OSC CAM Chairperson Receives Global Award


Prof. Norbert Hounkonnou, President of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), and the Chairperson of the OSC’s Conference of Associate Members (CAM), has been awarded the 2023 John Torrence Tate Award for International Leadership in Physics, by the American Institute of Physicians. CAMS is a platform for consultation and cooperation among international civil society, research, and academic organisations in support of the vision and mission of the OSC.

The Tate Medal, named after the celebrated American physicist John Torrence Tate and established in 1959, is awarded to non-U.S. citizens for leadership, research contributions, and service to the physics community. The award includes a certificate of recognition, a bronze medal, and $10,000 prize. Prof. Hounkonnou will be presented with the medal during an upcoming physical sciences community event.

“I feel great pride to be one of the eminent personalities who have won this prestigious Tate Medal,” said Hounkonnou. “This is a recognition of the fruits of my team’s tireless efforts over the last nearly four decades. Hard work always pays off.”

Prof. Hounkonnou was born in Adjohoun, a town in the Wémè (Ouémé) valley located in southern Benin. He completed his secondary education at College Notre Dame de Lourdes in Porto-Novo, Benin, before obtaining his Master of Sciences at the Polytechnic Institute of Kharkov, Ukraine. He continued his studies at the University of Perpignan, France, then completed his doctorate at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.


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