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Opinions Fri, 8 Jul 2011

A Poem: Ode to Prof. F.K.A. Allotey

*Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey*





Rarefied fields few chose to reach





Mathematical and nuclear physics





Few dare to preach





There are professors and there are professors




Allotey is a colossus of an African professor





Einstein was at Princeton





So was Allotey of Ghana





Einstein did his Theory of Relativity stunt



And turned science on its head,





Allotey brewed his Allotey Effect





And galvanised space travel and computer technology





Both Einstein and Allotey are of an ilk,





Mathematical geniuses who perhaps,




Were fed on special milk





Talk of quantum physics, plasma or thermonuclear reactions,





It is not as smooth as silk





It can make 99.99% people sick,



Like Halley’s Comet,





Such nerds come by





Once in a long while,





Perhaps, every 76 years!

Columnist: Allotey, Francis Kofi Ampenyin