Tasneem Zehra Husain is a string theorist and the first Pakistani woman to obtain a PhD in this field. She is very active in advocating education in Pakistan: she helped setting up a Science and Engineering School in her home town Lahore, conducts educational workshops for science teachers, and also contributed to anthologies of science writing for adults and kids.

ATLAS Outreach and Peter Jenni, together with the CERN Diversity Office invited Tasneem Husain to spend a week of interactive encounters around science at CERN during the first week of October (For the full program please click here). One event during this week will be a book presentation organized by the CERN Library and Diversity Office where Ms Husain will give some insight into the genesis of her book, her favourite passages and a Q&A session with the audience afterwards.


Husain’s first novel, “Only the Longest Threads” reimagines the stories of great breakthroughs and discoveries in physics from Newton’s classical mechanics to the Higgs Boson from the viewpoint of fictional characters. These tales promise to be great reads for both lay audiences and to those who have a more advanced understanding of physics.

The book can be purchased during the event or at the CERN Library (bldg. 52, 1st floor) and borrowed from the library.

Coffee will be served after the event.

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60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)
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