Feb
26
Mon
11:00 am Project Report Back Session @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Project Report Back Session @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am
All iThemba LABS staff are invited to attend the presentation session on the following projects: Tape station for beta decay studies and LERIB: Rob Bark Alternative water supply: Daniel Dithejane Site upgrade project: Daniel Dithejane
Feb
28
Wed
6:00 pm Public Lecture:   Stellar Symbiosis @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Public Lecture:   Stellar Symbiosis @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SPEAKER: Dr. Joanna Mikolajewska from Nicolous Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Poland RSVP: 021 843 1021 or luchricia@tlabs.ac.za Majority of stars are in binaries, and more than half of them will interact and exchange mass at some[...]
Mar
5
Mon
all-day Advanced Nuclear Science and Tec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Advanced Nuclear Science and Tec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Mar 5 – Mar 9 all-day
This workshop will be held at iThemba LABS 5-9 March 2018 and will discuss current techniques in digital signal processing for gamma and neutron spectroscopy, and develop future collaborations between nuclear physicists in the UK,[...]
Mar
28
Wed
8:30 am 14th International Masterclasses @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
14th International Masterclasses @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
14th International Masterclasses @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Twitter Page Facebook Page View the flyer   Gallery of photos from Masterclass 2016 Gallery of photos from Masterclass 2015 International Masterclasses in particle physics give secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world[...]
Jul
18
Wed
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

News

Coordinated research project on Applications of Biological Dosimetry methods in Radiation Oncology

The IAEA selected the radiation biology laboratory at iThemba LABS to participate in a coordinated research project (CRP) on Applications of Biological Dosimetry Methods in Radiation Oncology. The CRP consists of 25 institutions from 23 IAEA Member States, who will set up a research biodosimetry network for clinical applications. The
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Prof Keith Fifield visits AMS group

The Accelerator Mass Spectrometry group recently hosted one of the pioneers of AMS, Prof Keith Fifield of the Australian National University. The AMS detects rare cosmogenic isotopes 14C, 10Be and 26Al at abundances in the order of one atom in 1016. The 14C laboratory has made exceptional progress and Prof
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Something to peak your interest

Nuclei, consisting of protons and neutrons, can be a variety of shapes. So, how do we know what shape the nucleus of an element is? We figure this out by firing a beam of particles (e.g. protons) at a target made up of that element. The beam-target interaction causes the
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Nuclear astrophysics measurements in Australia

Researchers from iThemba LABS (Dr P Jones and Mr A Avaa) and RCNP, Osaka (Prof E Ideguchi and Ms ThiHa Hoang) joined an experiment at the Australian National University, Canberra led by Dr T Kibedi in November.  The so-called “Hoyle State” in 12C was studied through a rare decay mechanism
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Nobel Laureate visits iThemba LABS

Prof Jean-Marie Lehn won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands. Prof Lehn visited iThemba LABS on Monday 18 December.  He presented a seminar in the auditorium, visited the facilities and met with postgraduates and students.
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Cooperation agreement signed between iThemba LABS and the Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN)

iThemba LABS signed a collaboration agreement with the French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN). The mission of the INSTN is “to provide excellence in education and training to ensure a safe, skilled and competent workforce (in Nuclear Science and Technology)”.  The INSTN offers courses in the following
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MRD staff and students to attend AMRS2017

A group of about 20 staff, postdoctoral and postgraduate students from the Materials Research Department will attend the 9th African Materials Research Society (AMRS2017) conference to be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 11 to 15 December 2017. The expected attendance is approximately 500 delegates from across the world. At its
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Visit by Dr AK Tyagi

The Materials Research Department had the privilege and honor to host Dr Avesh Kumar Tyagi, Head of Solid State Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai in India. Dr Tyagi specializes in the fields of chemistry of functional materials, nanomaterials and nuclear materials. Dr Tyagi’s visit was in the framework of
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Auger electrons emitted by iodine-123

Research development work is ongoing to study the biological damage of Auger electrons emitted by iodine-123 for use in radiation therapy. These particles travel only in the nanometre range – a distance comparable to the diameter of a DNA molecule.  Recently an organic compound was successfully synthesised as a pre-cursor
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Krypton and Xenon beam experiments

During November heavy Krypton and Xenon beams will be used in the AFRODITE vault. These massive beams bombard Deuterium, an isotope of the lightest element, Hydrogen. The use of these heavy beams allows for the study of interesting nuclear physics properties that can help in our understanding of how elements
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