Happy 81st Birthday Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
Today marks the 81st birthday of the father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. He is a nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, who founded the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s atomic bomb project. He founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, serving as both its senior scientist and Director-General until he retired in 2001. During his time in the atomic bomb project, he pioneered research in the thermal quantum field and the condensed physics, while co-authored articles on chemical reactions of the highly unstable isotopic particles in the controlled physical system.
He is the recipient of the following honors:
– Hilal-E-Imtiaz(14 August 1989)
– Nishan-e-Imtiaz (14 August 1996, 23 March 1999)
– Team UET Tribune