all-day Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jea... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jea... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Dec 18 all-day
Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jean Marie Lehn @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Photo by: Martina Steiner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Gold Nano particles to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy

Gold Nano particles (AuNP’s) are used by postgraduates from the University of the Western Cape in radiation biology studies performed at iThemba LABS. These small particles enhance the radiation dose absorbed by cancer cells. To date the interaction with AuNP’s and X-rays has been noted that result in more radiation
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RCNP tracking Germanium detector

iThemba LABS was represented at the “Physics Opportunities using CAGRA and RCNP tracking Germanium detector workshop” held at Osaka University, Japan from 10-12 October. Similar to the AFRODITE array, the CAGRA project consists of a gamma-ray array of 16 detectors on loan from Japan, US, and China. The CAGRA campaign experiments were performed by combining the
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The Xxiv Nuclear Physics Workshop in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

The XXIV Nuclear Physics Workshop was organized by the Department of Theoretical Physics, Maria Curie- Skłodowska University in Lublin in collaboration with Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw. The general subject of the Workshop was: „Spontaneous symmetry breaking in nuclear physics”. Research on chiral symmetry carried out at iThemba LABS
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South Africa at NUSTAR

A delegation from South Africa attended the NUSTAR meeting in Slovenia in the last week of September to investigate and discuss possible contributions iThemba LABS can make to this large collaboration. The NUSTAR collaboration consists of more than 700 scientists from more than 170 institutions, devoted to the study of
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First PhD in ALICE-related physics at IThemba LABS

In December 2017 Kgotlaesele Johnson Senosi will be the first student from iThemba LABS to be awarded a PhD degree in High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Cape Town. Johnson hails from Gopane village, North West Province. He came to the Mother City in 2011 as
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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Professor M A Harith, HoD of the Applied Laser Spectroscopy (ALS) group, visited the MRD on 25 – 29 September 2017 to discuss potential collaborative projects with the nanoscience and nanotechnology group. During his visit to MRD Prof Harith met with Dr Faiçal Azaiez and also gave a presentation entitled
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Armscor spring coding week

60 High school Learners from 10 different local schools participated in the Celebration of Africa Coding week 2017 on 5 to 6 October. This took place at The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC). The learners were introduced to computer coding through workshops over the two days.
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Primary school science camp: 2 – 4 October 2017

The Siyophumelela annual Primary School Science Camp for local neighbouring schools took place from the 2nd to the 4th of October. 53 grade 7 learners and 10 teachers from 12 selected primary schools boarded a bus and a few cars to a BOOT CAMP in Buffalo Drift, a game lodge
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Undergraduate research week: 3-5 October 2017

About 20 undergraduate science students from the University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology attended an iThemba LABS coordinated spring school tour. The institutions that were visited included iThemba LABS, SAAO and SANSA in Hermanus.
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Visit by DOE Generation IV International Forum Delegates

A group of delegates from the DoE Generation IV International Forum visited iThemba LABS on 18 October for a technical Tour.
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