The First Biennial African Conference on Fundamental Physics and Applications and the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications June-July 2018, Windhoek, Namibia

This conference themed “African Conference on Physics, ACP2018” is the first of its kind in Africa! It is an international event including scientists from Europe, USA and Africa. It took place from 28 June to 4 July 2018 at Namibia University of Science and Technology.

iThemba LABS was represented at both the conference and the school, with plenary talks by the Deputy Director, Kobus Lawrie, on “Research at iThemba LABS and Long Range Plan” as well as by Zinhle Buthelezi (Senior Scientist, Department of Subatomic Physics), an invited speaker, who presented a talk titled “Overview of results from heavy-ion collisions at ultra-relativistic energies”.  Siegie Förtsch (Senior Scientist, Department of Subatomic Physics) lectured on “Heavy Ion Experiments” at the school, which was attended by postgraduate students from institutes across Africa, some who are based at iThemba LABS.