The Abdus Salam Centre for Physics , () is a federally-funded research institute and national laboratory site managed by the Quaid-i-Azam University for the Ministry of Energy (MoE) of the Government of Pakistan.
Originally founded as National Centre for Physics in 1999, the site is dedicated for understanding and advancement of the physical sciences and mathematical logic— the site is located in Islamabad in Pakistan. The site closely collaborates and operates under the quadripartite supervision of International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy, CERN in Switzerland, and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on behalf of Ministry of Energy, Pakistan.
Establishing world-class physics research institutes was proposed by a number of scientists. The roots of NCP institutes go back to when Nobel laureate professor Abdus Salam, after receiving his doctorate in physics, came ba