Welcome to the South Asian Physics Foundation. Our objective is to advance regional collaboration in South Asia in order to promote physics for peaceful and productive purposes.


SAPF Student Travel Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Mr. Biplab Pal, PhD student at the University of Kalyani, who will present his paper "Engineering Bands of Extended Electronic States in a Class of Topologically Disordered and Quasiperiodic Nanostructures" at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Sri Lanka in August.


SAPF Grant Awardee Selected for Prestigious Astronomy Summer School

Congratulations to Ms. Archana Soam, final-year PhD student at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, one of only 19 students worldwide who were accepted for the CARMA astronomy summer school in the USA. Ms. Soam was the recipient of a Professor Faheem Hussain Student Conference Program grant in 2010. If you can contribute to a special fund to cover some of her expenses to attend the CARMA school, please contact us!


Please support our Running Fundraiser!

Running Vidhya SAPF president Vidhya Ramachandran will be running the Triple Crown to raise money for the student conference program. The Triple Crown is a trio of half-marathons in Southern California:

1. The Carlsbad Half Marathon (January 19)
2. The La Jolla Half Marathon (April 27)
3. The America's Finest City Half Marathon (August 17)

Please help us meet our goal of raising $3000 by the 3rd race day, August 17, 2014!

It's easy to donate -- you can just mail a check or donate online at our fundraising webpage on Crowdrise.

Your tax-deductible contribution to SAPF will help build a future of regional progress and stability through cooperative physics activities from basic education to cutting-edge research. No amount is too small and it will go a long way toward supporting our programs in South Asia.


SAPF qualifies for corporate matching grants

SAPF has received matching grants from Google and Qualcomm. A matching grant is a corporate donation for the same amount that was donated by an employee of the company. If your company offers matching grants, please consider making a donation to SAPF!


STUDENTS: Apply now for conference funding

We are currently accepting applications for the Professor Faheem Hussain Student Conference Program, which provides funding for South Asian physics students to attend international scientific conferences in South Asia. This program honors the late Pakistani physicist Faheem Hussain, whose distinguished career included many important contributions to furthering scientific research and education in developing countries. Please use the links at the left for more information and an application.




Older News

Welcome new committee member Prof. Abdul Hameed Toor

We are honored to have distinguished physics professor Abdul Hameed Toor of Quaid-i-Azam University join the Professor Faheem Hussain Student Conference Program evaluation committee in 2013. He replaces Prof. Asghar Qadir, who has stepped down after three years of generous service.

SAPF featured at American Physical Society meeting

Past SAPF president Jessica Hirschfelder discussed SAPF in a session dedicated to international physics at the 2011 American Physical Society meeting in Anaheim, CA.  abstract

SAPF awarded HostGator Technology Grant

HostGator is a web hosting company that used to offer free and discounted web hosting services for selected non-profits. SAPF was awarded their Technolgy Grant during the last two years of their program. Many thanks to them for hosting our website through this grant.