Update as of May 2020:  ONLINE LECTURE SERIES

New dates for ASP2020 will be announced in late Summer, tentatively.

In the meantime, since May 2020, weekly seminars / colloquia supplementing the school are held online, via the interactive webinar platform Zoom.

Check this link  for upcoming online lectures!

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Update as of 31 March 2020:
ASP2020 has been postponed due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Organizers plan to hold the school at a later moment, still to be determined.

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The aim of the Biennial Africal School of Fundamental Physics and Application is to build capacity to harvest, interpret, and exploit the results of current and future physics experiments and to increase proficiency in related applications.

The school is based on a close interplay between theoretical, experimental, and applied physics.

The participating students are selected from all over Africa. A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of  selected participants.

The school also offers a workshop to train high school teachers, an outreach to motivate high school pupils and a physics conference to support a broader participation of African research faculties. The duration of the school allows for networking-€“interactions among the participants.

Access and participation in fundamental science is an important right. Through this work, it is hoped that the community of scientists who are at the forefront of science is enhanced and diversified thus fulfilling the mission of international research and education.
Main topics:

1. Nuclear and Particle Physics;
2. Astrophysics and Cosmology;
3. Accelerators, Radiation and Medical Physics;
4. Material Physics;
5. High Performance Computing;
6. Physics Education;
7. Physics Communciation;
8. Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency;
9. Quantum Information

There will be lectures / talks in theory and experiment in the above fields, some of which are applied physics, and hands-on exercises on computing-related aspects.

For full information please visit


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