Professor Waqar Ahmed writes on Andrei’s trip to Pakistan.
When world leading computational physicist Prof Andrei Zvenlindovsky mentioned that he had accepted an invitation to give a keynote address at the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Emerging Technologies I was excited and apprehensive. I knew that the hospitality would be first class but somewhat apprehensive that the presentations and scientific standards would not be leading edge. In our discussions about research Andrei always talks about Marco Pinna’s IOP Prize winning thesis, cutting edge research of Manuella Mura and novelty and impact of research outputs. To minimise the expected negative impact I offered the best possible information about visit arrangements and Pakistani culture to make the trip smooth and enjoyable. Normally when we go to the Pakistani Visa Office it is chaos, tempers rage and it takes a whole day to get a visa, however Prof Andrei was given VIP treatment by the Consulate General, got his visa in…
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