Aug
5
Sat
all-day 4th China-South Africa Joint Sym... @ iThala Game Reserve
4th China-South Africa Joint Sym... @ iThala Game Reserve
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
The University of Zululand, Stellenbosch University and iThemba LABS combine to host the 4th Symposium in the iThala Game Reserve in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. This symposium will present opportunities for the presentation of latest research results and interaction, with the main motive[...]
Aug
15
Tue
11:00 am Subatomic Physics Department Col... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Subatomic Physics Department Col... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am
SPEAKER: Dr. Michele Floris ALICE, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland TITLE: Heavy and Light Collisions in the ALICE experiment at the LHC (and the emergence of the quark-gluon plasma) VENUE: iThemba LABS, Auditorium   Please note that[...]

News

iThemba LABS in the media (03/05/2017)

Dr Stephan Woodborne, iThemba Labs Senior Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy Scientist, was interviewed on Classic FM on 18 April on: Understanding Climate Change through the Baobab
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Radiobiology and Dosimetry experiments

During the last weekend in March and the first weekend in April, research teams from iThemba LABS and the University of Wollongong in Australia, SCK-CEN in Belgium, and MSc students from UWC and CPUT jointly completed several Radiobiology and Dosimetry experiments using the SSC and the clinical proton beam. The
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State-of-the-art detectors at iThemba LABS

The Department of Subatomic physics completed the installation and started commissioning of its latest measurement instrument “Facility for Low Spin Structure Studies of Exotic States and Nuclei”. The facility comprises of 8 LaBr3 scintillation detectors and electronics and was funded through a NRF NEP grant and iThemba LABS. The state-of-the-art detectors
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Student Matters (03/04/2017)

Sipokazi Panya panya an MSc (Physics) UNISA student, based at iThemba LABS (MRD) under the supervision of Prof M Maaza, Prof B M Mothudi, and Dr A H Galmed, visited the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, Egypt. During her stay (24 February to 24 March 2017)
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IAEA Coordinated Research Project

The neutron physics group of iThemba LABS is currently participating in an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Coordinated Research Project (CRP) that was approved on October 30th, 2012. The title of the CRP is “Testing and Improving the IAEA International Dosimetry Library for Fission and Fusion (IRDFF)”. The main aim
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New data on nuclear molecular state in Oxygen-16

The best candidate for a molecular state configuration in 16O was investigated using the K600 spectrometer and the CAKE silicon detector array. This state is interpreted by various models as a good candidate for a dilute cluster of 4 alpha-particles. Even though the new data provides a much clearer picture
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The 14-Carbon puzzle

The nucleus 14-Carbon presents a long standing mystery for nuclear physics. Some of its properties cannot be explained even with the most sophisticated models which may be due to new underlying physics. Complicating things further is the difficulty in measuring 14-Carbon in the laboratory and only recently technology has advanced
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iThemba LABS in the media (03/04/2017)

CITI VISION, ran a story on Thursday 2 March about the teacher workshops organized by iThemba LABS on 4 and 18 February. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/City-Vision/teaching-educators-20170301 Ambrose Yaga spoke briefly on the national Radio Station, Umblobo Wenene on iThemba LABS’ presence at Scifest Africa.  This snippet aired at 21h30 on 12 March.
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Visitors

Adolf from Motetswhane the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) in Botswana is visiting the ERL from 27 February to 31 March. Samafou Penabei, a PhD student from the University of Douala in Cameroon, is a visitor to the ERL from 28 February to 31 May.
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Science Engagement

The CIT Dept. presented science workshops for educators in Lady Frere and Queenstown in the Eastern Cape between 27 February and 2 March.
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