Global challenge discussions at iThemba LABS
A very successful workshop was held at iThemba LABS in March where over 70 participants from countries including Botswana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria and the United Kingdom met to discuss collaboration and how to develop capacity building activities in topics and techniques in nuclear structure physics and in nuclear science.
The workshop focused on the application of advanced digital techniques to radiation detection including detailed discussion of techniques for measuring the lifetimes of nuclear levels and of environmental measurements and metrology. The workshop brought together those who have experience working in these subjects to explore initial ideas for sharing expertise. It concluded with a discussion on how to develop existing collaborations, build new ones and transfer knowledge between the participants.
The workshop was organized and hosted by iThemba LABS and partially funded by the UK STFC’s Global Challenge Research Fund.