- Professor Francis Allotey, Chairman of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship Award of the Institute of Physics (IOP) in London.
This was announced at an AIT Board of Trustees meeting attended by other academic luminaries like Professor Edward Ayensu, Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah, Professor Samuel Adjepong, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah and Professor Emmanuel Owusu-Bennoah.
A statement issued on Tuesday by AIT said the Institute of Physics Fellowship recognised Professor Allotey’s service to the field of physics internationally and in particular for his inspirational role in the promotion of physics in Africa.
Professor Allotey, an internationally respected mathematical physicist, is also the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of a number of prestigious international scientific organizations including the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTP) Scientific Council since 1996.
He is credited with establishing the "Allotey Formalism" – a technique used to determine matter in outer space, based on his pioneering ground breaking research on soft x-ray spectroscopy.
Other winners of this award include Professor Stephen Hawking, the world renowned theoretical physicist, who is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.
According to Professor Clement Dzidonu, President of AIT, the Institute is proud of this great achievement by the Chairman of its Board of Trustees.
“Professor Allotey is no doubt a living legend of great and notable achievements internationally in the area of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science”, he said.
Professor Ayensu, the Vice Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees, who attended the award ceremony in London, noted that, Professor Allotey stood out as one of the greatest scientists of our time.
He said the award added to the numerous others that he had received over the years acknowledging his great accomplishments in the field of science.
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