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Dr Pervez A Hoodbhoy Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Forman Christian College, Lahore

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Dr Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, essayist and national security analyst. He taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University’s Physics Department for 40 years before becoming a professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College University in Lahore where he currently teaches. The awards Dr Hoodbhoy has won include the IEEE Baker Award for Electronics (1968), the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics (1984), the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science (2003), the Joseph A Burton Award (2010) from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2013, he was made a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament, a position he currently holds.

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