2021 Workshop for the US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure

Updated June 11, 2021 at 11:01pm Central time

Overview of Workshop June 14-18, 2021

June 14 -18, 2021, Organized by ICTP-EAIFR, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda. The workshop will be held 3 hours daily. In order to accommodate the time change, the workshop will be in the late afternoon in Rwanda and morning in California.

There is no registration fee for the USAfrI 2021 workshop. Please register by May 24, 2021 for the USAfrI 2021 workshop.

This USAfrI June 2021 workshop will be a 5-day program conducted online, and is intended to enable participants from both continents meet each other to identify common research interests. The US-Africa Initiative sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund. For additional information, please contact usafri@eaifr.org

Preliminary List of Partipicants top

Preliminary Schedule top

The talk and speakers will be updated here, when available.

Monday, June 14, 2021 -- Day's Theme: Energy and Geo Materials

Pacific Time Kigali Time Session Duration
6 - 6:15am 3 -3:15pm Welcome from US-Africa Initiative 15 min
6:15 - 6:45am 3:15 - 3:45pm Keynote talk: Elif Ertekin, UIUC 30 min
6:45 - 6:55am 3:45- 3:55pm Q&A with Elif Ertekin 10 min
6:55 - 7:25am 3:55 - 4:25pm 3 talks: titles TBA 30 mins (10 min per talk)
7:25 - 7:40am 4:25 - 4:40pm Q&A to panel discussion on talks 15 minutes
7:40 - 8am 4:40 - 5pm  5 Breakout Rooms: Meet and Greet the day’s speakers 20 minutes (Rooms 1 to 5)  
Poster Sessions: 12 - 15 Posters related to the daily theme(s)
8 - 8:15am 5 -5:15pm “Slam”-style videos: one-minute introduction to each poster 12-15 min
8:15 - 9am 5:15 - 6pm Poster presentations in 12-15 Breakout Rooms 45-52 min

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -- Day's Theme: Functional Materials

Pacific Time Kigali Time Session Duration
6 - 6:30am 3 - 3:30pm Keynote talk: Sara Abass 30 min
6:30 - 6:40am 3:30-3:40pm Q&A with 10 min
6:40 - 7am 3:40 - 4pm Breakout Rooms: Meet and Greet the day’s speakers (Rooms 1 to 5) 20 min
7 - 7:40am 4 - 4:40pm 4 Talks: TBA 40 mins (10 min per talk)
7:40am - 8am 4:40pm - 5pm Q&A to panel discussion on talks 20 minutes
Poster Sessions: 12 - 15 Posters related to the daily theme(s):
8 - 8:15am 5 -5:15pm “Slam”-style videos: one-minute introduction to each poster 12-15 min
8:15 - 9am 5:15 - 6pm Poster presentations in 12-15 Breakout Rooms 45-52 min

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -- Day's Theme: Data/ML

Pacific Time Kigali Time Session Duration
6 - 6:30am 3 - 3:30pm Keynote talk: Matt Horton 30 min
6:30 - 6:40am 3:30-3:40pm Q&A with Matt Horton 10 min
6:40 - 7am 3:40 - 4pm Breakout Rooms: Meet and Greet the day’s speakers (Rooms 1 to 5) 20 min
7 - 7:40am 4 - 4:40pm 4 Talks: TBA 40 mins (10 min per talk)
7:40am - 8am 4:40pm - 5pm Q&A to panel discussion on talks 20 minutes
Poster Sessions: 12 - 15 Posters related to the daily theme(s):
8 - 8:15am 5 -5:15pm “Slam”-style videos: one-minute introduction to each poster 12-15 min
8:15 - 9am 5:15 - 6pm Poster presentations in 12-15 Breakout Rooms 45-52 min

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -- Surfaces and Molecules

Pacific Time Kigali Time Session Duration
6 - 6:30am 3 - 3:30pm Keynote talk: Brice Malonda 30 min
6:30 - 6:40am 3:30-3:40pm Q&A with Brice Malonda 10 min
6:40 - 7am 3:40 - 4pm Breakout Rooms: Meet and Greet the day’s speakers (Rooms 1 to 5) 20 min
7 - 7:40am 4 - 4:40pm 4 Talks: TBA 40 mins (10 min per talk)
7:40am - 8am 4:40pm - 5pm Q&A to panel discussion on talks 20 minutes
Poster Sessions: 12 - 15 Posters related to the daily theme(s):
8 - 8:15am 5 -5:15pm “Slam”-style videos: one-minute introduction to each poster 12-15 min
8:15 - 9am 5:15 - 6pm Poster presentations in 12-15 Breakout Rooms 45-52 min

Friday, June 18, 2021-- Day's Theme: Excited States

Pacific Time Kigali Time Session Duration
6 - 6:30am 3 - 3:30pm Keynote talk: John Rehr 30 min
6:30 - 6:40am 3:30-3:40pm Q&A: John Rehr 10 min
6:40 - 7am 3:40 - 4pm Breakout Rooms: Meet and Greet the day’s speakers (Rooms 1 to 5) 20 min
7 - 7:40am 4 - 4:40pm 4 Talks: TBA 40 mins (10 min per talk)
7:40am - 8am 4:40pm - 5pm Q&A to panel discussion on talks 20 minutes
Poster Sessions: 12 - 15 Posters related to the daily theme(s):
8 - 8:15am 5 -5:15pm “Slam”-style videos: one-minute introduction to each poster 12-15 min
8:15 - 9am 5:15 - 6pm Poster presentations in 12-15 Breakout Rooms 45-52 min

How to Register top

Preparing for the workshop top

We encourage all participants to record a short video introducing themselves and describing potential areas for collaboration they would like to work on. The Kickoff Workshop videos are viewable online, next to the participant's name.

Preparing your poster top

The poster session each day are very short! If you would like to present a poster:

Preparing your talk top