Professor Francis Allotey Memorial Service On-going now

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Professor Francis Allotey

Professor Francis Allotey | A memorial service for the late Professor Francis Allotey is currently on-going.

Some of the dignitaries present are Prof Isabella Quakyi, FGA Past Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Academy and Prof Aba Bentsil Andam, FGA President of the Academy

Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey (9 August 1932 in Saltpond, Ghana – 2 November 2017) was a Ghanaian mathematical physicist.

Professor Francis Allotey

He was known for the “Allotey Formalism” which arose from his work on soft X-ray spectroscopy. A founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, 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.

Professor Francis Allotey

He was the first year student of Ghana National College when the school was founded in July 1948 by Dr Nkrumah.

Allotey was the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of a number of international scientific organizations including The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Scientific Council since 1996.

He was 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 held master’s and doctorate degrees from Princeton University and the diploma of Imperial College (1960).

He was an honorary fellow of the IOP Institute of Physics.

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

Allotey died on 2 November 2017 at the age of 85