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5th African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) Program for all African Students (Fully-funded Training Program in Namibia) 2018

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The 5th edition of the biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications, ASP2018, will take place on June 24 – July 14, 2018 in Namibia.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Namibia, and Namibia University of Science and Technology Windhoek, Namibia

About the Award: The ASP activities consist of the following components:

  1. A 3-week scientific program for 60–80 students from all over Africa with a minimum if 3 years university education in mathematics, physics, computing and/or engineering. ASP2018-Namibia;
  2. African Conference on Fundamental Physics and Applications (ACP) organized in parallel to the students and teachers activities. It  includes invited and contributed talks in many different tracks. ACP2018-Namibia;
  3. A one-week workshop is organized to train 70–80 high school teachers for improved physics teaching;
  4. A one-week program that consists of outreach to motivate 200–250 learners to develop and maintain interest in physics;
  5.  A forum that consists of talks, discussions and debate about the role and the future of ASP in capacity development in Africa;
  6. Continuously,  an active mentoring and coaching program to help ASP students.

Members of the International Organizing Committee made a site visit to Namibia on June 12-16, 2017. The objective of the site visit was to meet with the Local Organizing Committee and to converge on a program of actions leading towards a successful ASP.

Fields of Training: The ASP includes lectures, demonstrations, experimentation and hands-on tutorials in the following ares:

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology;
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics;
  • Accelerator, Medical and Radiation Physics;
  • High Performance Computing;
  • Physics Education;
  • Physics Communication;
  • Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency;

Type: Training

Eligibility: Priority will be given to:

  • African students with a minimum of 3-year university education in physics, mathematics, engineering or computer science;
  • Students that did not attend any previous editions of ASP.

Value of Award: Selected students will receive travel coverage, accommodation and full board.

Duration of Program: It is planned for June 24 – July 14, 2018.

How to Apply: Application materials needed:

  • CV
  • Statement of interest
  • All university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation from university advisor

Application to be submitted online here.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: African School of Physics

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