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The African Physics Newsletter (APN) is a quarterly, electronic publication about physics in Africa as gathered and reported by an Editorial Board of African physicists representing various regions of the continent. APS has published the newsletter, which launched in 2019, since its inception.
The newsletter is available free of charge and open to all.
From Editor Stéphane Kenmoe: "In this issue, we bring you the latest developments in the physical sciences within Africa and the Diaspora. The news is marked by major capacity-building and networking events, honors for development actors, and breakthroughs in cutting-edge fields. This issue is a tribune of opportunity, visions, and scientific strategies for sustainable development grounded in physics, with the aim of inspiring research and exemplary leadership."
Discover perspectives and updates from physicists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Egypt, Somalia, and more, and read discussions on the African School of Physics, Genius in Africa, and the Women in Nuclear Global Excellence Award. This issue also includes an interview with Nature Africa, information about research collaboratives in solar energy, and more.
The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the African Physics Newsletter are not peer reviewed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of APS.
The newsletter was created in response to physicists and physics institutions across the continent who expressed an interest in a Pan-African physics communication vehicle to foster connections among physicists residing in Africa, diaspora communities and the broader physics community. Surveys conducted by the Physics in Africa project—an undertaking of APS, UK Institute of Physics, European Physical Society, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, and South African Institute of Physics—revealed this need as gaps in communication can often exist among these communities.
Kenmoe is a researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He earned a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Germany (2015). Kenmoe earned his postgraduate diploma in condensed matter from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 2011 and a master's degree from the University of Dschang in Cameroon in 2009. Dedicated to advancing the careers of early-career African scientists, he actively engages in networking initiatives and promotes knowledge transfer to Africa. As the driving force behind the Central African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications, Kenmoe is involved in fostering scientific connections and bridging the gap between science and society. Beyond academia, he is a science popularizer on TV and social media, a film producer, and a versatile writer, contributing to both scientific literature and fiction.
Stéphane Kenmoe, editor-in-chief, sits down with Nature Reviews Physics for a Q&A about the ways that APN is bringing together physicists in Africa and from the African diaspora while showcasing African physics worldwide.
The APN editorial board members consist of African physicists serving as professors, researchers, lecturers, and physics community leaders.
The APN advisory board members have served at universities and laboratories around the world.
Review previous issues of the newsletter, going back to February 2019.
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