Kétévi A. Assamagan

KeteviAssamaganNov2020.pngis a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He is originally from Togo. He came to the US with a scholarship—managed by the African-American Institute—from the US Agency for International Development. He obtained PhD at the University of Virginia. He did post-doc at Hampton University to work at Jefferson Lab; then at CERN on the ATLAS Experiment. At BNL, he continued working on the ATLAS Experiment where he held several positions: he was the coordinator of the ATLAS Physics Analysis Tools; then the coordinator of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer software. Later on, he became the ATLAS Higgs Working Group convener. He is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration that discovered the Higgs boson. He was visiting scientist at SACLAY France, and at the University of Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa. In 2019, he was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, and 2020 Fellow of the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). He is a co-founder of the African School of Physics. His research interests focus on the searches for physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. He is a member of NSBP, APS, AAAS, and SAIP.

Currently, he is a co-convener of the Community Engagement Frontier in the US Strategy for Particle Physics, a.k.a. Snowmass 2021.

He plays African drums. He published a book in English, “Citizen and Traveler” ISBN: 978-0-692-97479-7, and in French, “Citoyen et Voyageur” ISBN: 978-0-692-08639-1.

-- KeteviAssamagan - 2020-11-24

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