EPS 12th Annual National Conference, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Aprill 2018




The EPS 12th Annual National Conference was held at Addis Ababa University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, on February 23 and 24, 2018 under the theme “The Status of Physics Education and Research in Ethiopia”.

The opening of the Conference was announced by the President of EPS, Dr. Chernet Ament, in his well-come speech.  In the speech, the President thanked and congratulated those who participated in the organizing process of the Conference.

The Conference was attended by 200 participants most of which came from institutions outside Addis Ababa. The event was marked by a steep increase in original research work presentations in which 20 selected research papers were presented. It is important to maintain and encourage this trend since the promotion of research is one of the objectives of EPS.

The President also appreciated the interest coming from Universities to host similar events.

Finally, EPS would like to warmly thank all those who contributed a lot to the successful organization of the event. In particular we are deeply indebted to Ministry of Science and Technology, General Electric, Entoto Observatory and Space Science Research Center, BGI Ethiopia, INDOSAW,  the Department of Physics of AAU, for their financial support in organizing the event.

The 11th Conference of Ethiopian Physical Society is Held at Dire Dawa University, 2017.



Dire Dawa university, Department of Physics as a member of the society, has held the 11th conference of Ethiopian physical society on the 3rd and 4thJanuary 2017.

The conference aimed that research and development in physics have contributed significantly in human civilizations like the industrial and electronic revolutions. Modern electronic devices like TV, cell phone, computer, radar, airplane, medical diagnosis and treatment equipment and so on are largely resulted from Physics research and development done by physicists. The developed world has benefited economically and culturally from the expansion of physics education at different levels. Perhaps it is believed that economic and social divisions between west and developing countries can be narrow down dramatically by expanding physics education and research in developing countries among other things.

The Ethiopian physical society in our country was organized years ago to enhance the development of science and technology in line with the government plan. Pursuant to the plan, the society prepares conferences every year in collaboration with a selected Ethiopian university in general and physics departments in particular. In the conference, community based problem solving researches are presented to the audiences or to the physicists and discusses would be held in accordance with the findings.

 10th Physical Society National Conference


Dr. ChernetAmente, Ethiopian Physics professionals’ association president, delivering speech at the conference


DMU:-DebreMarkos University, Natural and Computational Science College, Department of Physics prepares the 10th Physical Society National Conference under the presence of members from the abroad and domestic Universities in its compound.

Opening the conference,  Dr.SayehKassaw, acting vice President of DebreMarkos University Business and Development, states that DebreMarkos University, one of the 2nd generation universities,  exerts great effort in the teaching-learning, research and community service activities. As to his explanation,   the University is playing its own roles in producing skilled man power to the development of the nation by teaching above 20,000 students having above 2,000 academic and administrative staff. The University continues supporting such associations since scientific findings of researches presented in the conference have pivotal roles to the developmental changes of the community and the nation at large by alleviating challenges for development, Dr. Sayeh remarks.

Dr. Cherenet, Ethiopian Physical Society Association President, on his part reminds that the Association has been established at Jimma 17 years ago. The association gives advantages in disseminating innovative knowledge on Physics to the University community and other bodies.
Twenty selected research works under the themes ”Quality of Physics Education, The role of Physics Education to enhance Research, Science Application and Technology and the Education of Physics to the development of the Community and the country” are presented and participants made detail discussions on them.

Finally, DebreMarkos University, Physics Department Head, Mr. Bantayehu  Aderaw says that conducting this Annual National Conference in the University enables to change the attitude of the community  towards Physics Education,  DebreMarkos University Physics Instructors  introduce  and share experience to many Physics Scholars who came from universities of the country. Researches presented in the conference enable DebreMarkos University Physics Instructors and the community Physics Scholars to develop their Research understandings on the area. It also helps to build image of the University by introducing the university to the participants besides to creating initiation to physics students of the community, he concluded.