In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson of Pakistan

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In a time when Pakistan is experiencing a brain drain Dr. Salman Hameed is the hero we need probably not the one we deserve (*cough* dark knight reference) Charles Taylor Chair, associate professor of integrated science & humanities in the school of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, director of Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. Why are we telling you all this? Because we want to show you why Dr. Salman deserves the recognition of Pakistan. Despite being a reputed Professor and having an already busy life Dr. Salman takes time out of his schedule, makes videos about Astronomy in Urdu at Hampshire College, visits Pakistan and gives talks about Astronomy. He is spreading whatever he knows to any of us who are willing to listen. A man who is going out of his way to give to the thriving scientific community of Pakistan.

I know most of you would be wondering why we called him the Neil deGrasse Tyson of Pakistan.The answer is pretty simple, both of them have a lot of similarities according to us. Both of them are related with astronomy although Neil is an Astrophysicist while Dr. Salman is an Astronomer. Both of them believe in sharing what they know (mostly through social media platforms) for example Neil deGrasse Tyson is very active on twitter and hosts a science podcast called StarTalk while Dr. Salman writes a blog called Irtiqa and is the host of science vlog Science ka Adda.

Now let’s tell you guys about the interview…

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