The African Light Source

The African Light Source 2016-12-06T15:31:04+00:00

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Science Talk
Presenter: Prof Simon Connell, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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After many discussions both within
Africa and globally over the past fifteen
years, momentum is growing for an
African advanced Light Source. At the first African Light Source Conference and Workshop held at the ESRF in Grenoble from 16-20 November 2015 (see http://www.saip.org.za/AfLS2015/), a Steering Committee was established with a large African and global footprint to drive the Roadmap towards an African Light source. This talk will overview African Research at Synchrotrons, and the look at the Roadmap towards the AfLS and our progress on this Roadmap.
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connellProf Simon Connell
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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Simon Connell is professor of physics within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg with interests in particle, nuclear, solid state, quantum and applied physics. He is the founding member of the South African participation in High Energy Physics at the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. He has published over 150 papers in International Journals and is an ATLAS author. He is a past President of the South African Institute of Physics. He has worked for many years at the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF). Together with the SA Synchrotron User Community, he has promoted the development of the South African user base for Light Sources, which are premier international multi-disciplinary research tools. This has now led to the African Light Source (AfLS) Project. A Steering Committee has been established since November 2015 (where Simon Connell is acting chair) to progress the roadmap towards the AfLS.
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