I.F.R., Mumbai.

    10 AM, Friday, 20th February 2009
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  8. VIII Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2010-11

    "Elementary Particles in Condensed Matter"
    G. Baskaran
    Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.

    3 PM, Thursday, 13th January 2011
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  9. IX Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2012

    "Nuclear Energy : Problems and Prospects"
    R. Rajaraman
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    3.30 PM, Friday, 24th February 2012
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  10. X Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2013

    "Quest for Genetic Code of the Universe -- A Legacy of Salam"
    Tariq Aziz
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

    3.30 PM, Wednesday, 30th January 2013
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  11. XI Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2014

    "How Does a System Re-equilibrate after Sudden Cooling"
    Subodh R. Shenoy
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad.

    3.30 PM, Monday, 17th February 2014
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  12. XII Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2015

    "Genes, Environment and the Development of Behaviour"
    K. VijayRaghavan
    NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore.

    10.30 AM, Wednesday, 11th February 2015
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.

  13. XIII Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2016

    "Discovery of Quark Gluon Plasma: A Triumph of Theory of Strong Interaction"
    Dinesh Kumar Srivastava
    Director, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata..

    3.30 PM, Friday, 26th February 2016
    Faculty of Engineering Auditorium
    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025.



About the Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture

Abdus Salam: A biography

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Abdus Salam: Nobel lecture

About the Department of Physics

About Jamia Millia Islamia


For details, contact:
Head, Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi-110025, India.
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Phone: (011)26981753, 26984631