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Points of Contact Wanted!

We are looking for points of contact, that is, reporters, who can help us answer the question, "What is happening in physics in Africa?" Please contact Oversight Board members, Dr. J. E. Gubernatis ( or Prof. Nithaya Chetty (, to volunteer or to request more information.
Student alumni complete 3-month internships at Brookhaven Lab
Nine student alumni of the African School of Physics are visiting Brookhaven Lab for three months

ASESMA Regional School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications
First Central African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications (CASESMA), November 18-23, 2019, Dschang, Cameroon


Portuguese-speaking countries form new physics union
Physicists from Portuguese-speaking countries convened in São Tomé e Príncipe during May 2019 to launch the new Union of Physicists from Portuguese Speaking Countries
Superconducting circuit that mimics the quantum mechanical process
The interaction of one photon with one atom is a very weak phenomenon to observe, but can be enhanced within a macroscopic quantum mechanical system
Senegalese doctoral students took part in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Three Senegalese doctoral students among African young scientists who participated in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting June 30-July 5, 2019 (Germany)
MeerKAT discovers missing gas in Southern Galaxy
It has been a mystery for decades that the galaxy NGC1316 does not have the large amount of neutral hydrogen expected from the observable dust.   
ANSOLE: African Network for Solar Energy
ANSOLE is a network that promotes acquisition of skills and use of Renewable Energy in Africa in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
First Mediterranean Conference on Higgs Physics in Tangier, Morocco
With the discovery of the Higgs boson a new era started with the Higgs physics in theories beyond the Standard Model, including Supersymmetry, Exotic and Dark Matter theories.


Save the Date: Upcoming Events

10th International Conference of the African Material Research Society (AMRS)
10-13 December 2019
Arusha, Tanzania

This conference will be preceded by a workshop from 8-9 December 2019 meant for training and empowering graduate students and early career materials researchers.

Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics
School: 24-28 February 2020
Workshop: 2-6 March 2020
Al Hoceima, Morocco

Young African Scientists in North America (YAS-NA) Conference
27-29 May 2020
Montreal, Canada

CASAMAN Sun 2020
4-6 June 2020
Ziguinchor, Senegal

US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure Workshop
15-19 June 2020
Kigali, Rwanda

African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications
5-25 July 2020
Marrakesh, Morocco


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