Kenya 2012

In summer 2012, Chepkoilel University College, Eldoret, hosted the second ASESMA school up in northwestern Kenya, organized locally by professors George Amolo and Nicholas Makau.The two-week school focused on Quantum ESPRESSO, a popular, open-source software package for electronic structure calculations, and included equal parts classroom lectures and hands-on computer labs. Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo, Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya were all represented among the school's participants.


The workshop covered methodological aspects such as density functional theory, pseudopotentials, plane waves, iterative diagonalization methods, etc. It will included the application of electronic structure methods to the mechanical, dynamical, electronic, and magnetic properties of materials. The workshop will consist of lectures and of hands-on computational laboratories based on the Quantum-Espresso codes.


R.M. Martin (USA, Chair), O.O. Adewoye (Nigeria), M. Alouani (France), G. Amolo (Kenya), S. Baroni (Italy), P. Borcherds (UK), R. Car (USA), R. Catlow (UK), N. Chetty (South Africa), XinGao Gong (China), J. Gubernatis (USA), W. Kohn (USA), A. Leggett (USA), Yu Lu (China), N. Marzari (Switzerland), S.Y. Mensah (Ghana), B. M'Passi Mabiala (Congo-Brazzaville), S. Narasimhan (India), C.M.I. Okoye (Nigeria), D. Pettifor (UK), K. Reed (USA), S. Scandolo (Italy), W. Soboyejo (USA), N. Spaldin (Switzerland), P. Woafo (Cameroon).

Click on the links below to see the names and faces of the attendees of ASESMA 2012 at Chepkoilel College, Eldoret in Kenya.



Photos from the school can be found here



American Physical Society, Division of Computational Physics

Beijing Computational Science Research Center

Chepkoilel University College

CNR-IOM-DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center, Trieste, Italy

International Center for Materials Research (ICMR), Santa Barbara, USA

International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

National Council for Science and Technology, Kenya

National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa

US Liaison Committee for IUPAP

International Council for Science (ICSU)

ETH Global, Switzerland