A leading nuclear physicist, public figure, and commentator. Currently, Pervez Hoodbhoy is the Zohra and Z.Z. Ahmad Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at FC College University, Lahore. Earlier, he taught for forty years at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. In 1968, he won the Baker Award for Electronics and in 1984 the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. In 2003, he was awarded UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. He was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs from 2013 to 2018.