Lightsources for Africa, the Americas and Middle East Project (LAAMP)

An IUPAP-IUCr project approved and funded under the 2016-2019 ICSU Grants Programme 

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Visit the LAAMP web site: http://laamp.iucr.org

 

Through this project, entitled in full Utilisation of Light Source and Crystallographic Sciences to Facilitate the Enhancement of Knowledge and Improve the Economic and Social Conditions in Targeted Regions of the World, ICSU will partner with IUPAP and IUCr to enhance Advanced Light Sources (AdLS) and crystallographic sciences in Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and Caribbean.

By enhancing AdLS and crystallographic sciences, the regions' peoples will benefit from the research that will tackle such devastating viruses as Zika, Ebola and HIV. Moreover, considerable progress will be achieved towards sustainable sources of clean energy. Finally, the regions contain important archeological and paleontological treasures to be explored by the beams from AdLSs. Thus, a major outcome of this project will be a buy-in by governmental officials that AdLSs and crystallography will bring major advances in their countries' socio-economic development.

Latest news

LAAMP brochure available for download Version 1 of the LAAMP brochure entitled “Advanced Light Sources and Crystallography: Tools of Discovery and Innovation”, edited by Ernie Malamud, is now available for download here.
 
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S. Mtingwa new Chair of the LAAMP Executive Committee Sekazi Mtingwa succeeds Sandro Scandolo as Chair of the C13 "Physics for Development" Commission of the IUPAP and, as such, has been nominated new Chair of the LAAMP Executive Committee. Congratulations, Sekazi!
 
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Cooperative brightness Andrea Lausi (Elettra Synchrotron Trieste, Italy and lightsources.org) will talk about LAAMP during his plenary lecture entitled "Cooperative brightness" at the 7a Reunión de Usuarios de Luz Sincrotrón, which will be help in León, Guanajuato, Mexico on 3 to 6 October 2017.
 
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LAAMP at the World Science Forum A thematic session sponsored by LAAMP and entitled "Light Sources and Crystallographic Sciences for Sustainable Development" has been approved to be part of the programme of the next World Science Forum.
 
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Fill in the LAAMP survey It only takes few minutes to fill in the LAAMP survey and help develop a database of AdLS and crystallography users, and facilities used in the targeted regions of the project. Do it now!
 
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News archive on LAAMP web site