ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research
KIST2 Building CST
University of Rwanda
EAIFR works with the U.S.– Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure (USAfrI) to increase the scientific exchange between African and U.S. physicists with opportunities to have a major impact on research and education in Africa. Electronic Structure is a natural choice because it is an essential part of research with applications in many fields, and there is a network of capable researchers in Africa generated by sustained efforts since 2010 with the ASESMA series.
EAIFR is a natural choice because of its scientific alignment, international engagement, and deep familiarity with the needs and training of physicists from the many African nations.
As of 2021, EAIFR has co-organized two USAfrI events: the 2021 March Meeting Kickoff and the 2021 June USAfrI Workshop. The next USAfrI event is planned for Summer 2022: a hybrid (online and in-person) workshop, immediately followed by individual visits of Africans to research groups and user facilities in the U.S. to further develop potential working relationships.
The U.S.-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure is supported by the Innovation Fund of the American Physical Society.