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Opinions of Friday, 8 July 2011

Columnist: Allotey, Francis Kofi Ampenyin

A Poem: Ode to Prof. F.K.A. Allotey

*Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey*



Rarefied fields few chose to reach



Mathematical and nuclear physics



Few dare to preach



There are professors and there are professors



Allotey is a colossus of an African professor



Einstein was at Princeton



So was Allotey of Ghana



Einstein did his Theory of Relativity stunt



And turned science on its head,



Allotey brewed his Allotey Effect



And galvanised space travel and computer technology



Both Einstein and Allotey are of an ilk,



Mathematical geniuses who perhaps,



Were fed on special milk



Talk of quantum physics, plasma or thermonuclear reactions,



It is not as smooth as silk



It can make 99.99% people sick,



Like Halley’s Comet,



Such nerds come by



Once in a long while,



Perhaps, every 76 years!