The 5th edition of the biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications, ASP2018, will take place on June 24 – July 14, 2018 in Namibia
The ASP activities consist of the following components:
1. A 3-week scientific program for 60–80 students from all over Africa with a minimum if 3 years university education in mathematics, physics, computing and/or engineering. ASP2018-Namibia;
2. African Conference on Fundamental Physics and Applications (ACP) organized in parallel to the students and teachers activities. It includes invited and contributed talks in many different tracks. ACP2018-Namibia;
3. A one-week workshop is organized to train 70–80 high school teachers for improved physics teaching;
4. A one-week program that consists of outreach to motivate 200–250 learners to develop and maintain interest in physics;
5. A forum that consists of talks, discussions and debate about the role and the future of ASP in capacity development in Africa;
6. Continuously, an active mentoring and coaching program to help ASP students.
Members of the International Organizing Committee made a site visit to Namibia on June 12-16, 2017. The objective of the site visit was to meet with the Local Organizing Committee and to converge on a program of actions leading towards a successful ASP.
Fields of Training
The ASP includes lectures, demonstrations, experimentation and hands-on tutorials in the following areas
- Astrophysics and Cosmology;
Nuclear and Particle Physics;
Accelerator, Medical and Radiation Physics;
High Performance Computing;
Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency;
Selected students will receive travel coverage, accommodation and full board.
Priority will be given to:
- African students with a minimum of 3-year university education in physics, mathematics, engineering or computer science;
Students that did not attend any previous editions of ASP.
Guides for Applicants
Application to be submitted online here.
The application materials are needed:
Statement of interest
All university transcripts
One letter of recommendation from university advisor
31st January 2018
African School of Physics
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