22-30 July 2021
North-West University
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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GA2024: an opportunity for physics in Africa

30 Jul 2021, 11:30
Potchefstroom Campus (North-West University)

Potchefstroom Campus

North-West University

Oral Presentation Track E - Physics for Development, Education and Outreach Physics for Development, Education and Outreach


Vanessa McBride (University of Cape Town & SAAO)


In 2024, for the first time in the 100 year history of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the General Assembly will take place on the African continent! The capacity to host a General Assembly is a result of exciting infrastructure and human capital development projects on the continent, and also shows that Africa is no longer just peripheral to the global scientific endeavour. In this presentation, we share the vision for the 2024 General Assembly of the IAU through the lenses of research, people, infrastructure and legacy. We hope to stimulate collaborations that can shape the future of astronomy and physics both on the African continent, and globally.

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Primary authors

Vanessa McBride (University of Cape Town & SAAO) Kevindran Govender (South African Astronomical Observatory)

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