Allotey workshop: connecting Liverpool to Africa through mathematics and data science
The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosted the Allotey workshop: connecting Liverpool to Africa through mathematics and data science from 14-17 May 2018.
This event was dedicated to the memory of Professor Francis Allotey. Professor Francis is well known for the “Allotey Formalism” in X-ray spectroscopy. He obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees from Princeton University and Imperial College London, and he became the first Ghanaian full professor of mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University in 1974. He contributed to many international institutions including the Council of the prestigious Abdus Salam Centre since 1996. Among his many achievements for promoting science in Africa is his role in establishing AIMS Ghana in 2012.
During this workshop prominent researchers in mathematics and data science from the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Liverpool gave talks on current research topics, with the intent of bringing mathematics and data science at the forefront of the addressing global challenges. The research areas addressed spanned probability and stochastic analysis, control theory and partial differential equations to theoretical physics and mathematical biology.
For details of the workshop programme please visit the Allotey Workshop website.