Oct
29
Mon
all-day 6th International Conference on ... @ Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Cape Town
6th International Conference on ... @ Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Cape Town
Oct 29 – Nov 2 all-day
Registration is open for the 6th International Conference on Collective Motion in Nuclei under Extreme Conditions (COMEX6).  Visit the website at http://www.comex6.tlabs.ac.za for more information. Day one of COMEX6, the 29th October 2018, will take[...]
Nov
12
Mon
all-day Workshop on: Spectrum, Presentat... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Workshop on: Spectrum, Presentat... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day
Lecturers/facilitators: Dr Tanya Hutton (Dept. of Physics, UCT), Dr Pete Jones (Dept. of Subatomic Physics, iThemba LABS), Dr Philippos Papadakis (Univ. of Liverpool), Dr Carl Unsworth (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK ) Venue: Auditorium and Computer[...]

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Exploring the Secrets of Deformed Nuclei

The first K600 experiment for 2018 was performed at the beginning of June. The experiment, performed with 200 MeV protons, provided excellent data for a study of a particular vibrational mode of deformed Samarium nuclei. The local team was joined by scientists and students from the universities of Stellenbosch, the
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Towards the Construction of the Most Powerful Microscope Using Particle Accelerators

About 500 physicists gathered in Amsterdam, Holland, in April to discuss the prospects for this new more powerful accelerator. Prof Bruce Mellado was invited to give a plenary talk at the opening day, attended by the Director General of CERN and other leading members of the High Energy Physics community
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Russian Visit

The Accelerator Department recently hosted two Ion Source physicists, Dr Sergey Bogomolov and Dr Andrey Efremov, from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, to collaborate on a project aimed at producing lithium ion beam from the external electron cyclotron resonance ion source (ECRIS). During the research visit,
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New Collaboration In Africa

Mathis Wiedeking and Peane Maleka visited colleagues at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania to finalize discussions on collaborative projects and on a formal agreement between the two institutes.  The physics group at UDSM includes applied nuclear physics and material science and mutual research interests which are
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The First Biennial African Conference on Fundamental Physics and Applications and the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications June-July

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
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A “Peep” at the Recent Activities of the SA-ALICE Team at CERN

The iThemba LABS ALICE team was at CERN in April – June 2018 to participate in the data taking and upgrade related activities. Zinhle Buthelezi (Senior Scientist) served as Run Manager for the ALICE Run Coordination. This is an important role in the experiment since it entails assisting the Run
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IEEE School and Women in Science Event

A Women in Science event was held at iThemba LABS on Wednesday, July 11th. The event was hosted by an IEEE-sponsored school of instrumentation in Particle Physics. The event was organized and chaired by Professor Cinzia Da Via, from the University of Manchester, in collaboration with Professor Igle Gledhill from the
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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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