Nuclear Physics – High Energy Physics

Scientists in the Nuclear Physics Department are involved with the physics program associated with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). In particular they are participating in experimental work with the ALICE detector. One of the aims of this research is to search for evidence of a new state of matter called quark-gluon plasma (QGP).

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Zinhle Buthelezi

Siegie Förtsch


Post Doctoral fellows:

Massimiliano Marchisone

Amal Sarkar




Ms Sibaliso Mhlanga (UCT)

Mr Kgotlaesele Johnson Senosi (UCT)



Ms Nomvelo Dindikazi (UNIZULU)

Nathan Boyles (UCT)


BSc Honours:

Tshegofatso Titus Masike (WITS)


From the Director’s Office

A New Year brings new opportunities to share a vision, build collaborations and shape the future.

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Corporate Profile

Corporate profile of iThemba LABS in February issue of Leadership Magazine p. 68-69

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Physics Masterclasses

The International Masterclasses in Particle Physics will be held on 1st April at iThemba LABS. These classes give secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves.
See Gallery of images from last year's masterclass

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SA-CERN Collaboration

Big data science in South Africa reaching new funding highs through the South African CERN collaboration

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