BNL Colloquium: Summary of 2022-2023 ASP short-term visits for research




The African School of Physics (ASP) consists of series activities to support the academic growth of African students. One activity is  the short-term visit for research program where alumni of ASP spend 3-6 at BNL for research.   Nine ASP alumni came to BNL between July and December 2019.  The program resumed in 2022 when 6 ASP alumni have come to BNL for the period of August 2022 to February 2023. They are placed within different research groups and assigned research advisors according to their majors and physics interests. This program is supported by DOE, the BNL Diversity Office, Nuclear & Particle Physics Diversity Council and the departments and research groups that hosted participants. 


In this talk, we have short presentations by ASP alumni (cohort of 2022) on the work they have been doing during their stay at BNL:


  1. Dr. Kayode Dada (Obafemi  Awolowo University, Nigeria), CFN, "Indentation Technique for the Examination of Nanomechanical Properties of Human Tissues"
  2. Rado Fanantenana Razakamiandra (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), EDG, "Universal performance analysis of the DUNE Front-End Mother Boards for quality control"
  3. Antalia Ariel Rabarisoa (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), EDG, "Analysis of QC results from the DUNE LArASIC chip testing"
  4. Asmaa Aboulhorma (Mohammed V University, Morocco), Omega Group, "Search for Beyond-Standard-Model (BSM) Higgs boson decay to 2l2j with the ATLAS detector at the LHC"
  5. Xola Mapekula (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Omega Group, "Improving discovery potential of Beyond Standard Model Physics through detector, software and analysis techniques in ATLAS and PIONEER"
  6. Zainab Soumaimi (Mohammed V University, Morocco), Omega Group, "Slow control system development for the thermal cycle of the ITk Strip staves"




Organized by

Dr. Kétévi A. Assamagn