Speaker: Dr. Benard Mulilo

Venue: Inkanyezi Building Auditorium
Date: 5 Dec
Time: 17:45 – 18:45
The Young Physicists Forum (YPF) was formulated in 2021 under the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) alongside other Engagement and Physics Working Groups. The objectives of the Forum include, among others, to solicit for a wider community input of ideas of the challenges and opportunities early-career physicists on the African continent face and solutions thereof. The Forum’s main mandate, therefore, is to promote good-quality education and high scientific research output on the African Continent. The Continent currently produces less than 1% of the total global scientific research output. This is quite low considering the large continental size. In this lecture, the challenges and opportunities young physicists face and possible solutions are outlined so as to build capacity for education and high scientific research output in Africa.


Dr. Benard MULILO is a faculty member of the Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences at the University of Zambia, Great East Road Campus, Lusaka, Zambia. He is specialized in Nuclear and High Energy Physics and acquired his PhD from the Graduate School of Korea University in Seoul, South Korea in collaboration with the RIKEN Research Institute in Japan. Dr. Mulilo is the Principal Coordinator of the Nuclear, High Energy, and Medical Physics (NHEMP) Research Group at the University of Zambia and he currently represents the University as an Institutional Board (IB) Member of the PHENIX Collaboration in the PHENIX Experiment using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York, United States. Dr. Benard MULILO is also one of the conveners of the Young Physicists Forum (YPF) under the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics - https://africanphysicsstrategy.org

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