Person: Akyeampong, Daniel
Daniel Akyeampong was a Ghanaian mathematician known for applying algebraic methods to theoretical physics. He was important in the development of higher education in Ghana.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 At the age of six, Daniel entered the Senya Beraku Local Council School in 1945.
 In 1954 Akyeampong began his studied at Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast, Ghana.
 When Akyeampong entered the school it had moved to a location on Kwabotwe Hill and the headmaster was Francis Lodwic Bartels, the first black headmaster and, rather significantly, he had himself been a pupil at the school.
 The boarding school had seven dormitories and Akyeampong lived in BalmerAcquah, the first of the seven dormitories to be built.
 In 1960 Akyeampong entered the University of Ghana and graduated with a B.Sc. (Special) in Mathematics in July.
 Although Ghana gained independence in 1957 it wasn't until 1961, in the middle of Akyeampong's studies, that the university gained full independence.
 After graduating from the University of Ghana, Akyeampong went to England with the aim of undertaking research at the University of London.
 While he was a research student, Akyeampong began publishing high quality papers.
 Akyeampong left Trieste in September 1966 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics by the University of London in October 1966 with his thesis Applications of higher symmetry groups to particle physics.
 In addition to the Ph.D., Akyeampong received a DIC (Diploma of Membership of Imperial College) in Mathematical Physics in November 1966.
 At the University of Ghana, Akyeampong's career progressed steadily.
 Akyeampong broke a femur on Sunday 21 December 2014 and was admitted to Korle Bu hospital in Accra for surgery.
Born 24 November 1938, Senya Beraku, British Gold Coast (now Ghana). Died 7 March 2015, Accra, Ghana.
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