Francis Allotey

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Francis Kofi Allotey (born 1932 in Saltpond, Ghana[1]) is a Ghanaian mathematical physicist. He is known for the "Allotey Formalism" which arose from his work on soft X-ray spectroscopy. A founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences,[2] in 1974 he became the first Ghanaian full professor of mathematics and head of the Department of Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.[3] He was the first year student of Ghana National College when the school was in July, 1948 by Dr. Nkrumah

Allotey is the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of a number of international scientific organizations including the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTP) Scientific Council since 1996. He is the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), the President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS-Ghana) and the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS). He is holder of master's and doctorate degrees from Princeton University and the diploma of Imperial College (1960).[4][5] He is an honorary fellow of the IOP Institute of Physics.[5]

The Professor Francis Allotey Graduate School was established in 2009 at the Accra Institute of Technology[6]


  1. ^ "Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyi Allotey,". 
  2. ^ Gerdes, Paulus (2007) African Doctorates in Mathematics, p. 370. Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa
  3. ^ New African (January 2007). "The Allotey formalism: the man who formulated the technique used to determine matter in outer space, Professor Francis K.A. Allotey, receives the 2006 Black S/heroes Award".
  4. ^ "Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey". Physicists of the African Diaspora. 27 May 1997. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Honorary fellows: Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey - African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Ghana". IOP Institute of Physics. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Ani-Awukubea, Regina (21 January 2009) "The AIT commences Open University programme". The Statesman (Ghana)

External links

  • AIMS Ghana
  • Physicists of the African Diaspora. Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey

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