The inaugural ceremony of the international conference ‘Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences (RAFAS) 2016’ took place in SSDM today, with His Excellency Ali Abd- Al Aziz- Al Isawi, Ambassador of the State of Libya to India as Chief Guest. LPU Chancellor and Chief Patron of the conference, Mr Ashok Mittal welcomed the Chief Guest and all the eminent scholars and delegates from the academia and the industry. In his opening address Mr Mittal said, “This conference will help us create new knowledge and design innovative methods to address the challenges faced by society today and those that are to follow. I hope that all the participants have an exciting and rewarding time at LPU go back enriched with new ideas to explore.”
Chief Guest, His Excellency Ali Abd- Al Aziz- Al Isawi thanked LPU for the inviting him to the conference and discussed several issues of importance in his address. He spoke about the Dutch Disease in Libya, the importance of oil resources to the country, and about Libya being the gateway to Africa. He also spoke about the problem of creating opportunities for the Libyan youth which consists 70% of the country’s population.
He appreciated the efforts made by LPU in organising RAFAS 2016, and using the example of India being largest supplier of Engineers to the world, stressed the importance of Basic Sciences in today’s time.
The occasion was graced by speakers from across the globe. Scientists and researchers from UK, Russia, China, France, Hungary, and India were in attendance. An ‘Abstract Book’, containing 210 research synopsis, was also released. The conference has received more than 600 research across the world and a chosen 200 of these will be published in the Scopus Index.
The inaugural session of the conference was addressed by Prof. Dr Yuanhua Lin from China, and Prof, Dr Margit Fabian from Hungary. The two days long conference will be witnessing various keynotes speakers, and technical sessions which will focus on the latest research in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences.