PIEAS insignia is an embodiment of two mathematical visualisations.; a Möbius strip and a triangular surface.
The Möbius strip or Möbius band is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component.
The Möbius strip has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It was discovered independently by the
German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius and Johann Benedict. If one were to travel along the
length of this strip, one would return to its starting point having traversed every part of the strip without
ever crossing an edge. The shape of the Möbius strip probably dates to ancient times. An Alexandrian manuscript
of early Alchemical diagrams contains an illustration with the visual proportions of the Möbius strip.
The Euler characteristic of the Möbius strip is zero.
The three arcs of the triangular surface,formed by three adjoining spheres, represent application, research and knowledge. Research can be defined as the search for knowledge or any systematic investigation to establish facts. The primary purpose for applied research is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and engineering approaches to solve the problems.
The concept for the insignia was initiated by Dr. Abdullah Sadiq (former Rector PIEAS) and Dr. Anwar Majid Mirza. The computer visualization was made by Mr. Umar Faiz. After evolutionary period, in which many people contributed and advanced the concept, the insignia in its present design was finally adopted.
Last Updated: 02 July 2014