LAAAMP-AfLS Africa Workshop

African Light Source (by Zoom)

African Light Source

by Zoom

African Light Source Foundation, Lawrence Norris (African Light Source Foundation) , Michele Zema (International Union of Crystallography) , Sekazi Mtingwa (Manager, of LAAAMP FAST Program) , Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)

A workshop for possible applicants for LAAAMP 2023 FaST grants organized by the African Light Source, and featuring the African Crystallographic Association, African Physical Society, and African Materials Research Society.

    • 14:00 14:15
      Introduction to LAAAMP 15m
      Speakers: Prof. Michele Zema (International Union of Crystallography) , Prof. Sekazi Mtingwa (Manager, LAAAMP FAST Program) , Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)
    • 14:15 14:30
      Introduction to the AfLS 15m
      Speaker: Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)
    • 14:30 15:00
      LAAAMP training at Elettra 30m

      Giorgio Paolucci (Chief Scientific Officer) - Introduction to Elettra and its collaboration with LAAAMP

      Giuliana Aquilanti (Head of XAFS beamline) - Previous experience with LAAAMP FAST Teams at Elettra

      Jasper Rikkert Plaisier (Head of MCX beamline) - Introduction to the beamline currently hosting a LAAAMP FAST team

      Sidoine Bonou (X-TechLab, Benin; LAAAMP FAST team leader currently at Elettra) - Presentation of the project for the LAAAMP visit

    • 15:00 15:15
      Introduction to African Crystallographic Association (AfCA) 15m
      Speaker: Delia Haynes (Stellenbosch University)
    • 15:15 15:35
      Photon Factory 20m
      Speaker: Hitoshi Abe (Photon Factory (PF), Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
    • 15:35 15:55
      Columbia Univ, BNL NSLS-II, Diamond 20m
      Speaker: Simon Billinge (Columbia University)
    • 15:55 16:15
      ESRF 20m
      Speaker: Gordon Leonard (European Synchrotron Radiation Dacility)
    • 16:15 16:35
      Writing Successful LAAAMP FAST Proposals 20m
      Speaker: Sekazi Mtingwa (Manager, LAAAMP FAST Program)
    • 16:35 16:55
      Panel Discussion - Effective Advertising to Potential Applicants 20m
      Speaker: Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)
      • Lessons from the IUCr 4m
        Speaker: Prof. Michele Zema (International Union of Crystallography)
      • Lessons from AfPS 4m
        Speaker: Lawrence Norris (African Physical Society)
      • Lessons from ASP 4m
        Speaker: Ketevi Adikle Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • Group discussion 8m
    • 16:55 17:00
      Closing 5m
      Speaker: Prof. Sekazi Mtingwa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Brookhaven National Laboratory& African Laser Centre)