Sad News - Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey is gone
We are deeply saddened to inform you about the death of Prof. Francis K. A. Allortey, Professor of Mathematical Physics. Professor Allortey passed on 9:00 am yesterday, November 2, 2017, in Accra.
We are deeply saddened to inform you about the death of Prof. Francis K. A. Allortey, Professor of Mathematical Physics. Professor Allortey passed on 9:00 am yesterday in Accra.
Professor Francis Koffi Ampenyin Allortey was born at Saltpond, Ghana. He was educated at the Roman Catholic Elementary School, Saltpond, Ghana National College, Cape Coast; the University Tutorial College, London; Borough Polytechnic (Now called University of South Bank), London, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and Princeton University, USA
Professor Allortey was appointed lecturer at the Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and rose through the ranks to become the first Ghanaian full Professor in Mathematics and Head of Department of Mathematics in 1973. He held numerous positions at KNUST; from Head of Department to Pro-Vice Chancellor. He was a founding member of African Institute of Mathematical Sciences and became the Professor of Ghana Centre until his demise.
He was appointed by the Secretary General of United Nations to be among the group of 12 international experts commissioned to advise the United Nations in Nuclear Weapon.
He held a number of National Appointments: Chairman and Member, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Chairman, member of Council, Ghana Telecom University College and Member, Ghana UNESCO Commission, Chairman, Accra Institute of Technology.
He was the first to introduce the theory of electron hole scattering resonances effect on soft X-ray spectroscopy in metals. This effect has been observed experimentally.
Professor Allortey won a number of Local and International Awards including the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science Prince Phillip Gold medal in 1973.
He was an Honorary Fellow, Ghana Institution of Engineers, Fellow, Academy of Science for the Developing World; Founding Fellow and Vice President, African Academy of Sciences; Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS); Honorary Fellow of Institute of Physics (U.K); Founding Fellow and President, Ghana Institute of Physics; Founding Fellow and Chairman, Ghana Institute of Information Technology; President of Society of African Physicists and Mathematicians and others.
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