Lighting UP Africa 2015

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Lighting UP Africa with lasers, optics, and fibres

15-21 March 2015, Carthage, Tunisia

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The workshop « Lighting UP Africa with lasers, optics, and fibres » is organized by the Optical Society of Tunisia and the African Laser Centre. It will be conducted over 6 days (15-21 March 2015) in Carthage, Tunisia. The official language of the workshop is English.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

1. To promote appreciation of learning optics and photonics and to encourage further learning in this regard;

2. To provide an experience of the use of the active learning method and methodology in optics and photonics, including the use of experiments and hands-on exercises, class and group discussions, and conceptual evaluation;

3. To introduce participants to novel, low cost experiments based on lasers, LEDs, optical fibres, photodetectors, etc. to build their own setup. In this manner, all effort will be made to ensure the implementation and sustained use of the experiments at the African universities involved in the workshop:

* SpecUP (an educational spectrophotometer kit designed by the University of Pretoria in conjunction with the NLC and ALC),
* WDM Wavelength Division Multiplexing experiments using optical fibres and
* N2 Laser kits.

Trainers

Prof. Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Faculty of sciences of Tunis, Univ. Tunis El Manar, Tunisia,

Dr. Amine Ben Salem, Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia,

Dr. Rim Cherif, Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia,

Prof. Andrew Forbes, CSIR NLC, South Africa,

Dr. Patricia Forbes, Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa,

Prof. Hubertus Von Bergmann, Univ. of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Invited Speakers

Prof. Philip St. J. Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany,

Dr. Eugene Arthurs, SPIE, United States,

Prof. Mohamed Abdelharith, NILES, Cairo University, Egypt,

Prof. Andrew Forbes, CSIR NLC, South Africa,

Prof. Ahmadou Wagué, University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, Senegal,

Prof. Mourad Zghal, Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia,

Directors

Prof. Mourad Zghal, President of the Optical Society of Tunisia

Prof. Andrew Forbes, CSIR NLC, South Africa

Coordinators

Ms. Amira Baili, Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia

Dr. Amine Ben Salem, Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia

e-mail: contact.lupa2015@gmail.com

Tel: +216 22 574 101, Fax: +216 71 856 829.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Rabah Attia (Ecole polytechnique de Tunisie, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia).

Dr. Rim Cherif (Sup’Com, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia).

Dr. Youssef Majdi (Faculty of sciences of Tunis, Univ. Tunis El Manar, Tunisia).

Who should attend ?

The workshop is targeted towards graduate students, young researchers, physics teachers, technicians and university lecturers from Tunisian and African universities. Participants will be introduced to novel, low cost experiments based on lasers, LEDs, optical fibres, photodetectors, etc. to build their own setup. Tunisian and South African speakers will give the course lectures and supervise the hand-on activities.

How to apply ?

Please fill the Application_form_LUPA 2015 and send it back to: contact.lupa2015@gmail.com before 31 December 2014.

Call for application is now closed!

 

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