Godfrey Ejiroghene Akpojotor
Godfrey Ejiroghene Akpojotor is a faculty member of the Physics Department of the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He leads the Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics unit and teaches computational physics courses. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Western Delta University, Oghara (Nigeria). He is the coordinator of the Python African Computational Science and Engineering Tour (PACSET) Project. The mission of the PACSET is to ease the learners into programming in science and engineering (S & E) with Python and to use it for modeling, simulation and visualization to aid the teaching/learning process and research in Africa. Currently, the projects under the PACSET are: (1) teaching Python to students, new beginners as well as expert programmers in S & E (2) using Python to model, simulate and visualize laboratory experiments to aid the teaching and learning of experimental S & E (3) using Python to model, simulate and visualize concepts, laws and phenomena in S & E to compliment the teaching of theory and experiment. He has organized and has also been a resource person at various workshops on Python. This include helping to incorporate the Python as part of a one week foundation postgraduate course in the last two series (as well as the upcoming one in 2012) of the annual International Seminar on Theoretical Physics and National Development (ISOTPAND) being jointly organized by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) Abuja (Nigeria) and the International Centre for Basic Science, (ICBR), Abuja (Nigeria). An outgrowth of these workshops and the foundation postgraduate course is his single authored book now ready for the Press and entitled, ‘Introduction to Computational Approaches in Science and Engineering using Python.’
- March 11th 8 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.
- 25. An Overview of the Python African Computational Science and Engineering Tour Project