Established in 2003 as an independent center for mathematical sciences, the school is affiliated with the Government College University, Lahore. Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (AS-SMS) has rapidly evolved into a center of excellence for research as well as advanced learning in mathematical sciences; More than one hundred and forty students have already received doctorates in Mathematics since the school’s inception.
The school aspires to be a center of excellence in mathematical sciences carrying out cutting edge research which pushes the frontiers of knowledge and to be a place which
“help men who are creative and deep and active and struggling scholars and scientists to get the job done that it is their destiny to do.”
Robert J. Oppenheimer
The school aims to achieve this by providing faculty and the students with all the help they need and the facilities they require to carry out the work that is their destiny to do. The school makes every effort to provide quality education to its graduate students by engaging faculty which is best in the world in their areas of expertise.
The school takes various initiatives for disseminating to the Pakistani academic community the latest developments in mathematical sciences. The school organizes a large number of seminars, colloquia, research schools, intensive courses and lecture series which are open to all students and faculty in the country.
The school was named one of three emerging regional centers of excellence by the European Mathematical Society. UNESCO and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in collaboration with world-famous Center International de Mathématiques Pureset Appliquées (CIMPA), choose the school as one of the only two centers of advanced studies from all over the world to fund the advanced level workshops in 2012. The success stories of the school have appeared in AMS notices and in EMS newsletter.
Editorial of the EMS Newsletter
By Arnfinn Laudal
EMS Newsletter June, 2011 (Page 3)
The Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences in Pakistan
By Loring Tu
AMS Notices August, 2011 (Page 938)
The First EMS-ERCE Label Attributed to ASSMS Lahore
By Michel Waldschmidt and AllaDitta Raza Choudary
EMS Newsletter September, 2011 (Page 7)
A Mathematical Anniversary in Pakistan
By Arnfinn Laudal, Marta Sanz-Solé and Michel Waldschmidt
EMS Newsletter March 2014 (Page 8)