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Promoting plasma physics in Africa

Manuel P. Alonso, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Lisboa, Portugal

The First Conference of Physics for Portuguese-speaking countries was held in Maputo. (Click to view larger version...)
The First Conference of Physics for Portuguese-speaking countries was held in Maputo.
The First Conference of Physics for Portuguese-speaking countries was held in Maputo, Mozambique, in September. Plasma physicists from Angola, Mozambique, Brazil and Europe discussed different ways to involve African nations in a research network focussing on plasma physics. The Chairmen of the the conference were Alexandre M. Maphossa from UEM/Mozambique and Mario J. Pinheiro from IST/Portugal.

Click here for the conference website.


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