Zoom Logo

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Working Group Within the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) - Shared screen with speaker view
DICKSON Andala
49:07
Use slide show
Bertrand Tchanche
51:07
Hello everybody !
Lawrence Norris
01:17:19
Prof. Chetty. Are you engaged with the new supercomputing center in Morocco as a computational materials scientist?
Lawrence Norris
01:18:08
The African Supercomputing Center (ASCC) https://ascc.um6p.ma/
Kunsa Haho
01:25:27
I am kunsa Haho(PhD student) from Ethiopia.It is frist time in atending in Africans M.R.S.It is interesting,all the idea raised here are very nice and encouranging.As a student it is challenging to me for computing computer.Is there a remote free HPC to use ouranging.or calculation?
Lawrence Norris
01:30:07
Major computing centers like African Supercomputing Center (https://ascc.um6p.ma/) in Morocco and Center for High Performance Computing Center (https://www.chpc.ac.za/) in South Africa, are usually user facilities, accessible via some process.
Lawrence Norris
01:34:35
But of course there is access to HPC as a tool, but for our purposes here today, to also computational materials scientists for ideas and collaboration. For that look to specialized entities like ASESMA (https://sites.google.com/site/asesmasite/), AMRS, EAIFR, National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (https://nithecs.ac.za/) and many more throughout the continent.
Lawrence Norris
01:35:50
The two places to get mentoring and collaborators, HPCs vice schools, workshops, NGOs etc, are of course not exhaustive or mutually exclusive.
Dalal Khudhur
01:39:45
Can we have the questionnaire right now?
Lawrence Norris
01:52:33
I'm here. I don't have anything to add to what I've typed in the chat
African Materials Research Society
01:52:54
Okay. Thank you
Nithaya Chetty
01:53:07
Prof Maaza: What advice can you give young material scientists to access international experimental research infrastructures? What role can AMRS play to facilitate such access? Regards, Nithaya
Lawrence Norris
01:54:30
If we had to draw up a list of major/mid-scale facilities for CMMP research in Africa, what would you add to this list? --- Light Sources--- Neutron Sources--- High Performance Computing Centers--- Research Libraries and Journals Access--- Advanced Laser Centers--- High Magnetic Field Centers
Sonia Haddad
01:56:59
For ICTP in Africa see https://eaifr.ictp.it/
Katawoura Beltako
01:57:48
I am postdoc in quantum transport at nanoscale (currently in Germany). I am willing to build a collaborative research with scientists from AFrica, working on molecular electronics, thermoelectricity at nanoscale, using DFT/DFT+NEGF. Please get in touch with me if interested (katawoura@aims.edu.gh).
Katawoura Beltako
01:59:23
I will like to share here this physics conference we are also organizing in Nigeria in 2022: https://ascin.org/ascin/views/asn_conference_describ.php?rvv_cfr=3
Lawrence Norris
02:00:07
Katawoura, I think there is a professor at EAIFR working on some of those topics.
Omololu Akin-Ojo
02:01:31
Lawrence is correct.
Bertrand Tchanche
02:02:05
@Katawoura - we could see how to collaborate.
Bertrand Tchanche
02:02:27
bertrand.tchanche@uadb.edu.sn
Omololu Akin-Ojo
02:02:28
Katawoura, we will be happy to work with you. What materials are you working on? We have some colleagues in Africa working on half Heussler Alloys for thermoelectric application -- but bulk materials, not nanomaterials yet
Lawrence Norris
02:03:05
I think Steve Ndengué https://eaifr.org/about/faculty/
DICKSON Andala
02:04:43
Thanks Prof Maaza
Fasil Dejene
02:07:05
I am a Lecturer in experimental condensed matter physics at Loughborough University, UK. Specifically I work in 2D material spintronics and thermoelectrics. I will be happy to discuss potential collaboration via short visits or matched funding PhD studentship. I have access to thin film growth, cryogenic low temperature resistivity and magentisation measureements. I am happy to collaborate with fellow african physicsts or chemists. So, please feel free to get in touch at f.dejene@lboro.ac.uk
Nithaya Chetty
02:07:29
Good to see you again, Ketevi, and thank you for all you are doing for physics in Africa
Katawoura Beltako
02:08:47
Thanks Ketevi
Karen Cloete
02:09:31
Thank you Prof Maaza for a great talk!
Nene Tandjigora
02:11:23
👍🏽
Nene Tandjigora
02:13:41
Can we have access to the recorded?
Sonia Haddad
02:14:19
@Nene, yes sure.
Nene Tandjigora
02:14:47
thanks👍🏽
Shaimaa Ali
02:19:43
Thank you Prof Malik
Shaimaa Ali
02:26:17
Hi Adam ..Happy to hear that you are fine
Shaimaa Ali
02:26:35
I'm in Egypt
Shaimaa Ali
02:26:42
you?
Daniel Wamwangi
02:32:33
At the AU/national level any liaison with the Scientific attaché...
Shaimaa Ali
02:33:22
Great
Shaimaa Ali
02:33:34
we need to chat and communicate
Shaimaa Ali
02:34:10
here is my email smohamed@zewailcity.edu.eg
Tesfaye Feyisa
02:38:31
Hello! my name is Tesfaye Feyisa, from Ethiopia. I want to attend my PhD degree in England. for further information Email: tesfefa@gmail.com
Tesfaye Feyisa
02:49:43
ok! thank you
Fasil Dejene
02:58:33
Thank you everyone.I have to leave now but will be happy to contribute to this cause.
Mohsen Mhadhbi
02:58:41
Thanks for all
Lawrence Norris
03:00:33
Hi all, I want to re-iterate this question If we had to draw up a list of major/mid-scale facilities for CMMP research in Africa, what would you add to this list? --- Light Sources--- Neutron Sources--- High Performance Computing Centers--- Research Libraries and Journals Access--- Advanced Laser Centers--- High Magnetic Field Centers
Gbor Judith Sedoo
03:01:14
is there a deadline for submission of letters?
Daniel Wamwangi
03:03:10
Besides Physics are there other initiatives in sister subjects such as STEM...
Daniel Wamwangi
03:03:36
Mathematics/engineering/...
Daniel Wamwangi
03:04:49
Laser sources
Tesfaye Feyisa
03:06:02
tesfefa@gmail.com
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:07:10
Thanks for the best presentations. The problem is the lack of communication between the African countries. There is a lack of initiatives to bring African colleagues together and strengthen collaborations and innovations.
Daniel Wamwangi
03:09:24
Fabrication centres at high end research labs: facilitation of mobility grants,
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:10:09
I agree. I suggest exchanges and practicable things (projects, conventions, exchanges of experts, ...) between all African countries.
Daniel Wamwangi
03:10:37
Open sourceware and hardware...to aid in the development of instrumentation...
Sonia Haddad
03:11:41
These discussions are an excellent starting point to prepare several LOI for the strategy…
Daniel Wamwangi
03:11:44
Great point Nithaya
Lawrence Norris
03:12:25
Thank you Nithaya for a very comprehensive response.
Tesfaye Feyisa
03:12:48
Hello Dejene! I tried so many time to send. however your email doesn't accept. my email is tesfefa@gmail.com please contact me!
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:13:38
For example, here in Tunisia we have equipment and large platforms in various fields but we lack the exchange with our brothers and colleagues from AFRICA.
Tesfaye Feyisa
03:13:42
Hello Dejene! I tried so many time to send. however your email doesn't accept. my email is tesfefa@gmail.com please contact me!
Timmo van der Beek
03:14:51
While I was still working in the Netherlands, we were forced to publish our work on ARXIV after the article had been accepted in a peer-reviewed journal. I believe this has become more and more common practice (in the nanophotonics community).
Sonia Haddad
03:18:40
I saw a few of African physicists in condensed matter putting their manuscripts in arxiv before or after they have been published
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:19:54
Dear Omololu; thanks for your reply. I am open to any type of collaboration with all colleagues around the world. Please contact me by email: mhadhbi_mohsen@yahoo.fr
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:20:08
Welcome for all
Abdelaali Fargi
03:20:38
Please I want the recorded version of this workshop as well as the chat conversation. Thank you in advance.
Malik Maaza
03:21:17
Dear colleagues, I do apologise, I am obliged to leave the meeting & wish you fruitfuldeliberations.
Sonia Haddad
03:21:33
You will receive by email a link to the recording
Bertrand Tchanche
03:21:47
Thanks a lot, Malik
Sonia Haddad
03:21:58
Thank you very much Prof. Maaza
ADRAOUI IMANE
03:22:24
Thnak you Pr Maaza
Daniel Wamwangi
03:24:11
How active are local Institutes of physics
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:24:15
Please distribute all participants' email addresses to stay in touch and to collaborate and exchange expertise
Omololu Akin-Ojo
03:24:19
Thank you all.
Zewdu Weldemichael Zena
03:24:22
Thanks all. It was a fruitful discussion.
Shaimaa Ali
03:24:35
please send a copy of the records
Meresa Tsegay
03:25:33
Well presented and looking forward for the bright future.
Evance Obara
03:26:20
thank you all. so nice discussion
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:26:52
Thank you for all participants and for all the discussions and suggestions.
Daniel Kpehe Bolay
03:26:54
Many thanks for this workshop
Kunsa Haho
03:27:33
Very encouraging.Thank you all
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:28:17
"We can work and publish together in the service of science"
Timmo van der Beek
03:28:45
I agree with the comment that the process is more important than the outcome.
Timmo van der Beek
03:28:56
Thank you for organizing.
Daniel Wamwangi
03:29:28
Thank you...
Nene Tandjigora
03:30:27
Goodbye All
Sonia Haddad
03:30:50
Thank for all of you
Mohsen Mhadhbi
03:31:44
Goodbye
Zerfie Mihabaw
03:31:50
Thank you so much.It was nice workshop.
Okoli Nonso Livinus
03:32:10
Thank you all
Gbor Judith Sedoo
03:32:21
bye too
Ghofrane Charrada
03:32:34
Thanks
Abdelaali Fargi
03:32:44
Thank you