Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has felicitated Ms. Nergis Mavalvala, a Pakistani American Astrophysicist

February 15, 2016

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has felicitated Ms. Nergis Mavalvala, a Pakistani American Astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics at Massachusets Institute of Technology, for being part of the team of scientists who have recently detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time that had been hypothesized by Physicist Albert Einstein a century ago.

The Prime Minister said that Ms. Mavalvala is indeed a source of inspiration for Pakistani scientists and students aspiring to become future scientists. The entire nation is proud of her valuable contribution, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister has also directed Ministry of Science and Technology to devise a framework within a span of one week to facilitate Pakistani scientists in their scientific pursuits.