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Professor Omolulu Akin-Ojo: A Journey from Theoretical Physics to Humanitarian Crisis

East African Institute for Fundamental Research

An interview with Professor Akin-Ojo about his current research on how he applies theoretical physics of quantum dot solar cells and superconductivity to help solve the energy crisis in Africa.

He narrates a beautiful journey from exploring the fundamental laws of the universe as a child to preparing Africa’s next generation to continue solving their humanitarian problems.

 

An interesting listen for anyone who wishes to know more about sustainable energy to solve power outages.

Afterthoughts: 

For many people, a major reason to study theoretical physics is to answer our childlike curiosity of why do things happen the way they do in the universe. However, like Professor Akin-Ojo who learnt computer code by writing them out with pen and paper, many people find theoretical physics as a way to make a difference in their lives with only pen and paper, without needing to rely on advanced and costly technology.

 

This is my time to start making a difference with pen and paper. All we need is perseverance.