Physics for Africa: an international workshop

By Davis Sands, Linsey Clark. Published on 21 March 2017 in:
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The Physics Education Division is organising a workshop in conjunction with the Institute of Physics (IOP), London, at the forthcoming joint GIREP-EPEC-ICPE conference in Dublin (July 3-7, 2017, details available at The workshop will be led by the IOP, who have a long-standing interest in supporting physics education in Africa through their IOP for Africa programme.

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ICFO Science by Women

By e-EPS. Published on 23 June 2016 in:
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The Women in Africa foundation, true to its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the second edition of the SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme with the aim of promoting African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries.

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The First African Light Source Conference and Workshop

By e-EPS. Published on 22 September 2015 in:
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The First African Light Source Conference will take place from 15-20 November 2015 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility [ESRF] in Grenoble, France. It is the first in a series of conferences that will be held in Africa in the future.

The conference will review the status of the African User Base at international light sources with presentations of the African research at Light Sources.

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African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications 2014

By Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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The third biennial African School of fundamental physics (ASP) and applications took place in Dakar Senegal from 3 to 23 2014. The school explores theoretical, experimental, applied physics and computing aspects of the field. It covers a wide range of topics: particle physics, particle detectors, astro-particle physics and cosmology, accelerator technologies and some of the applications, such as medical physics, light sources, and Grid computing. The participating students are selected from all over Africa and beyond. The selected students receive full bursaries…

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World’s largest Cherenkov telescope begins operation

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The High Energy Stereoscopic System [HESS] II began operation on 26 July this year. The Namibia-based Cherenkov telescope will, in conjunction with the four smaller telescopes which make up the HESS observatory, study high-energy gamma ray sources such as pulsars, supermassive black holes and supernovae.

Weighing in at around 600 tons, with its 28 meter mirror – the size of two adjacent tennis courts – HESS II is now the world’s largest Cherenkov telescope…

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Report from ‘Low cost high physics…’ conference

By François Piuzzi. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The ‘Low cost high physics and appropriate solutions to real life for developing countries’ conference was held in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 8-9 December last year.

The scope of the conference was to:

  • find solutions for building experiments, enabling results to be compared with applied mathematical calculations…
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African Astronomical Society launched

By e-EPS. Published on 01 May 2011 in:

The European Physical Society welcomes the creation of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and was represented by Prof. J. Bell Burnell at the offical launch in April 2011.

The letter sent by the EPS can be read on e-EPS and more information on the AfAS is available on their website.

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