Prof Catherine Marion Cress, a Principal Research Scientist at the Center for High Performance Computing in Capetown, South Africa, and an Extra-ordinary Adjunct Professor of Astrophysics at the University of the Western Cape will be travelling to Kenya between 12-13 July, and will visit the department of Physics on 13th July 2015. During her visit, she will be giving a public seminar titled “Developing High Performance Computing and “Big Data” science in Kenya”, and will focus on the upcoming world's largest radio telescope- The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) telescope, part of which Kenya is proposed to host. Read brief CV HERE>>>
Chiromo. School of Physical sciences Boardroom
The 2nd Sub Saharan Africa Solar Summit has kicked off in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Department of Physics is represented by Dr. Justus Simiyu and Mr. Charles Obure in the two day summit that is being held at Golden Tulip Hotel. The theme of the summit is to discuss the emerging technologies in renewable energy and more so emphasis on mini grids, energy storage and battery technology. This is with main focus on Sub Saharan Africa’s rural communities. In his opening remarks, the summit chairman, Prof Abubakr Bahaj of University of Southampton, UK stressed the need for access to reliable energy for development. For this to be successful, one of the key issues is capacity building in the area of renewable energy (solar energy in this context). The summit has brought together entrepreneurs, funding agencies, energy regulators, education and researchers from around the world.
Dr Simiyu at the summit
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania