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Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy
Professor of Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is the Professor of Nuclear and High Energy Physics at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D degrees from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, and remains an active physicist who often lectures at US and European research laboratories and universities.

Dr. Hoodbhoy received the Baker Award for Electronics and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. He is the author of Islam and Science - Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality, now in 7 languages. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science and, in 2003, Dr. Hoodbhoy was invited to the Pugwash Council.

He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In 2010 he received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society, and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University.