11:00 am Physics Forum @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Physics Forum @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CONTACT PERSON: Luna Pelligri EMAIL: luna.pellegri@gmail.com
10:00 am Colloquium: The European Spallat... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Colloquium: The European Spallat... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am
SPEAKER: Dr. Christine Darve, European Spallation Source, Lund, Sweden VENUE: iThemba LABS, Auditorium VIDEO STREAM: http://goo.gl/KyBYj9  
all-day Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Day-1 Wo... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Day-1 Wo... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 26 all-day
We are pleased to announce a Day-1 workshop with main focus in Ion Beam Analysis that will take place at iThemba LABS, Faure on the 26th July 2018. The main objective of this workshop will[...]


Africa’s oldest baobab trees dying at ‘shocking’ rate

Climate change could be to blame for dying baobab trees said a team of researchers which included Stephan Woodborne from iThemba LABS. The researchers used radiocarbon dating to analyse samples from the trees. Read one of the full articles on: CNN Daily Mail
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NRF physicist receives World Award of Education

The World Cultural Council (WCC) bestowed National Research Foundation (NRF)’s Professor Malik Mâaza with the JOSÉ VASCONCELOS World Award of Education for 2018 for his positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The announcement of the award was made today, Monday 4 June 2018 at the City University of
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First beam on target at the new Tandetron

First beam on target was achieved at the Nuclear Microprobe line at zero degrees during March 2018.  The scanned image of the beam on a Cu grid with letters (128 x 128 pixels and a maximum area of 2.667 mm) is shown in Fig. 1. Figure 2 shows the full
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The Accelerator Department recently hosted Dr Freddy Poirier of the Cyclotron Facility at ARRONAX (Accelerator for Research in Radiochemistry and Oncology at Nantes Atlantic). One of the prime reasons for the visit was to discuss future collaboration between iThemba LABS and the Cyclotron Facility at ARRONAX. ARRONAX is particularly interested
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NRF CEO visits iThemba LABS

The CEO of the NRF, Dr Molapo Qhobela, visited iThemba LABS on Tuesday 6 March 2018 as part of his roadshow to engage in open conversation with the NRF staff at National Research Facilities. In his address, Dr Qhobela placed emphasis on the concept of a single NRF, where the
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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
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iThemba LABS at the Workshop on Modern Aspects in Nuclear Structure

The IVth Topical Workshop on Modern Aspects in Nuclear Structure took place in Bormio, Italy in February and was attended by iTL staff members Drs Pete Jones, Luna Pellegri and Ricky Smit. This workshop with 100 oral contributions over six days was attended 159 scientists from more than 10 countries
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Tshwane University of Technology at TAMS

About 40 first year Physics Students from Tshwane University of Technology, visited the TAMS department for a tour on 23 February 2018. Seen below, is Dr Sechogela during presentations.
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JACoW team meeting

Dr Joele Mira and Dr Garrett de Villiers recently attended a team meeting arranged by the Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW) Team,  held  in  Beijing,  China.  JACoW is an international collaboration that publishes the proceedings of accelerator conferences held around the world.  During  this  team  meeting the two colleagues  received
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Brief overview of the 2018 iThemba LABS Summer School

iThemba LABS, through the NRF hosted the 2018 Summer School for 25 postgraduate students from various universities. The school was intended for all students who plan to register at any South African or African University, for one of the following postgraduate science degrees: Honours; Masters; or Doctoral. The school comprised
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