The time zone is controlled by you as an Indico Setting (top right). The session times will therefore be shifted if you are not set to Central Africa Time (CAT) = GMT+2.
Advanced light sources are the most transformational scientific facilities currently known, impacting fields from anthropology, biophysics, and chemistry, to Earth sciences, engineering, medicine, paleontology, physics, materials science, vaccinology, and zoology. Investments in big science facilities are positively related to increasing national economic outputs, increasing efficiencies, greater attractiveness for investments –domestic and foreign, improvement in training and job opportunities, reduction of disease burdens, and ultimately increases in quality of life.
An advanced light source in Africa is vital if African governments and civil society are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The African Light Source (AfLS) Foundation endeavors to progress African science and engineering, and to establish an advanced light source on the African continent, along with developing and all the necessary human and institutional infrastructure.
As advanced light sources support multiple disciplines, the AfLS conference formally includes participation by the following Pan African scientific societies, which we are proud to count as supporters and partners in our vision.
Our conference programme consists of joint plenaries, workshops, town hall gatherings, and streams of parallel sessions on a robust set of topics. Contributed oral presentations and posters are welcome.
The conference programme starts at 08h00 GMT+2 each day, 15-19 November. Registrants will be sent a digital program book prior the conference opening, and a reminder of the Zoom room links 1 hour before each session. All sessions will be lived streamed to YouTube.
The general schedule outline is indicated below. The session times are in Central Africa Time (CAT) = GMT+2.
The programme details, as they are updated, are available in the Timetable link on the left-hand menu.