The Scientific Program of ACP2021

Africa/Casablanca
Virtual Event

Virtual Event

Christine Darve (European Spallation Source) , Farida Fassi (Universite Mohammed V (MA)) , Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) , Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA)) , Mohamed Gouighri (F.S, Université Ibn-Tofail, Kenitra (MA)) , Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
Description

The second African Conference of Fundamental and Applied Physics, ACP2021, will be a virtual event, organized jointly by the African School of Physics (ASP), Mohammed V University in Rabat and  Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh Morocco on March 7-11, 2022.

The Community Planning Meeting of African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) will be discussed during this event.

Abstract Submission

Please follow the instructions to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. The abstract should be 2 pages or less, including author list with affiliations, and references. They should be formatted in Latex or MS Word according the format specified on this submission page. Then a pdf file should be prepared and uploaded as attachment.

 

Main topics: 

  1. Nuclear and Particle Physics;
  2. Astrophysics and Cosmology;
  3. Accelerators, Radiation and Medical Physics;
  4. Materials Physics,  Nanosicence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning;
  5. Biophysics, Fluid and Plasma Physics, Atomic & Molecular Physics;
  6. Light Sources and Neutron Sources;
  7. Earth Science, Optics & Photonics, Complexe Systems;
  8. Physics Education, the Internet of things, Quantum Physics;
  9. Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency;
  10. Statistical Analysis, Heavy Ion Physics;
  11. Young Physicists Forum, Women in Physics Forum;
  12. Community Engagement
Proceedings Template
Participants
  • Aatifa BARGACH
  • Abdallah Asad
  • Abdelaali Fargi
  • Abdelaziz ABALI
  • abdelaziz amghous
  • Abdelaziz Tchenka
  • Abdelkader Hidki
  • Abdelkarim El Mouncharih
  • Abdelkrim ZEGHARI
  • Abdellah Sbiri
  • Abdelouahad Chbihi
  • ABDELWAHED EL BATOUL
  • Abderrahim EL ALLATI
  • Abderrahmane Boudribila
  • Abderrahmane WAQDIM
  • Abderrazaq El Abassi
  • Abdessamad Didi
  • Abdesslam Arhrib
  • Abdou Alidou
  • Abdou Diallo
  • Abdoul Kadri DIALLO
  • Abdoulaye Tall
  • Abdul-semiu Idowu
  • Abdulgaffar Abdurrazaq
  • Abdulmajid Adavuruku Yusuf
  • Abebaw Abun Amanu
  • Abednego Kargwak
  • Abel Mateus Junga
  • Abhishek Rajak
  • Abibat Adekoya-Olowofela
  • Abidemi Paul Kappo
  • Ableman Garwe
  • ABOAGYE MENYEH
  • ABOU BAKARY COULIBALY
  • Abraham Raphael
  • ADAM MOHAMMED ALI MOHAMMED
  • Adama FALL
  • ADETONA. Abbass Adebayo
  • ADETONA. Abbass Adebayo
  • Adewunmi Akinwande
  • Adewuyi Abdulwaheed Rafiu
  • Adnan Ghribi
  • Adraoui Imane
  • Adriano Pamain
  • Ahmed Hannora
  • Ahmed Mohamed
  • Ahmed OUHAMMOU
  • AHOU KOKORA
  • AKA Aka Hyacinthe
  • Akram Khan
  • Aku Ibrahim
  • Alaaeddine Lahbas
  • Albert Wandui
  • Alessandro Renzi
  • Alex stephane Piedjou komnang
  • Alexander Holmes
  • Alfred Djoman AGBO
  • Ali Hassan
  • Ali Yasin Mohammed
  • Alle Dioum
  • Aluwani Guga
  • Amal Ait El Djoudi
  • Amare Abebe
  • AMAURY FRANKY MOYO TALA
  • Ana Silva
  • Anas Abdelwahab
  • Anas Ardouz
  • André Ghislain Nguifo
  • ANGE BERNARDIN CHAMBISSIE KAMENI
  • Aniekan Ukpong
  • Annah Ondieki
  • Anthony Bwembya
  • Antoine Mulaba-Bafubiandi
  • Armando Matavele
  • Arnauld Samuel Kamga Foualeng
  • Asmaa Aboulhorma
  • Asmaa Elkhodary
  • asmae ETTOUFI
  • Assane Diouf
  • Assumpta Chinwe Nwanya
  • Ayodele Temidayo Odularu
  • Aziz HABIBI
  • Azwinndini Muronga
  • Azzeddine Benhamida
  • Bachir Moussaoui
  • Badis Fadhel
  • Badr-eddine Ngair
  • Balkis Nasraoui
  • Bamidele Awojoyogbe
  • Bassim TAKI
  • Bassirou Ba
  • Baïdy Sow
  • Behzad Salmassian
  • Belhorma Bouchra
  • Benedetto Di Ruzza
  • Benjamin Nimako
  • BENSON EZE
  • Benyounes Bel Moussa
  • Bernard Makori
  • Berthelot Saïd Duvalier Ramlina Vamhindi
  • BERTRAND SONE
  • Bertrand TCHANCHE
  • Bharati Naik
  • Bill steven Kentsa tchakam
  • Bineta Amar
  • Bintou Bamba
  • Bjorn von der Heyden
  • Blessed Muchono
  • Blessed Ngwenya
  • BLOUD Walther
  • BONI YAO MODESTE
  • Bosco Oryema
  • Bouchra Rahim
  • BOUHARI Eric
  • Bouzenada Abdelmalek Boumali Abdelmalek
  • Bouzid Manaut
  • Brahim AIT OUAZGHOUR
  • Brahim Benhamou
  • BUHARI SAMAILA
  • Bívar Chavango
  • CAMARA MOUSSA
  • Carissa Struwig
  • Cecilia Wandiga
  • Chaibata Seida
  • Chaibata SEIDA
  • Chancelin Ulrich Demanou Tiofack
  • Charles Kwame Bandoh
  • Charles Ndegwa
  • charlotte achoundong
  • Chayma Abed
  • Cheikh Amadou Bamba Dath
  • Chilufya Mwewa
  • Chima Akpa Akpa
  • CHINELO ANENE
  • Chioma Nwankwo
  • Chioma Okany
  • chiraz toujani
  • Chisabi Mukadi
  • Christian Sajere
  • Christine Darve
  • Christogonus Sunday
  • Christopher Mambwe
  • Claire David
  • Claire Lee
  • Clara Nellist
  • Clemence Raïssa SIMO TCHATCHOUANG
  • Cláudio Paulo
  • Cortez Watkins
  • Cynthia Cáceres Rivero
  • CYULINYANA MARIE CHNATAL
  • daba thiogne bakhoum
  • Dalia Mohamed
  • Daniel LAMAGO
  • Dare Adewa
  • David Dodoo-Arhin
  • David Ngindu Buabua
  • Deborah Akpaso
  • Dennis Solomon Balami
  • Dephney Mathebula
  • Derek Fish
  • DETIO JESSIE ORNELLA
  • DIOMANDE Idrissa
  • Diouma Kobor
  • Dipti Ranjan Sahu
  • DJAZET ALAIN
  • DJOHORE ANGE CHRISTINE
  • Dominic Sumary
  • Dongwi Dongwi
  • Doomnull Unwuchola
  • Dr Kamni
  • Dramane SANGARE
  • Driss Benchekroun
  • Echekwube Patrick
  • Eddy Yusslee
  • Eden Aklile
  • Edith Zinhle Buthelezi
  • Edward Jurua
  • EL HAMRAOUI AYA
  • Elghandouri Mohammed
  • Elizabeth Naluminsa
  • EMAN YOUSIF
  • Emeline Sorelle Mefouegang
  • Emmanuel Bankole
  • Emmanuel Munyangabe
  • Emmanuel Olawale
  • Emna Sassi
  • Enoch Ejopu
  • Enoque Malate
  • Ernest Agede
  • Essossolim Cyrille Haliya
  • Esther Mungalaba
  • Eva Shana
  • Evelyne Touure
  • Ezequias Nelson Simiao Miocha
  • Fadwa BENABDALLAH
  • FAICAL BARZI
  • Faisal Sayed
  • Fanta Balde
  • Farida Fassi
  • Farnaz Kazi
  • Fatima AZAIRI
  • Fatima Bendebba
  • fatima ELFATOUAKI
  • Fatima Zahra Lahbabi
  • Fatma ezzahra Dhif
  • Fatma Shaban
  • fatou ka gueye
  • Felix HAMAN
  • FENDZI DONFACK Emmanuel
  • Feven Markos Hunde
  • Flora MBOUYOM TCHUDJEU
  • FOBASSO MBOGNOU FLORETTE CORINNE
  • FRANCIS NYONGESA
  • Francisco Fenias Macucule
  • Francois IDJIWOLE
  • FRANK NWOKOCHA
  • FRANSISCO KONAN
  • Frédéric Hermann EMAKOUA
  • Gagnon APEDANOU
  • Genyi Valentine
  • Georges Ambouor DIEDHIOU
  • Georgies Alene Asres
  • Geraldo Pondeca
  • Getahun Nigus
  • Ghofrane Charrada
  • Gihan Kamel
  • Gloria Maithya
  • Gloria Raharimbolamena
  • GONDJI Dieu Souffit
  • Gora Dieye
  • Grâce Elisa TONGUE MAGNE
  • Hadhemi Nfissi
  • Hadja Fanta Diakhaby
  • Hajar Imam
  • Hala Abdallah Ebrahim
  • Hamza Abouabid
  • Hamza Mohammed
  • Hanan Arahmane
  • Hanane Riani
  • Harris Sop Nkuiate
  • Harrison Ezenobi
  • HASNAE EL MOUDEN
  • Hassan Abdalla
  • Heba Sami
  • Herman B White
  • Hermann DJEUGOUE NZEUGA
  • Herve Tajouo Tela
  • Hiba Abd Algani
  • Hicham HARRASS
  • Hicham LEKBICH
  • hisham Imam
  • Holger Wirtz
  • Hoyobony Tokoro
  • HUDSON ANGEYO KALAMBUKA
  • Hussaini Ahmed
  • Ibrahim Musanyi
  • Ibrahim Yahaya Muhammad
  • Ibrahima DIAW
  • Idelle KAMGA NONO
  • IDRISSI ABDELGHANI
  • Ignatius Barasa
  • Ikbel Mallek Zouari
  • ikram majjate
  • Imane AARAB
  • Imane DAHIRI
  • IMANE MOUMENE
  • Iniobong Udeme
  • Irene Opoku-Ntim
  • Irfan Haider
  • Irvy (Igle) Gledhill
  • Isak Delberth DAVIDS
  • Ismail Mekkaoui Alaoui
  • Isobel Kolbe
  • Issa Faye
  • Issa Hamadou
  • Iyabo Usman
  • Izzaldin Alsugair
  • Jacob AKINYEMI
  • Jacques Adon
  • Jae Yu
  • Jamal Al-Zain
  • Jamal CHAFI
  • JAMAL MABROUKI
  • Jamal Mimouni
  • James Michael Keaveney
  • James Sifuna
  • Jamila Suleiman
  • Jean Baptiste FANKAM FANKAM
  • Jean Calvin Seutche Ndize
  • Jean Kouhissoré BADIANE
  • JEAN-BAPTISTE ACKAH
  • Jean-Pierre TCHAPET NJAFA
  • Jeff Siyambango
  • Jennifer Welbeck
  • jephter ondieki
  • Jerome Pierlot
  • Jerusalem Tamirat Teklu
  • Jesutofunmi Fajemisin
  • Jibril Isah
  • Jimmy Wanzala Nabende
  • Jitendra Senwar
  • Jocelyne BOSSON
  • Joele Mira
  • JOHN ALAMKAH LAZARUS
  • John Birir
  • John Ojosipe
  • JOHNPAUL MBAGWU
  • Jonathan Mongare
  • Jorim Obila
  • Jose SALT
  • Joshua Attih
  • Jouda J Kh
  • Jouda Khabthani
  • Joyful Mdhluli
  • Jules-Ronald DJOMOU DJOMOU
  • Justina Achuka
  • Kanak Sharma
  • Kate Shaw
  • Kavin Ammigan
  • Kayode DADA
  • Kelvin Mpofu
  • Kemayou Alain geoffrey
  • Kennedy Abakwam
  • Kenneth William Cecire
  • Kenza Zaibak
  • KHADY SY
  • khalid goure
  • Khaoula Mouih
  • Khaoula Mouih
  • Khouloud Chika
  • Kingsley Kalonda
  • Kingsley Levi Ede
  • Kitso Marape
  • KOFFI N'GUESSAN THOMAS
  • koffi Tinin worou
  • kokou mawussé hennoc ADAWOSSO
  • Komla Folly
  • KONAN JEAN ARMAND YAO
  • Kondwani Mwale
  • Kossan Olivier BAGUI
  • Kossi Amouzouvi
  • Kunsa Habura
  • Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan
  • lahoucine amiri
  • Lakhdar Sek
  • Laribi Teyssir
  • Lassine COULIBALY
  • Latifa Elouadrhiri
  • LAWRENCE NORRIS
  • Lerothodi Leonard Leeuw
  • Lesley Kamwi Libuku
  • Levi BEN YEMENI NIKEU
  • Lorraine Tsitsi Majiri
  • Love John
  • Lynet Allan
  • M'BEMAN LAMAN SAGANOGO
  • MAHMOUD EL KATIB
  • Makrame Ben el fakir
  • Mamadou Diop
  • Mamadou Seydou BA
  • Mamoudou Sall
  • Manahil Mohammed Yousif Abdalla
  • Manza Zityab
  • Manza Zityab
  • Marco Silari
  • Maria Moreno Llacer
  • Marie Clémentine Uwineza Nibamureke
  • Marie Rose YOUBI KEMMOGNE
  • Mark Plückthun
  • Mark-Macrae Dalton
  • Markus Boettcher
  • Markus Hitila
  • Marouane Benhassi
  • MARTIN NYAMUNGA
  • Martin Owusu-Mensah
  • Marvel Akinyemi
  • Marwan Ait haddou
  • Marwène OUMEZZINE
  • MARY BISHAI
  • Mary Simiyu
  • Maselimo Tiheli
  • Matt Connell
  • MELAID TAIR
  • Mercy Akintola
  • Meriem Djouala
  • Meryem Noury
  • Mesfin Asfaw Afrassa
  • MFOUNDIKOU Mouhamed Nazir
  • Michael Dada
  • Michael Oyelakin
  • Michelle Bark
  • Milohum Mikesokpo DZAGLI
  • Miloud HAMMOUD
  • MINLIBE LAMBONI
  • Mirjana Povic
  • Mitchell Phiri
  • Modou NIANG
  • Moha OUALI
  • Mohamad Harris Bin Mohamad Saad
  • Mohamed Amine Ouahid
  • Mohamed Chabab
  • Mohamed Daffallah
  • Mohamed Drissi El-Bouzaidi
  • Mohamed EL ADRI
  • Mohamed Essaleh
  • Mohamed Gouighri
  • Mohamed JAKHA
  • Mohamed Krab
  • Mohamed Mira
  • Mohamed Ouchemhou
  • Mohamed OUHAMMOU
  • Mohamed Saaoud
  • Mohamed Younes Sassi
  • Mohamed Zaazoua
  • Mohammed Ahmed
  • Mohammed Boukidi
  • Mohammed Gabriel
  • MOHSIN RASHEED
  • Mojisola Usikalu
  • Mongi Dlamini
  • Montassar Chaabani
  • Moses Kamwela
  • Mostafa Ragragui
  • Mounia Laassiri
  • Mounia TAHRI
  • Mourad BAOUAHI
  • Mourad Hidaoui
  • Mourad Telmini
  • Moustapha SANE
  • Mu-Chun Chen
  • Muhammedawal Ismail
  • Mukashyaka yvette
  • MULILO BENARD
  • Mulugetta Duressa Kassa
  • MUNAWAR KARIM
  • Musa Titus Sesay
  • Mustafa Moumni
  • Muthama Matsitsi
  • Mzahip Hassan Ahmed Badwi Mzahip Hassan Ahmed Badwi
  • N'guessan Raymond KRE
  • Naima GOUBRAIM
  • Naima ZAHAR
  • Najeh THABET MLIKI
  • Najia AIT HAMMOU
  • najoua Kamoun Turki
  • Nancy Julianna Tovolahy
  • Narjes Aouani
  • Nchinda Leonato Tambua
  • Ndako Mohamed
  • Ndeye Arame Boye Faye
  • Ndeye Fatou Sylla
  • Ngou Zeufo Loïc
  • Ngutor Akiiga
  • Ngwefang Zachee Ludovic
  • Nieldane Stodart
  • Nihal Brahimi
  • NIYONSHUTI EMMANUEL
  • Nkeiru Ubadike
  • Nkongho Ayuketang Arreyndip
  • Nonofo Mogopodi
  • Noé Filipe Alberto Jambo
  • Ny Ando RALITERA
  • Ny Haingo Miantsatiana Andry
  • Obinna Abah
  • Oghenekevwe Emadago
  • Ojo Segun
  • Okoli Nonso Livinus
  • Olasehinde Emmanuel
  • Olayinka Fagbemiro
  • Omaima Mahmoudi
  • Omar Farkad
  • Omotunde Samuel Segun
  • Onono Blessing
  • Onyekachi Nwakanma
  • Orlane Zang
  • Osama Burai
  • Ossénatou Mamadou
  • Osório Cavacundo
  • Othmane Mouane
  • Oualid Boukidi
  • Oumar Ka
  • Oumar Ndiaye
  • Oumy ndiaye
  • Ousmane Ndour
  • Oyeleke Olarinoye
  • Pali KPELOU
  • Pamella Kilavi
  • Paola Marziani
  • Papa Mbaye Diouf
  • Pascal Amandu
  • Patrice Okouma
  • Paul Gueye
  • Pedro Mafa
  • Pedro Tjakwanda
  • Pete Jones
  • Peter Jenni
  • Peter Offor Onubi
  • Phineas Ntsoele
  • pin Amort
  • Prince Abdoul Aziz HONADIA
  • Priscilla Muheki
  • Prof Catherine Ngila
  • Rabi TAKASSA
  • Rachid Hidki
  • RAfik ER-RABIT
  • Rafik Er-Rabit
  • Ragil NDONGMO
  • RASHIDAH AKOBA
  • Reham Atif
  • Rhouma Taher
  • Robert Ikedi
  • Robert Mugabe
  • Robert Tamwo Tchidjo
  • Robinson Musembi
  • ROCHINEL KANA GOUMTSA
  • Rokaya Djida
  • Rosmaelle Kouemo
  • Rudiger Voss
  • Rudolph Nchodu
  • Russel Rolphe Caroll MOUBAKOU DIAHOU
  • Rémi Ndioukane
  • S. Zacharie KAM
  • Saad El Farkh
  • SABI TAKOU Daniel
  • sabrine El asri
  • Sadjo /
  • Sadjo Sadjo
  • Safae Tariq
  • Safia Drissi
  • SAHEED OYENIRAN
  • SAID ELMASSI
  • Said HARIF
  • Said Mouslih
  • Saifaldeen Mohamed Qrshe
  • SALAH EDDINE EL AOUD
  • Salma Kaotar HNAWI
  • Sam Ramaila
  • Samantha Le Roux
  • Samba Sarr
  • Samia Charfi Kaddour
  • Samir Iraoui
  • SAMO CHARLTONE
  • Samsideen Ojoye
  • Samuel Ajiboye
  • Samuel Chigome
  • Samuel Odumu John Ogana
  • Samuel Tetteh
  • Sanae Ezzarqtouni
  • Sanae HASSINE
  • Sanae Samsam
  • SAO TEMGOUA MYKE VITAL
  • Sara ELGADI
  • Sauline Odhach
  • Sebastião Vilanculos
  • Sekazi Mtingwa
  • Selaiman Ridouani
  • Senior Shimhanda
  • Serge Guy NANA ENGO
  • Serigne saliou LOUM
  • SEYNABOU MBODJ
  • Shahinda Abd Almotagally
  • Shambel Sahlu
  • SHARON ROSE KAPINGA
  • Sibaliso Mhlanga
  • Siegfried Foertsch
  • Sihem Jaziri
  • Silas Ledoux POUAMO
  • Simo Motcheyo Pierre Anselme
  • Simon Connell
  • Simon Gideon
  • Simon Mullins
  • Simão Artur Zunguze
  • Sitotaw Eshete
  • Solomon Joseph
  • Sonia Haddad
  • Souleymane THIAM
  • Soumaya Manai
  • SOUMAYAH BACHIROU
  • Soumia ALILOUTE
  • Souwédou Silla DJIBRIL DRAMANE
  • Stefan Ritt
  • Stela Fernando Miambo
  • Stéphanie Laure EGOME NANA
  • Suleiman Bello
  • surender kaliraman
  • Sylvain Gnamien
  • Sylvanus Ameh Onjefu
  • tagaldeen abdallah
  • TAHIR TOGHRAI
  • Tawakalitu Yusuf
  • TCHAKOUADEU Ghislain Pascal
  • Tchamye BOROZE
  • Tchiokere Anicet
  • Tebogo Joyce Shaba
  • Teguia Cabrel
  • Temidayo Victor Omotosho
  • Temitope Adenuga
  • Tesfaye Feyisa
  • TEUKAM RAOULT
  • Thierry ABAYIZERA
  • Tilahun Eneyew
  • TINTCHEU NKWAMOU Michael
  • Titus Ekabat
  • Tjaart Krüger
  • Toivo Samuel Mabote
  • Tony Kakona
  • TOURE PELEMAYO RAOUL
  • Ufedo Oguche
  • Uli Raich
  • Ulrich Goerlach
  • Ulrich karles Leuga Kankam
  • Umberto Tamponi
  • USHIE PATRICK
  • Uta Bilow
  • Vaino Indongo
  • Valence Habyarimana
  • Valentina Santoro
  • Vanessa Diffo Tchida
  • Vasco Cossa
  • Veronica Monte
  • Victoria Samboco
  • Vincent John Duzaho John Duzaho
  • Virgínia Bila
  • Vubangsi Mercel
  • wala Kraiem
  • William Motswainyana
  • Xola Mapekula
  • yahya mekaoui
  • YANKAM PETBUN Dorcasse Hermine
  • Yannick Ngassa
  • Yao Bokovi
  • Yao Hervé Yao
  • Yara Simango
  • Yared Solomon Worku
  • Yasmine Sara Amhis
  • Yassine El Ghazali
  • Yassine Sekhmani
  • Yawovi NOUGBLEGA
  • Yilak Alemu Abbo
  • YOUNES EL BASSEM
  • Youssef Moulane
  • Zainab Soumaimi
  • Zakaria Dahbi
  • Zewdu Weldemichael Zena
  • Zikryat Ahmed
  • Zouaoui Fatma
  • Zouhair Charqui
  • Édouard Olivier Ntomb Biboum
  • محمد صديق
ASP Conference Committee
    • 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
      General: Welcome address & Overview talks

      Welcome addresses and overview talks

      Convener: Mohamed Gouighri (F.S, Université Ibn-Tofail, Kenitra (MA))
      • 9:30 AM
        Welcome address — Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh 15m
        Speaker: Hassan Hbid (President, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco)
      • 9:45 AM
        Welcome address — Mohammed V University in Rabat 15m
        Speaker: Mohammed Rhachi (President, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco)
      • 10:00 AM
        Science bridging Cultures and Nations 50m

        International, global scientific research addresses not only key questions in science but also provides successful modes for peaceful cooperation. Global research projects show what mankind is able to achieve when working together coherently towards a common goal. Science and the free dissemination of scientific knowledge facilitate the dialogue among cultures and are instrumental in fostering peaceful relations between nations. The talk will address the role of research infrastructures in science diplomacy through specific examples, in particular CERN and SESAME (Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East). What can we learn from such global science endeavours in areas beyond research? What can be achieved, what should be achieved? The talk will address such questions and will describe the fascinating mixture of science and diplomacy.

        Speaker: Rolf Heuer (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
      • 11:00 AM
        Introduction to the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) 25m

        The ability to generate scientific innovation and technological knowledge and translate them into new products that are of value to society are key instruments for a society’s economic growth and development. As remarkable as these abilities are for other regions in the world, Africa’s science, innovation, education, and research infrastructure, particularly in Fundamental and Applied Physics, have over the years been under-valued and under-resourced. Africa cannot afford to lag behind other regions in the world. For that would stretch the technological gap with developed countries even farther. The African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) initiative was founded with big ambition for change. The aspiration is to demonstrate the potential benefits of physics for African society and to have African countries participate in a global village of technology that is in the interest of every nation in Africa. ASFAP aims to produce a long-term strategy for reforming and transforming the basic physics research and application, higher education, and scientific research systems in Africa to energize and unlock the minds for brighter economic prospects. Key considerations in ASFAP are a strong desire for investment in African science for economic growth driven by physics-based technologies and its beneficial impact, including other sciences that draw heavily on advances in physics. ASFAP is critical if Africa has to take its place as a co-leader in the global scientific process and reap the consequent socio-economic benefits. ASFAP process will last a few years and eventually produce a final report to inform the African and broader communities about the strategic directions likely to have positive impacts on physics education and research in the next decade. ASFAP should help African policymakers, educators, researchers, communities, and international partners in national, regional, and Pan-African organizations on implementing the defined strategic directions and prioritize educational and research resources and activities. ASFAP will complement African top-down strategies and encourage a broad community participation. The process will be repeated every 7-10 years.

        Speaker: Farida Fassi (Universite Mohammed V (MA))
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Physics Plenary (1): Accelerators, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Atomic & Molecular Physics
      Convener: Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 12:00 PM
        Status and Impact of Particle Accelerators in Africa 25m

        This talk will explore the status of the particle accelerator laboratories in the African continent. Firstly; the presentation will focus on the different particle accelerator laboratories available on the continent, the type of machines available in each of the facilities. Furthermore, the talk will focus on different research platforms available in each facility on the continent; and the societal impact of these facilities.

        Speaker: Joele Mira (iThemba LABS)
      • 12:30 PM
        An Astrophysics Journey from the Kalahari to the Edge of the Universe 25m

        I will describe my journey in a broader context of Africa's journey in astrophysics, highlighting some key points along the way. The presentation will aim to celebrate and show selected astrophysics achievements and opportunities in Africa and beyond.

        Speaker: Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Western Cape, South Africa)
      • 1:00 PM
        An Assessment of Atomic and Molecular Physics in Africa 25m

        The Atomic and Molecular field is a bedrock for modern science and emerging technologies owing to its connections to many disciplines of physical and biological sciences as well as important for future economic development. Specifically, the fundamental role that Atomic and Molecular physics (together with Optical physics) is playing in the ongoing revolution in the field of quantum information science and technology cannot be overemphasized. In this talk, I will discuss the current state and identifies the challenges, as well as the promising future presented by the Atomic, Molecular and Optical physics field in Africa.

        Speaker: Obinna Abah (Newcastle, UK)
    • 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 1: Materials Physics (1)
      Convener: Stéphane Kenmoe (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Particle Physics (1)
      Convener: Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 2:30 PM
        Search of new resonances decaying into top quark pairs in the lepton+jet final state in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector 15m
        Speaker: Badr-Eddine Ngair (Universite Mohammed V (MA))
      • 2:48 PM
        A High-Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) in ATLAS Phase-II Upgrade: Physics and performance with HGTD 15m
        Speaker: Fatima Bendebba (Universite Hassan II, Ain Chock (MA))
      • 3:06 PM
        Search for invisible Higgs bosons produced via vector boson fusion (VBF) at the LHC using the ATLAS detector 15m
        Speaker: Mohamed Zaazoua (Universite Mohammed V (MA))
      • 3:24 PM
        Minimum bias simulation of parasitic collisions 15m
        Speaker: Sanae Ezzarqtouni (Universite Hassan II, Ain Chock (MA))
      • 3:43 PM
        Light charged Higgs boson decays to a $W^\pm$ and a BSM Higgs boson at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Mohamed Krab (Research Laboratory in Physics and Engineering Sciences, Modern and Applied Physics Team, Polidisciplinary Faculty, Beni Mellal, 23000, Morocco.)
    • 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Energy
      Convener: Robinson J. Musembi (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
    • 3:15 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Instrumentation & Detectors
      Convener: Paul Gueye (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, USA)
      • 3:15 PM
        X-ray technological irradiation for TID studies on silicon sensor and electronic devices in a medical facility 20m

        Total Ionizing Dose (TID) effects tests are required not only for silicon particle sensors developed in high energy physics experiments, but also for electronic devices and elements used in commercial, automotive and space applications. These tests and studies can be performed not only in facilities explicitly built for this mission, but also in medical or biological research facilities when some minima requirements are satisfied. Generally this irradiations can be performed without interfering with the medical and biological tasks of the facility. In this talk will be shown why these studies are extremely relevant for research and industries, how to perform these irradiations and the minimum instrumentation required for this type of studies. Finally will be described the planification and realization of SiPM x-ray irradiations for TID characterization realized in the Italian TIFPA-INFN Trento Center laboratory, using instruments originally realized for medical or biological irradiations.

        References
        [1] Di Ruzza, B.; Possibility of Total Ionizing Dose Effects measurements for LHC experiments elements in a medical facility: the TIFPA-INFN experience
        doi: 10.22323/1.397.0247; https://pos.sissa.it/397/247/
        [2] Di Ruzza, B. et al.; Radiation damage on SiPMs for Space Applications
        https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.08089

        Speaker: Benedetto Di Ruzza (Universita e INFN, Padova, Italy)
      • 3:38 PM
        Statistical Approach for Detection of Low-Level Radioactivity 20m

        Decommissioning involves activities such as the dismantling of power plants. Amongst the various technical challenges of decommissioning is to carry out accurate radioactivity measurements of a wide area of waste types. In this paper, we aim at measuring a low-activity uranium contamination on concrete surfaces, with varying enrichment encountered levels within a basic nuclear facility. In this context, we have developed an advanced method based on Bayesian inference. It allows to take a reasonable decision when using restricted and possibly conflicting information from various sources. The implementation of the Bayesian approach is based on a priori vectors constructed from the coupling of experimental data acquired within a basic nuclear facility using high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry based on a high-purity germanium diode detector (HPGe), as well as simulated data with Monte Carlo N-Particles 6 transport code. The performance evaluation and characterization of Bayesian method were performed using classical receiver operating characteristic curves (ROC) with the study of the radiological background variations effect. The results clearly indicate that the proposed method allows to adjust the confidence degree in the stationarity of the radiological background. They also show that for a stable radiological background, our proposed approach provides a significantly higher tradeoff between specificity and sensitivity, close within 1 to the behavior of an ideal detection procedure with a little degradation in the case of the variability of the background radiation as expected under such constraints. Moreover, Bayesian inference proved their ability to ensure an acceptable tradeoff between the true detection rate (TDR), the false alarm rate (FAR) and the response time, in order to be compatible with the user’s requirements.

        Speaker: Hanan Arahmane (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), France)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:30 PM 6:45 PM
      ASFAP Working Groups
      Conveners: Bertrand Tchanche Fankam (Alioune Diop University, Senegal) , Marie Clementine Uwineza Nibamureke (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) , Mounia Laassiri (Mohammed V University, Morocco)
      • 4:30 PM
      • 4:45 PM
        Community Engagement status and plan 13m
        Speaker: Ndeye BOYE FAYE (Laboratory of Atoms Lasers, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, 5005 Senegal)
      • 5:00 PM
        Young Physicists Forum status and plan 13m
        Speaker: Diallo Boye (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 5:15 PM
        Women in Physics Forum status and plan 13m
        Speaker: Marie Chantal Cyulinyana (University of Rwanda)
      • 5:30 PM
        Discussion on Societal Engagements: Community Engagement, Young Physicists, Women in Physics and Physics Education 30m
        Speakers: Benard Mulilo (University of Zambia) , Bertrand Tchanche Fankam (Alioune Diop University) , Diallo Boye (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA) , Iroka Chidinma Joy (National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria) , Jamal Mimouni (University Mentouri Constantine1) , Marie Chantal Cyulinyana (University of Rwanda) , Marie Clementine Uwineza Nibamureke , Mounia Laassiri (Mohammed V University, Morocco) , Ndeye Arame BOYE FAYE (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) , Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) , Uli Raich (CERN-retired)
    • 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Engagement Plenary: Women in Physics, Young Physicists & Community Engagements
      Convener: Marie Chantal Cyulinyana (University of Rwanda)
      • 10:00 AM
        Road to SDG5: Role of Women in Astronomy and Physics for African Growth 25m

        Education and its contribution to science, technology, and innovation are the key points for combating poverty in the long term. Education is also a key point for empowering girls and women, which is fundamental for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Astronomy is a powerful tool to promote education and science but, in addition to that, it is also one of the leading sciences for bringing strong technological developments and innovation. The status of astronomy and space science in Africa changed significantly over the past years, becoming emerging fields across the continent, and never before it was more possible to use astronomy for development as it is nowadays. This talk will summarise different activities carried out for empowering girls and women through astronomy in Ethiopia and across the continent, including the creation of the African Network of Women in Astronomy, and show how through them we can combat poverty in the long term, and increase in future our possibilities of attaining the United Nations SDGs, including SDG5, for the benefit of our all society. The last part of the talk will cover a list of recommendations for improving the strong gender gap that we still have in science across the world.

        Speaker: Mirjana Povic (ESSTI, Ethiopia)
      • 10:30 AM
        Status of Young Physicists Forum and the Importance for Education and Capacity Development for Africa 25m

        The Young Physicists Forum (YPF) was formed in 2021 as one of the engagement groups in the African School of Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) strategy. The forum was instituted to engage rising-star researchers, and is devoted to developing research and science for the benefit of the public. The main objectives of the forum are among others, to create a diverse continent of next-generation scientific leaders committed to playing an active role in collaborations pertaining to scientific research and educational issues in Africa. Furthermore, the Young Physicists Forum aims at developing the knowledge and skills of young African physicists, grooming them to acquire a fuller understanding of industrial, regional as well as global agendas. In addition, the forum focuses on communicating cutting-edge scientific research and positioning education on the continent within the context of science. Since its inception last year, the forum has played an active role in identifying the challenges and remedies for young scientists to flourish in various physics fields. To this effect, the forum has so far conducted several virtual meetings to share the knowledge. In the just ended January workshop, for example, the forum invited stakeholders to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for young African physicists. Notable speakers included Dr. Marie Chantal (University of Rwanda) and Dr. Julia Gonski (Columbia University, United States). The panel discussion included experienced panelists who included Dr. Kétévi Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Dr. Lawalley Cole (CAFOR), and Dr. Raissa Malu (IIP). To engage the community, the forum has also conducted a survey on various issues affecting young physicists on the continent. This talk, thus, focuses on the status of the Young Physicists Forum and the importance for education and capacity development for Africa. To join this forum, please start here, https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AfricanStrategy/AfYoungPhysicists.

        Speaker: Benard Mulilo (University of Zambia)
      • 11:00 AM
        On making physics relevant to society in general and to scientists in particular: Closing the epistemic gap 25m

        Physics has a bad press: it is seen as a boring discipline ever since High School days. There is no glamour to it, just toil and pain, and for many who engaged in it, the end sight is unemployment. Could it be that physicists don't know how to communicate what their field entails to? I will be tackling the problematics of making physics relevant to society and the scientists in general. I will also be dealing with the methodological and educational aspects of teaching and practicing physics, and the need to close the epistemic gap between physics teaching and the physicist understanding ... By the way, do physicists understand physics?

        Speaker: Jamal Mimouni (University Mentouri Constantine1, Algeria)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Physics Plenary (2): Biophysics, Computing & Earth Science
      Convener: Farida Fassi (Universite Mohammed V (MA))
      • 12:00 PM
        The African Biophysics Landscape 25m

        n the past couple of decades, biophysics not only contributed to great advances in solving important and fundamental questions in biology, but it has also shown to be a notable source of innovation. In fact, biophysics is a fundamental enabling science in medicine, agribusiness, industrial biotechnology and even sustainable energy. Despite the important role it must play in the development of every country’s bioeconomy, Africa remains woefully under-invested in biophysics. This presentation will discuss the current status and impact of biophysics in Africa in terms of education and research capacity development.

        Speaker: Tjaart Krüger (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
      • 12:30 PM
        An introduction to quantum computing and quantum information 25m

        Since its discovery, Quantum Mechanics has been used to describe the behaviour of matter in the bulk, e.g. aggregates of atoms in the form of solids, liquids and gases. Technological advances in the past decades have now provided the possibility of manipulating single atoms, ions and photons. This will bring us to a new era which will most likely be dominated by quantum technologies. In this talk we will briefly review these developments and present a few open problems which can be simply formulated.

        Speaker: Vahid Karimipour (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
      • 1:00 PM
        Physics of the Earth 25m

        I will talk about frontier research in physics of the solid-Earth in Africa with emphasis on physics of natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. I will also cover important milestones in the development of the ICTP partnership and community in this specific field in which fundamental physics has direct implications on the society and its resilience.

        Speaker: Abdelkrim Aoudia (ICTP)
    • 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 1: Materials Physics (2)
      Convener: Lawrence Norris (AfPS)
      • 2:30 PM
        Biosensor based on photonic crystal for Checking whether the cell is cancerous or benign 12m
        Speaker: Abdelkarim El Mouncharih (LaMEE, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi AyyadUniversity, Morocco)
      • 2:45 PM
        Structural analysis and band gap engineering of 2D perovskite Cs2XAg(I1-xBrx )6 for solar cell applications using DFT method 12m
        Speaker: Fatima ELFATOUAKI (LaMEE, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi AyyadUniversity, Morocco)
      • 3:00 PM
        Properties of the structure, electronics and opticals of AB andAA stacking bilayer graphene intercalated by Sr atom 12m
        Speaker: Omar FARKAD (LaMEE, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi AyyadUniversity, Morocco)
      • 3:15 PM
        Structural, Electronic and Optical parameters of Zn2VN3 Compounds by Density functional theory 12m
        Speaker: Sanae HASSINE (LaMEE, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi AyyadUniversity, Morocco)
      • 3:30 PM
        Preparation and characterization CNCTS thin films for solar cells without a sulfurization step 12m
        Speaker: Abdelaziz ABALI (LMEE,FSSM, Morocco)
      • 3:45 PM
        Structural, elastic, thermodynamic, electronic, optical and thermoelectric properties of lead-free double perovskites Cs2NaBiX6 (X= Cl, Br, I) from ab-initio calculations 12m
        Speaker: Ahmed OUHAMMOU (Hassan II University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Morocco)
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Particle Physics (2)
      Convener: Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 2:30 PM
        Extended Higgs sector of 2HDM with real triplet : Theoretical and phenomenological studies at the LHC 12m
        Speaker: BRAHIM AIT OUAZGHOUR (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco)
      • 2:45 PM
        3-Dimensional BF Theory On Seifert Fibered Manifolds 12m
        Speaker: Tony Mbambu Kakona (ICTP-EAIFR, Rwanda)
      • 3:00 PM
        Measurement of azimuthal angular correlations of D mesons with charged particles in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with ALICE at the LHC 12m
        Speaker: Bharati Naik (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
      • 3:15 PM
        Multiplicity dependence of heavy-flavour production in small systems in ALICE 12m
        Speaker: Sibaliso Mhlanga (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
    • 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Medical Physics
      Convener: Marco Silari (CERN)
      • 2:30 PM
        Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Ray Dose Equivalent Rates in Medical Linear Accelerators Operating at Energies Above 10 MV 12m
        Speaker: Fatima AZAIRI (EPRA, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia , Morocco)
      • 2:45 PM
        A semi empirical formula for dose calculation in brachytherapy treatment and evaluation of tissue composition effect on dose distribution 12m
        Speaker: Said HARIF (EPRA, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences University Cadi Ayyad)
      • 3:00 PM
        Dosimetric evaluation of Xio Elekta algorithm using an heterogeneous lung phantom 12m
        Speaker: ikram majjate (Faculté des sciences Dhar Mehraz Fes, Morocco)
      • 3:15 PM
        GEANT4 and SRIM evaluation of water equivalent ratio of some dosimetry materials in Carbon therapy beam 12m
        Speaker: Naima ZAHAR (Hassan II University - Casablanca (MA))
      • 3:30 PM
        Development of Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms for Diagnosis of Malaria Parasites in Thin Blood Smears Using Orange Software 12m

        Highly sensitive malaria diagnosis methods that are satisfactory for point-of-care testing in high burden areas are essential for productive treatment of the disease. Microscopists often examine blood smears to diagnose disease and compute parasitemia. Hence, the need for highly trained experts to interpret the data. In this paper, machine learning algorithms for the detection of malaria parasite in thin blood smear images is developed to abolish the reliance on human proficiency. The datasets containing 27558 cell images were obtained from National Library of Medicine, NIH. For supervised learning, logistic regression and random forest classifiers were used for classification, in which logistic regression gave 93.5% accuracy for parasitized and 96.5% for uninfected and random forest gave 90.5% accuracy for parasitized and 90.4% for uninfected. For unsupervised learning, hierarchical clustering clustered parasitized images in one cluster and uninfected in another cluster and k-means discovered two clusters from the dataset. It is concluded that, although this method may not fully abolish the need for trained experts, the algorithms can be of great assistance in aiding the diagnostic decision-making process.

        Speaker: Jamila Suleiman (Federal University of Technology, Minna. Nigeria)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Earth Physics
      Convener: Bjorn von der Heyden (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
      • 3:30 PM
        Natural Radionuclides assay in Nigerian Granite Rocks 12m
        Speaker: Oyeleke Olarinoye (Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria)
      • 3:45 PM
        VERTICAL ELECTRICAL SOUNDING AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF GROUNDWATER AND SOIL SAMPLES IN THE VICINITY OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE IN KONTAGORA, NIGER STATE 12m
        Speaker: Adewuyi Abdulwaheed Rafiu (Federal University of Technolog, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria)
    • 3:45 PM 4:00 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Accelerators
      Convener: Marco Silari (CERN)
      • 3:45 PM
        Studies of an injected electron bunch into a superconducting cavity for BriXSinO’s ERL 12m
        Speaker: Sanae Samsam (Sapienza University, Italy)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
      ASFAP Working Groups
      Conveners: Gihan Kamel ((Helwan University Egypt and SESAME Light Source)) , Lalla Btissam Drissi (Mohammed V University, Morocco) , Sonia Haddad (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia)
      • 4:30 PM
        Joint Session on Light Sources and Applications: Light Sources, Accelerators, biophysics, Earth Science, Atomic & Molecular, Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Optics & Photonics, Energies, Instrumentation, and Computing 1h 30m
        Speakers: Daniel Oluwole Makinde (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) , Diouma Kobor (University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor (UASZ)) , Eric Ofosu (University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana) , Ghita Rahal (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) , Gihan Kamel , Lalla Btissam Drissi (Mohammed V University, Morocco) , Lawrence Norris (AfPS) , Nieldane Stodart (iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation (ZA)) , Obinna Abah (Newcastle, UK) , Paul Gueye (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams) , Rim Cherif (Université de Carthage, Tunisia) , Robinson J. Musembi (University of Nairobi, Kenya) , Samuel Chigome (Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation) , Sonia Haddad , Stéphane Kenmoe (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) , Thierry D'Almeida (Sèmè City, Benin) , Tjaart Krüger , Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 4:30 PM
        Light Sources 10m
        Speaker: Gihan Kamel
      • 4:40 PM
        Atomic & Molecular 10m
        Speaker: Abah Obinna ((Newcastle, UK))
      • 4:40 PM
      • 4:40 PM
        Condensed Matter & Materials Physics 10m
        Speaker: Sonia Haddad
      • 4:40 PM
        Earth Science 10m
        Speaker: Bjorn von der Heyden
    • 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Physics Plenary (3): Physics Education, Energy, Fluid & Plasma Physics
      Convener: Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA))
      • 10:00 AM
        Physics education for capacity development and research in Africa 25m

        The acceleration of socio-economic development is intrinsically linked to the level of scientific development. While the existing scientific interventions within Africa played a transformative role in the enhancement of human capital development, adequate investment in research and development is required to make further significant strides going forward. Unlocking Africa’s potential requires sustained investment in research and development. However, inadequate expenditure in research and development as a percentage of gross domestic product by African countries does not augur well for the progressive realisation of sustainable scientific development. This presentation highlights challenges afflicting physics education in Africa and provides a reflection on key areas for intervention to strengthen capacity building. Critical interrogation of enablers and constraints is required in order to harness the efficacy of capacity building efforts to engender fundamental transformative change in relation to meaningful enhancement of human capital development. Reconfiguration of the existing scientific interventions some of which yielded remarkable results remains a key strategic imperative in the long to medium term. The realisation of this key strategic imperative hinges to a large degree on the establishment of collaborative partnerships involving key stakeholders. Contextually appropriate recommendations for coherent acceleration of scientific development within the broader African context are advanced.

        Speaker: Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
      • 10:30 AM
        African Energy Access and Development: Situation and Research State of the Art 25m

        Africa is facing a major challenge today, which is access to 100 % energy for the entire continent within ten years. This is a real challenge for researchers and actors working in the field of energy and renewable energy in particular. Indeed, the challenge is less the continent's universal access to energy but rather universal and sustainable access to protect and conserve natural resources and the least possible negative impact of the exploitation of the continent's resources. This, calls on, both politicians and stake-holders to find a balance between the right of access to energy and the socio-economic development of the continent and the sustainable and renewable exploitation of Africa's energy resources. Thus scientists, in particular physicist researchers working in the field of Energy, have an important role in decision-making through scientific and technical advice to be given to politicians and decision-makers.

        In this communication, African’s energy context will be presented followed by the scientific contribution of African researchers in the field of energy. A presentation of possible orientations for a sustainable and innovative exploitation of energy resources in Africa will be made.

        Finally, we will present a review of some examples of results and innovations in the field of. energy in the continent.

        Speaker: Diouma Kobor (University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal)
      • 11:00 AM
        Status and Impact of Fluids and Plasma Physics for Education and Capacity Development in Africa 25m

        Oluwole Daniel Makinde

        Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X2, Saldanha 7395, South Africa

        Education and capacity development in the fields of fluid and plasma physics are extremely vital to technological advancement of any nation in generally and Africa in particular. Study of fluid and plasma enable prediction of space weather, medical treatments, and even water purification. Research in fluid and plasma physics are critical to the design of systems in nearly every field of engineering, including aeronautical, astronautical, mechanical, chemical, and civil engineering. In this talk, the three fundamental principles (mass conservation, Newton's second law and energy conservation) governing theoretical research in the field of fluid and plasma physics are discussed. The importance of research capacity development in the field fluid and plasma physics in Africa is emphasized.

        Keywords: Importance of fluid and plasma physics; Conservation laws; Maxwell laws of
        electromagnetism; Africa research capacity development

        Speaker: Daniel Oluwole Makinde (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Physics Plenary (4): Lights Source & Materials Physics
      Convener: Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg (ZA))
      • 12:00 PM
        Light sources for capacity building and research in Africa 25m

        Light sources proved to be super-efficient in a wide range of applications such as physics, chemistry, biology, geology, biomedicine, agriculture, environment, materials science, cultural heritage and archeology. Therefore, their scientific and societal impact on education, science and technology development, besides capacity building, cannot be doubted. During the last two decades, a huge demand in the implementation of light sources all over the world is witnessed. This talk will highlight the light sources significance for Africa. A highlight on the ASFAP Light Sources working group will be also presented. The working group aims at advising on strategies towards light sources in Africa, with considerations of compact light sources, synchrotron light sources, and other related topics relevant to an African context such as the capacity building development.

        Speaker: Gihan Kamel (Helwan University Egypt and SESAME Light Source)
      • 12:25 PM
        Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Capacity building and Research for African Development 25m

        Africa has abundant materials that have not been fully utilized to make a significant impact on the development of the continent. Given that Condensed Matter and Materials Physics deals with properties of matter at ordinary chemical and thermal energy scales, it has the largest number of direct practical applications. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics has played a key role in the technological advances that have changed our lives so dramatically in the last 50 years as evidenced by many associated discoveries ranging from the integrated circuit, magnetic recording disks to high performance composite materials. Consequently, Condensed matter and Materials Physics is seen as the key to unlocking the potential that the abundant materials in Africa have for continental development.

        The presentation will give an overview of the status of education, capacity building and research in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics on the African continent. It will also show initiatives in place and proposed way forward to improve the status.

        Speaker: Samuel Chigome (Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
      ASP Forum: Part 1
      Convener: Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA))
      • 2:00 PM
        Welcome address 10m
        Speaker: Christine Darve (European Spallation Source, Sweden)
      • 2:10 PM
        The African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) 25m

        The African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) is a biennial school in Africa. It is based on the observation that fundamental physics provides excellent motivation for students of science. The aim of the school is to build capacity to harvest, interpret, and exploit the results of current and future physics experiments and to increase proficiency in related applications. The participating students are selected from all over Africa. The school also offers a workshop to train high school teachers, an outreach to motivate high school pupils and a physics conference to support a broader participation of African research faculties. ASP was started in 2010, but has since evolved to be much more than a school—it has grown to become a program of continuous activities with directed ethos towards physics as an engine for development in Africa. In this talk, we will present the school and discuss strategies to make it sustainable.

        Speaker: Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
      • 2:40 PM
        ASP2022 — South Africa 25m

        By September 30, 2019, South Africa was among four African countries that have submitted proposals to the International Organizing Committee(IOC) of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) to host ASP2022. After reviewing all the proposals, the IOC in December of 2019 unanimously selected the bid from South Africa with the main aim of boosting capacity in smaller universities and in rural regions. The venue for ASP2022 in South Africa will be the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape Province.

        This presentation will highlight the journey since the announcement, the host, supporting activities, and the current status regarding ASP2022 logistics & preparations.

        Speaker: Azwinndini Muronga (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)
      • 3:10 PM
        ASP Discussion 25m
      • 3:40 PM
        Vote of Thanks 5m
        Speaker: Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA))
    • 3:45 PM 4:15 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
      ASP Forum: Part 2
      Convener: Christine Darve (European Spallation Source)
      • 4:15 PM
        STEM Capacity Building Strategies for African Development 25m
        Speaker: Raissa Malu (Investing In People (IIP) ASBL)
      • 4:45 PM
        Physics Research Strategies for African Development 25m
        Speaker: Oumar Ka (Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal)
      • 5:15 PM
        Panel Discussion — Theme: Physics education and research roadmap development and implementation in Africa 1h

        Panelists:

        1. Dr. Raissa Malu
          Directrice - Investing In People (IIP) ASBL
          Member of the Democratic Republic of Congo Presidential Panel to the African Union
        2. Prof. Oumar Ka
          Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal
          Founding member and current President of the Senegalese Physical Society
          Co-Vice President of the West African Physical Society
        3. Dr. Melissa Denecke
          Director | Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences
          Department of Nuclear Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency
        4. Prof. Catherine Jane Ngila
          The Acting Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
        Speakers: Catherine Jane Ngila (The African Accademy of Sciences) , Melissa Denecke (IAEA) , Oumar Ka (Senegalese Physical Society and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal) , Raissa Malu (Investing In People (IIP) ASBL)
    • 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Physics Plenary (5): Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
      Convener: Clara Nellist (Radboud University Nijmegen and NIKHEF (NL))
      • 10:00 AM
        Nuclear Physics in Africa – Education, Research and Challenges 25m

        African development depends on its array of technological advancement and human-capital resources. Nuclear physics has proven to be part of the essential area that has contributed to the ongoing industrialization from the inception of Manhattan project. Meanwhile, African countries are still in the crawling stage despite the abundance of intellectual capacities and abundance resources. The focus of this talk will be on the available nuclear physics research facilities in Africa, as compiled by the IAEA physics section, and their various research applications ranging from basic and fundamental research, analytical services, medical, as well as environmental radiation. The role of African government policies towards the advancement of science and technology will also be mentioned.

        Speaker: Iyabo Usam (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
      • 10:30 AM
        On Particle Physics, ASFAP and Education in Africa: Status and Challenges 25m

        In this this talk, I will give an overview of the particle physics community in Africa with a focus on some research groups actively involved in the LHC experiments.

        It will also highlight the recent activities of the working group dedicated to this particle physics through ASFAP strategy whose aim is to provide a shared roadmap for the field. Finally, I will briefly discuss the impact of particle physics on education in the continent.

        Speaker: Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA))
      • 11:00 AM
        Introduction to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 25m

        As the amount of data collected from systems in operation increases, the need to effectively analyse this data to gain knowledge about the state of the system increases alike. Leveraging data-driven methods for this analysis allows us to process massive amounts of data more efficiently, as well as gain insights about our systems which we may otherwise have overlooked or not known of their presence altogether.

        Machine Learning algorithms by design require large volumes of data to be able to accurately represent systems based on recorded data. This means that for systems which are highly measured, machine learning algorithms can be leveraged for further analysis. In addition, this representation that is learned from the data can be retained and employed for make future inferences without having to touch the data again. This is particularly useful for closed systems, for example, as inferences can be made in real-time allowing for timeous decision-making.

        The applications of machine learning methods are far ranging and this talk will give an introductory overview of Machine Learning as well as a list of resources to help those who may be looking to learn how to apply such methods to their own work. It will also go over a very simplified example to show a machine learning model training cycle and some key aspects to think about when reviewing your trained model's metrics.

        Speaker: Mitchell Phiri (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Physics Plenary (6): Optics & Photonics
      Convener: Stephen Avery (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
      • 12:00 PM
        Laser Research in Africa 25m

        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.

        Speaker: Andrew Forbes (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
    • 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
      Physics Plenary (7): Medical Physics
      Convener: Stephen Avery (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
      • 12:30 PM
        Solar Powered Radiotherapy in Africa 25m

        Title: Solar-powered Radiotherapy 4.0 – chance for Radio-Oncology in Africa

        Author: Holger Wirtz, email: wirtz@strahlentherapie-singen.de; Phone: +49-7731-79768-17
        Affiliation: Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Center, Singen Friedrichshafen

        Introduction:
        WHO estimate that 14 million people around the world are diagnosed with cancer each year and half of them live in developing countries. Around 70% of the people who die from cancer live now in low-income or medium-income countries. Cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria together. All these people share only 3% of the world´s health care professionals and 1% of the world´s total costs for health care. 50-60% of cancer patients require radiotherapy as important (and cost effective) part of their treatment. There is an estimated shortage of around 5.000 radiotherapy machines in low-middle-income-countries (LMICS). The majority of people in Africa suffering from cancer has no or limited access to radiotherapy technology. State of the art radiotherapy machines (linear-accelerators) need (uninterruptable) electrical power.

        Project-plan, Implementation in Singen (Germany):
        The Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Center, Singen run 2 Linacs of ELEKTA and 1 go.SIM-CT-Scanner of SIEMENS. The power consumption is about 150-170 MWh/a. The annual cost was about 35.000€ (dropped to 24.000€). Investigation on kW-peak-behavior of the ELEKTA-Linacs, CT, IT and cooling and a site-dependence computer-simulation on solarization was done to determine the solar-field. A cost-plan (return of investment) was developed. Each year the solar-harvest is about 55-60 MWh (based on 400m²-solar-field on the roof). It can be shown, that the annual cost can be cut by 30-40%; in summer the site is completely independent from public-grid. In case of low-sun periods electrical-power is purchased from public grid. In sunny periods the solar-generator feeds back energy in the neighborhood-hospital!

        Project-cost-plan, Implementation in Ghana:
        2016 the OiER (Organization for International Economic Relations, Vienna) and ELEKTA asked for a consultancy of planning a solar-power solution of the “Sweden Ghana Medical Centre”. This site runs one ELEKTA-Linac, CT and MR. The annual consumption is about 270 MWh. Energy-cost from the grid is about 100.000€ in this region. A computerized simulation on solarization for this site was done. An installation schema was developed. An autarkic energy solution (solar panels + battery container) was preferred. Total cost of implementation was about 300.000€ (2017). Due to the unknown roof-shielding and the expected damage of the panels by radiation the concept of roof-mounting was converted into an area-mounting beside the main buildings minimizing cabling.

        Perspective on Education, Training, Controlling:
        It makes sense to expand treatment-capacity of existing sites. Increasing staff-number and staff-experiences is obligatory. Electrical power stability and autarkic, technical solutions must be included in purchasing-plans of radiotherapy-machines. Communication (Internet, Mobile, video-conferencing) need power as well. Help for low-experienced staff-group can be obtained from using automatic-planning of patients-therapy, checking and controlling with digital-assistance systems (online-dosimetry, portal-dosimetry, process-control and risk-control). All of those systems can be audited and supported via internet) as to be shown in our departments (Project: RADIOTHERAPY 4.0). Cyber-education on site by experienced remote-trainers can be ordered.

        Speaker: Holger Wirtz (Lake of Constance RadiationOncologyCenter, Germany)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Parallel Session 1: Astrophysics & Cosmology
      Convener: Pedro Takisa Mafa (University of South Africa(ZA))
      • 2:00 PM
        Dark-fluid constraints of shear-free universes 25m

        Recent studies into the nature of dark matter and dark energy have resulted in a number of dark-fluid cosmological models. Integrability conditions arising from general irrotational fluid-flow considerations of a universe dominated by one such dark fluid will be investigated under special assumptions on the nature of the spacetime shear. Special emphasis will be placed on linearized perturbations of quasi-Newtonian and anti-Newtonian spacetimes, whereby the conditions for the existence and consistent evolution of such spacetimes in the presence of the Chaplygin gas fluid model will be derived and discussed.

        Speaker: Amare Abebe (North-West University, South Africa)
      • 2:28 PM
        Status and perspectives of the Euclid mission 25m

        Euclid is the M2 mission of ESA's Cosmic Vision program dedicated to the study of the dark universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy, with launch scheduled for 2022. Euclid will observe 15,000 square degrees of extragalactic sky in the visible band with resolution of 0.1arcsec (VIS), in IR photometry for the Y, J, H bands and in slitless spectroscopy between 1 and 2 microns (NISP). Euclid will be able to measure the gravitationally induced distortion of the apparent shapes of about one billion of galaxies (Weak Lensing), and Galaxy Clustering (BAO and RSD), using several tens of millions of spectroscopic redshift determinations and billions of photometric redshifts. After a short introduction to the problem of the accelerated expansion of the Universe and Dark Energy the talk will illustrate the scientific objectives of Euclid and give an update of its status, along with the expected results and foreseen precision and accuracy [1,2].
        References:
        [1] Euclid Collaboration “Euclid preparation: VII. Forecast validation for Euclid cosmological probes” A&A 642, A191 (2020) [arXiv:1910.09273] doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202038071
        [2] Euclid Collaboration “Euclid preparation: XV. Forecasting cosmological constraints for the Euclid and CMB joint analysis” A&A 657, A91 (2022) [arXiv:2106.08346] doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202141556

        Speaker: Alessandro Renzi (INFN Padova, Italy)
      • 2:56 PM
        Uncovering the fractional order phase transitions in AdS black holes 15m
        Speaker: Samir Iraoui (High Energy and Astrophysics Laboratory, Physics Department, FSSM, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco)
      • 3:13 PM
        Thermodynamics of a rotating and non-linear magnetic-charged black hole in the quintessence field 15m
        Speaker: Ragil NDONGMO (University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon)
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Nuclear Physics
      Convener: Mark Dalton (Jefferson Lab, USA)
      • 2:00 PM
        D-meson Suppression and Azimuthal Anisotropy in a Strongly Coupled Plasma at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5.5$ TeV with Comparison to LHC Measurements 12m
        Speaker: Blessed Arthur Ngwenya (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
      • 2:15 PM
        On the DDM and ML quantum concepts in nuclear shape phase transitions of atomic nuclei 12m
        Speaker: Abdelwahed El Batoul (High Energy Physics and Astrophysics Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University P.O.B 2390, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco.)
      • 2:30 PM
        Using Microphotonic Nuclear Forensics to Mediate Nuclear Security and Nuclear Safety 12m
        Speaker: HUDSON ANGEYO KALAMBUKA (University of Nairobi-Department of Physics, Kenya)
      • 2:45 PM
        Soil gas radon, indoor radon and its diurnal variation in Northern region of Cameroon 12m
        Speaker: Sadjo Sadjo (University of Maroua, Cameroon)
    • 2:00 PM 2:45 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Engagements
      Convener: Bertrand Tchanche Fankam (Alioune Diop University, Senegal)
      • 2:00 PM
        Physics Masterclasses in Africa and the World 15m

        Uta Bilow, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
        Kenneth Cecire, University of Notre Dame, USA

        International Masterclasses (IMC) enable high school students and teachers to work with particle physicists to analyze authentic data from contemporary experiments and experience being “physicists for a day”. The IMC program has a worldwide reach, including several universities and research institutes in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Cape Verde, and South Africa. As technical infrastructure in Africa improves, there is a great opportunity for many more African institutes to offer IMC on their premises. The authors will discuss the advantages of IMC to Africa, how institutes may join, and ways to overcome
        obstacles.

        Speaker: Kenneth William Cecire (University of Notre Dame (US))
      • 2:17 PM
        Doing Digital Offline - The CO-VIDEO Project in South Africa 15m

        Unizulu Science Centre (USC) in Richards Bay, South Africa, has been running face to face matric workshops for 25 years, presenting practicals and sharpening skills for over 200 000 matric science students. The 2020 lockdown presented a dilemma: matrics needed assistance more than ever, but
        schools were closed and large gatherings impossible. Many SC’s around the world went online, making digital content available through the internet. Very few of the schools in which USC works have reliable internet and almost none of the homes, so this route was not possible. USC worked to convert a 4 hour contact workshop into 8 one-hour videos, highlighting the essential skills for Matric Science Paper 1 – the physics paper. While these videos were made available on the internet for download or streaming, they were physically distributed on memory sticks to teachers, along with an accompanying 48-page workbook. Local industry funding saw provision for the local school district (5500 students in 180 schools) and further South African Institute of Physics funding (with support from Allan Gray) saw a further 20 000 booklets printed and 500 memory sticks manufactured. These were distributed to schools in 3 other provinces and used as the basis for teacher training.

        In 2021, the Physics booklet and videos were extensively rewritten and refilmed, adding about 50 % more content and updating with 2020 exams. In addition, projects are underway to make a video series for Life Science and Chemistry. The International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development in 2022 makes this project extremely relevant once again in the 2022 school year. Valuable lessons learnt in the process will be shared.

        Speaker: Derek Fish (Universtiy of Zululand, South Africa)
      • 2:34 PM
        Physics Education Discussion 11m
    • 2:45 PM 3:30 PM
      Parallel Session 3: Medical Physics
      Convener: Marco Silari (CERN)
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Particle Physics (3)
      • 3:00 PM
        Laser-assisted high-energy processes 12m

        In this presentation, I will talk about some laser-assisted. processes in high energy physics. Through this theoretical study, we will show that the physical properties of charged particles change when they are subjected to an intense electromagnetic field.

        Speaker: Mohammed Jakha (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Faculté Polydisciplinaire, Équipe de Recherche en Physique Théorique et Matériaux (ERPTM), Béni Mellal, 23000, Morocc)
    • 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
      Parallel Session 2: Earth Physics
      Convener: Alassane TRAORE (Institute of Nuclear Techniques for Applications, Senegal)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
      ASFAP Working Groups
      Conveners: Hassan Ibrahim (Cairo Univerasity, Egypt) , Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africca) , Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 4:00 PM
        Particles and Applications: Accelerators, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Medical Physics, (particle)Astrophysics & Cosmology, Fluid & Plasma, Complex Systems, Instrumentation & Detectors, Computing, and Nuclear Energy 1h 30m
        Speakers: Ahmed Ali Abdelalim (Helwan University, also at CTP, Zewail City of Science and Tech.) , Bernard Asabere (GSSTI, AVN Ghana ) , Daniel Oluwole Makinde (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) , Diouma Kobor (University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor (UASZ)) , Edith Zinhle Buthelezi (iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation (ZA)) , Eric Ofosu (University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana) , Ghita Rahal (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) , Hassan Ibrahim (Cairo Univerasity, Egypt) , Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) , Joele Mira (iThemba LABS) , Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Western Cape, South Africa) , Mark Dalton (Jefferson Lab) , Mirjana Povic (ESSTI, Ethiopia) , Mohamed Chabab (Cadi Ayyad University (MA)) , Mojisola Usikalu (Covenant University, Nigeria) , Nieldane Stodart (iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation (ZA)) , Paul Gueye (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams) , Priscilla Muheki (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda) , Robinson J. Musembi (University of Nairobi, Kenya) , Sivuyile Manxoyi (South African Astronomical Observatory) , Stephen Avery (University of Pennsylvania) , Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) , Walaa Seif (Cairo University, Egypt) , Yasmine Sara Amhis (IJCLab (Orsay))
    • 5:30 PM 6:25 PM
      Poster Session in Gather.Town: Poster Session (1)
      Conveners: Diouma Kobor (University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal) , Oumar Ka (Senegalese Physical Society and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal)
      • 5:30 PM
        Solar cells and IoT 5m
        Speaker: Ossénatou Mamadou (Institute of Mathematics and Physics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)
      • 5:35 PM
        Structural, optical, electrical and dielectric study of Mg doped ZnO nanocrystals 5m
        Speaker: Chayma Abed (Faculté des sciences de Tunis, Tunisia)
      • 5:40 PM
        Theoretical study of two biquadratically coupled order parameters: Application to two-dimensional multiferroics 5m
        Speaker: Grâce TONGUE (Université de Dschang, Cameroon)
      • 5:45 PM
        Synthesis and study on structural, magnetic and ferroelectric properties of bismuth ferrite nanomaterials 5m
        Speaker: DIPTIRANJAN SAHU (Namibia University of Science and Technology)
      • 5:50 PM
        Granulometric Discrimination of Marine Sediments 5m
        Speaker: Modou Niang (Cheikh Anta DIOP University, Senegal)
      • 5:55 PM
        Development of Ni-doped SnO2 Dilute Magnetic Oxides for electronic and spintronics applications 5m
        Speaker: Yared Worku (University of South Africa)
      • 6:00 PM
        A green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles for water treatment: absorbent for removal of copper from wastewater 5m
        Speaker: Selma Nuusiku Ndatitangi Nandjemb (Namibia University of Science and Technology )
      • 6:05 PM
        Dynamics of Levitating Polaron on the thickness of the liquid helium films sandwich by two substrates under electromagnetic fields 5m
        Speaker: Jules-Ronald DJOMOU DJOMOU (Université de Dschang, Cameroon)
      • 6:10 PM
        Theoretical investigation of the molecular structure, vibrational spectra, thermodynamic and nonlinear optical properties of 4, 5‑dibromo‑2, 7dinitro‑ fluorescein 5m
        Speaker: Jean Baptiste FANKAM FANKAM (University of Yaounde 1-Cameroon)
      • 6:15 PM
        Effect of annealing time on the properties of Cu2Fe1-xCoxSnS4 (75% Co) thin film 5m
        Speaker: Safia Drissi (Laboratory of Materials, Energy and Environment (LMEE), Cadi Ayyad University, PB, 2390, Marrakech, Morocco)
      • 6:20 PM
        Structural and Optical proprieties of CuxS deposited by flash evaporation 5m
        Speaker: Lhoucin Amiri (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco)
    • 5:30 PM 6:25 PM
      Poster Session in Gather.Town: Poster Session (2)
      Conveners: Chilufya Mwewa (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) , Jae Yu (University of Texas at Arlington (US))
      • 5:30 PM
        Natural radionuclides and radiological risk assessment of granite mining field in Ariskop, Windhoek, Namibia 5m
        Speaker: Sylvanus Ameh Onjefu (Namibia University of Science and Technology)
      • 5:35 PM
        Evaluation of radioactivity and radiological health implications of shore sediments along the Okavango riverbank, Namibia 5m
        Speakers: Pedro Tjakwanda (Namibia University of Science and Technology) , Sylvanus Ameh Onjefu (Namibia University of Science and Technology)
      • 5:40 PM
        New charged Higgs boson discovery channel at the LHC 5m
        Speaker: Mohammed Boukidi (Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco)
      • 5:45 PM
        A High Granularity Timing Detector for the ATLAS detector Phase-II upgrade 5m
        Speaker: Hajar Imam (Universite Hassan II, Ain Chock (MA))
      • 5:50 PM
        Laser-assisted processes in standard model and beyond 5m
        Speaker: Mohamed OUHAMMOU (Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco)
      • 5:55 PM
        Effet du champ laser sur les rapports de branchement du pion chargé négativement 5m
        Speaker: Said Mouslih (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal, Morocoo)
      • 6:00 PM
        Elastic scattering of a muon neutrino by an electron assisted by laser 5m
        Speaker: Sabrine El Asri (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Faculté Polydisciplinaire, Équipe de Recherche en Physique Théorique et Matériaux (ERPTM), Béni Mellal, 23000, Morocco)
      • 6:05 PM
        Muon pair production at $e^{+}e^{-}$ colliders in the presence of a circularly polarized laser field 5m
        Speaker: Moha OUALI (Recherche Laboratory in Physics and Engineering Sciences, Team of Modern and Applied Physics, FPBM, USMS, Morocco.)
      • 6:10 PM
        Laser-assisted Z-boson decay 5m
        Speaker: JAKHA Mohamed (Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco)
      • 6:15 PM
        Natural Radioactivity and Associated Radiological Health Hazards Assessment in soil collected around the Van Eck Coal-Fired thermal power plant, Namibia 5m
        Speakers: Markus Hitila (Namibia University of Science and Technology) , Sylvanus Ameh Onjefu (Namibia University of Science and Technology)
      • 6:20 PM
        QUANTUMDISTANT CONTROL: QUANTUMGATES TELEPORTATION 5m
        Speaker: CHAIBATA Seida (Mohammed V University, Morocco)
    • 5:30 PM 6:20 PM
      Poster Session in Gather.Town: Poster Session (3)
      Conveners: Amare Abebe (North-West University, South Africa) , Paul Gueye (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, USA)
      • 5:30 PM
        Effects of color-neutrality on the density driven and thermally driven deconfinement phase transition in a finite volume 5m
        Speaker: Bachir Moussaoui (Laboratoire de Physique des Particules et Physique Statistique Ecole Normale Supèrieure-Kouba, B.P. 92, 16050, Vieux-Kouba, Algiers, Algeria)
      • 5:35 PM
        Some characteristics of the deconfinement phase transition in a finite volume: Finite-mass effects on some response functions 5m
        Speaker: Rokaya DJIDA (Ecole Normale Supérieure - Kouba, Algeria)
      • 5:40 PM
        Calculation of Radiative Corrections of the Tadpole for the Scalar field for the Gauge Field Propagator of Noncommutative Gauge Supersymmetric Theory 5m
        Speaker: Kenza Zaibak (École Normale Supérieure de Kouba (ENS), Kouba, Algeria)
      • 5:45 PM
        Investigation of the influence of different terms of the density of states on the color-singlet QGP partition function and some related physical quantities 5m
        Speaker: Amal AIT EL DJOUDI (Laboratoire de Physique des Particules et Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Kouba, B.P. 92, 16050, Vieux-Kouba, Algiers, Algeria )
      • 5:50 PM
        Gluon in radiative charmonium decay 5m
        Speaker: Azzeddine Benhamida (University of Oran 1 Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria)
      • 5:55 PM
        Expanding Universe in the frame of Deformed Phase Space 5m
        Speaker: TOGHRAI TAHIR (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco)
      • 6:00 PM
        Vacuum stability of the scalar potential in the compact 341 model 5m
        Speaker: Meriem Djouala (Laboratoire de Physique Mathématique et Subatomique, Frères Mentouri University, Constantine1, Algeria)
      • 6:05 PM
        One-loop radiative corrections to double Higgs production in the Inert Higgs Doublet Model in the Electron–Positron colliders 5m
        Speaker: Hamza Abouabid (Université Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco)
      • 6:10 PM
        Impact de la force tensorielle sur les propriétés fondamentales des isotopes de l'étain Sn 5m
        Speaker: Mohamed EL ADRI (Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco)
      • 6:15 PM
        SPIRAL2 (SP2) 5m
        Speaker: Dr Adnan Ghribi (GANIL, France)
    • 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
      ASFAP Working Group Summaries: Physics & Engagements
      Convener: Mirjana Povic (ESSTI, Ethiopia)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      International Institutes: FIP, UNESCO, AfLS
      Convener: Marie Clementine Uwineza Nibamureke (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
      • 12:00 PM
        APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) 25m

        The Forum on International Physics (FIP) is a voluntary association of the American Physical Society (APS) members, who are interested in advancing the knowledge of physics and its diffusion by fostering cooperation and communication among physicists of all countries. The FIP organizes focused sessions at APS meetings and the PHYSICS MATTERS monthly colloquia series as a “Physics for Development” initiative in COVID times. The FIP also distributes nominations for Distinguished Students travel grants, APS fellowships, and a Wheatley Award.
        The unique strength of the FIP lies in the openness of its agenda, which reflects the grassroots origin of this Forum.
        This talk will describe the FIP program and will present possible synergies with the program of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications.

        Speaker: Christine Darve (European Spallation Source, Sweden)
      • 12:30 PM
        Feedback from UNESCO 25m
        Speaker: Shamila Nair-Bedouelle (Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO)
      • 1:00 PM
        The African Light Source 25m

        The world faces many challenges, articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. African faces these challenges too and has in addition its own versions of them, as well as others. Consider also that we also need not only applied research to address these challenges, but also curiosity driven fundamental research. This advances knowledge and has longer timescales. It prepares humanity to address problems in new ways, and to address problems that have not yet manifested to the same extent as the previous ones. Having identified then the research issues, we can ask what science will contribute, and from there, what instrumentation. The single most significant instrument that emerges, is the modern light source, which is then surely a most transformative mega-research. Research is both fundamental and applied. Both streams lead to innovation, competitive industry, the solution of problems of particular relevance for Africa, high end human capacity development, building the culture of learning, the inspiration of young learners to greater efforts and building a new generation of competent and enabled youth. There are other aspects, such as science diplomacy, pan Africanism, the globalisation and democratisation of participation in new knowledge generation, the implication that the large scale research infrastructure is fed by a healthy regional and national capacity in terms of human and equipment infrastructure. The passionate belief in this positive role for mega-science in society has driven the momentum towards the African Light Source. A combination of African and International leadership towards an African Light Source is embodied in the project for a Light Source in Africa. These COVID times have seen the Light Source designated as an essential service, remaining open during lockdown, as the front-runner in the fight against this greatest scourge of our decade. Indeed, we would like to see Africa extend its already significant contribution, to combating this disease, and especially others of particular relevance to Africa, as well as those of the next Pandemics. This contribution details the progress on the Roadmap towards the African Light Source, and outlines especially the current and future projects.

        Speaker: Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
      Break 45m
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      General: Awards and Announcements

      Welcome addresses and overview talks

      Conveners: Amare Abebe (North-West University) , Esmeralda Yitamben
      • 2:15 PM
        Announcement of 3 best poster presentations 5m
        Speaker: Amare Abebe (North-West University)
      • 2:20 PM
        Announcement of 3 best oral presentations 5m
        Speaker: Esmeralda Yitamben
      • 2:25 PM
        Certificates of participation 5m
        Speaker: Ketevi Adikle Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      ASP, ASFAP: ASP, IEEE, ASFAP
      Convener: Horst Severini (University of Oklahoma (US))
      • 2:30 PM
        ASP COVID-19 Data Analysis Results 25m

        We studied the COVID-19 pandemic evolution in ten African Countries, namely Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, and Zambia. For each country considered, we modeled simultaneously the data of the active, recovered and death cases. In this study, we used a year of data since the first cases were reported. We estimated the time-dependent basic reproduction numbers, R0, and the fractions of infected but unaffected populations, to offer insights into containment and vaccine strategies in African countries. We found that R0≤4 at the start of the pandemic but has since fallen to R0∼1. The unaffected fractions of the populations studied vary between 1−10\% of the recovered cases. The results are published in the Scientific African, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e00987. We are continuing the study by including impacts of vaccination campaigns, and new countries such as Nigeria. In this talk, I will present the study and the results.

        Speaker: Toivo Samuel Mabote (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique)
      • 3:00 PM
        IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society 25m

        IEEE is the world’s largest professional association with more than 400'000 engineers and physicists worldwide. It contains 46 societies, with the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) being one of them, with about 3'000 members. Since several years NPSS organizes instrumentation schools in the areas of instrumentation for particle physics and medical imaging (PET). The schools were mainly held in developing counties like Vietnam, South Africa, Malaysia and Senegal, and were a mixture of introductory lectures and practical hands-on sessions in electronics, data acquisition and analysis. Efforts are currently under way to join efforts and resources between ASP and NPSS for future schools.

        Speaker: Stefan Ritt (Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland))
      • 3:30 PM
        ASFAP path forward & Feedback from IAC 25m
        Speaker: Fernando Quevedo (University of Cambridge, UK)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
      Colloquium
      Convener: Esmeralda Yitamben
      • 4:30 PM
        Physics for Sustainable Development in Africa 1h

        More than 60 years after independence, almost all African countries are still trying to achieve economic development. Several action plans to achieve this goal have been adopted and all of them stressed the need to put science and technology in the service of development by reinforcing the autonomous capacity of our countries in this field. From the Monrovia Strategy in 1979, the Lagos Plan of Action (LPA) for the economic development of Africa [1980-2000] to the Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) which consists of three inter linked pillars: capacity building, knowledge production and technological innovation, African countries are trying to advance education, science and technology, and human capital development in the continent. The current AU Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) places STI at the epicentre of Africa’s social and economic development within the long-term AU Agenda 2063. Through the implementation of STISA-2024, science, technology, and innovation are expected to impact critical sectors including agriculture, energy, environment, health, infrastructure, mining, security, and water, among others. This strategy is designed to respond to the need of transforming Africa into a Knowledge-based and Innovation-led Society. The fact is that Africa is changing, economic, social and infrastructural progress is visible, but at what pace and under what conditions, which raises questions about the strategic choices facing African decision-makers in a world where the knowledge economy dominates. In this presentation, we try to give some thoughts on the role that Physics could play in the achievement of Africa's sustainable development goals. The focus will be on the potential contribution of Physics to achieving the objectives of the Agenda 2063 flagship projects.

        Speakers: Arame Ndeye BOYE FAYE (Laboratory of Atoms Lasers, Department of University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) , Oumar Ka (Cheikh Anta Diop University)