ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research
KIST2 Building CST
University of Rwanda
POSTPONED: The Third African Synchrotron Light Source Conference (AfLS3)
The third African light source conference will review the light source based science and further progress the vision of an African Light Source. NOTE: Event postponed to November 2021; exact dates to be announced.
The AfLS3 comes after the successful second African Light Source Conference (AfLS2) held in Accra, Ghana, from 28 Jan - 3 Feb 2019, which in turn followed first African Light Source Conference and Workshop (AfLS1) held at the ESRF in Grenoble in November 2015. During the AfLS1, the roadmap towards the ultimate establishment of an AfLS was developed, together with a Steering Committee which had both a large African and global footprint. The Roadmap relates to developing the user base, the projects, deep capacity building, promoting networks, scientific and technical exchanges, building associated local infrastructural capacity, raising the profile of the project politically and developing the Pan African strategic plan with African leadership. AfLS2 built on these foundations, in particular, developing the Pan-African and socio-political aspects, while the science and the motivation grew ever stronger.
The third African light source conference will review the light source based science and further progress the vision of an African Light Source. This conference will cover topics that include Medical Sciences, Heritage Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental sciences, Energy Sciences, Nano Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mineral Sciences, Accelerator and Detector Sciences, Competitive Industry, Capacity Building and Infrastructures. There will also be sessions on the strategy and vision for an African light source. Details on the AfLS project are here.