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

Nuclear Astrophysics Summer School

A summer school has been organized by iThemba LABS, the University of Oslo and Stellenbosch University and runs from 8 to 22 November. The courses are taught by top scientists in the field and are aimed at advanced MSc and PhD students and provide the students with an understanding of
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MoU signed between IThemba LABS and the University of Oslo.

On Monday 20 November a MoU was signed between iThemba LABS and the University of Oslo.  The event was attended by Ms Trin Skymoen, the Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Prof Finn-Eirik Johansen, the Dean of the University of Oslo and Dr Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director, International Relations and
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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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