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Special Focus: African Women in Physics

Special Focus: African Women in Physics
The newsletter continues its focused issues series to broaden the topics it covers. The focus of this issue is African Women in Physics.
African Women in Physics, Including Research, Leadership, and Education
Building links between scientists/researchers and society/youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
My Journey to Becoming a Scientist—a Physicist
Solving challenges at each step of the way.
My Story: Navigating Through Walls to Reach the Skies
A desire to become successful is a fragrance to smell; a focus on the goals towards becoming is a story worth reading. This is part of my journey to a successful science career.
Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Ranked as the first Moroccan and African woman in the 50 best scientists in the world, Rajaâ El Moursli talks about her experiences.
African Young Physicists Participate in the APS International Young Leaders Forum
A Tunisian physics student describes her participation in the APS International Young Leaders Forum.
Cameroonian Physicist Gisele Beatrice Sonfack is Awarded the 2021 Schlumberger Foundation the Faculty for the Future Fellowship
With her qualifications and the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future (FFTF) program Fellowship, she can pursue her advocacy for women in STEM.
2021 International Day of Light Celebration in Ghana
We highlight the celebration of the 2021 International Day of Light by UNESCO Ghana, the Head of State Award Scheme, and the Laser and Fibre Optics Centre at the University of Cape Coast.
Africa Takes Part in the Celebration of World Quantum Day
The World Quantum Day initiative is presented and the contribution of African scientists to its celebration is highlighted.
Combining Ultrasound (US) with Encapsulated Drugs Makes Existing Cancer Drugs More Effective for Treatment
With qualifications and expertise in biophysics and medical physics, I am particularly interested in the application of ultrasound (US) and nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment.
Intra-Africa Mobility Program through the PanAfrican Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN)
The PanAfrican Planetary and Space Science Network was recently granted 1.4 million Euros to fund an intra-Africa mobility program to promote planetary and space science across the continent.
Safe and Affordable Drinking Water: My Research Contribution to Attain Sustainable Development Goal 6
I describe my contributions towards helping find lasting solutions to the endemic problem of safe and affordable drinking water, especially for rural communities and the less privileged.
Women Supporting Women in the Sciences Designs Low-Cost Lab Kits for Primary and Secondary School Students in Eastern Africa
WS2, a 2020 American Physical Society Innovation Fund awardee, has formed international teams to design lab kits for distribution to 5000 elementary and secondary school students in eastern Africa.

Upcoming Events and Activities

IOP Conferences
The Institute of Physics (IOP) organizes a wide range of events which bring together the community from all geographical areas to share research, support learning, and provide networking opportunities. IOP special interest groups support this activity by organizing events which span the discipline. All events are open and inclusive.

2021 IOP Events and Conferences

Other Conferences and Events
YRM2021 — 11th Young Researcher Meeting
6-9 September 2021
Trento, Italy
Organizer: International Physicists Network and University of Trento

Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) Summer School 2021 — Quantum Sensing & Imaging
6-10 September 2021
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Related subjects: Courses and Events for Physics Students,  Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory

9th Electron Tomography Congress
11-14 September 2022
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
Related subjects: Microscopy,  Computational Physics and Numerical Simulation

22nd Polish-Slovak–Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Postponed: September 2022
Wojanow Palace, Poland
Organizer: Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology, Department of Optics and Photonics, Poland
Topics: Quantum and nonlinear optics, wave and geometrical optics, optical communication and information processing, lasers and laser-assisted manufacturing, life sciences and health,  lighting and displays, metrology and sensors, XUV optics, design and manufacture of optical components, education for research and training in optics
Related subjects: Optics and LasersPhotonics, Optoelectronics and Display Devices

NIR2021 — 20th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy
17-21 October 2021
Beijing, China -- Online
Related subjects: Atomic and Molecular PhysicsPhotochemistry and Spectroscopy

International Conference on Physics and Mathematics (ICPM)
4-5 November 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
Contact URL: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

MPGD 2021 — The 7th International Conference on Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors 2021
14-19 November 2021
Rehovot, Israel

The Third African Synchrotron Light Source Conference (AfLS3)
(POSTPONED - Check Status Online)
Tentatively November 2021
Kigali, Rwanda

Workshop: From Controlling Quantum Systems to New Physics Discoveries
6-10 December 2021
Garching, Germany
Related subjects: Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory

Particle & AMO Physicists Discussing Quantum Sensors and New Physics
6-17 December 2021
Garching, Germany
Organizer: MIAPP - Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Related subjects: Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory

SRI 2021 — 14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
28 March - 1 April 2022
Hamburg, Germany
Related subjects: X-rays, Synchrotron Radiation and Crystallography, Particle Accelerators

28th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2022)
11-16 September 2022
Cape Town, South Africa

Federation of African Medical Physics Organizations 2020 Conference
The Executive Committee of the Federation of African Medical Physics Organizations is hopeful of staging the event in the 4th Quarter of 2021. The postponed date will be communicated in due course.

Your Online Resources

Physics World Webinars
Physics World Webinars from the Institute of Physics

APS Webinars
APS Webinars connect you with the expertise of individuals who can offer insight into physics careers, educational programs, and professional development for students, working physicists and educators.

APS Career Guidance Webinar Archive
Career Guidance Webinars Archive of APS

APS Physics Career Exploration Webinar Series Archive
Featured many of the common career paths available to those with physics degrees, as well as many that are “off the beaten path.”

SPS Career Webinars
Society of Physics Students Archived Career Webinars

ICTP Virtual Seminars
ICTP is expanding its free, online, interactive streaming options for its seminars and colloquia to mitigate some of the effects of isolation during the COVID-19 emergency and beyond.

NITheP webinars and mini-schools
The South African National Institute of Theoretical Physics offers colloquia, webinars, and mini-schools. Upcoming events | Recordings of past events |Mini-schools

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
The TWAS site lists deadlines for Fellowships, Prizes and Awards, Research Grants, Visiting Scientists, and Scientific Meetings.

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