Mar 7 – 11, 2022
Virtual Event
Africa/Casablanca timezone

Laser Research in Africa

Mar 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Virtual Event

Invited Talk Physics Plenary (6)


Andrew Forbes (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)


Laser research remains a highly topical field, despite being more than half a century old. The history of laser research in Africa is nearly as long as the history of the laser itself, with research spanning the North and the South, from physics to biology. Lasers are now ubiquitous tools in most university laboratories, where world class research is done in a variety of fields. In this talk I will give a brief historical review of laser research in Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa, highlighting in particular the scientific achievements made over the past decade.

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