The second African School of Fundamental Physics and its Applications

ASP2012, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

Submitted by Christine Darve (European Spallation Source, SE) on behalf of the ASP2012 International Organizing Committee

asp2012During the three and a half week school, July 15 through August 8, forty-nine students from fifteen African countries plus one student from Iran have been trained by world renowned scientists. ASP2012, sponsored by twenty-two institutions, has demonstrated the capacity and resources available in an African university and was an opportunity to discover young African talent. The goal of the school is to be a catalyzer to improve the quality of physics education in Africa. More information is at

Disclaimer - The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on International Physics Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.