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iThemba LABS signs MOU with NMISA

Dr Ndwakhulu Mukhufhi, CEO NMISA; Dr Faïҫal Azaiez, Director iThemba LABS; Dr Molapo Qhobela, CEO NRF on Friday 13 October 2017 when an MOU between National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) and iThemba LABS was signed.
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NANOSMAT-2017

The main goal of the NANOSMAT-2017 conference was to establish an international event where talented and truly international scientists belonging to academia, industry, or other public, or private, institutions, will meet and exchange novel ideas, share new knowledge and technical know-how in the broad fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The
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CGS16 Symposium in Shanghai China

Physicists from the Subatomic Physics Department represented iThemba LABS at the 16th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics. Experimental work from the K600 and AFRODITE facilities to study properties of the atomic nucleus, which help answering long standing questions on how elements are formed in the universe,
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Innovation Bridge Exhibition

iThemba LABS exhibited at the Innovation Bridge technology event held on 15 September in Midrand. Many technology-based companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes, science councils, financiers, and public and private sector representatives attended the exhibition. A number of distinguished guests were also in attendance including the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi
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Funding of the GAMKA consortium

Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation has awarded R35 million to the GAMKA consortium led by the University of the Western Cape and with iThemba LABS, and the  Universities Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand and Zululand as consortium members, to fund gamma ray detectors that
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The Innovation Technology Event

iThemba LABS will be exhibiting at The Innovation Technology Matchmaking and Showcasing Event, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) that is aimed at enabling linkages and networking between South African and international innovators, industry and public and private technology development and commercialisation funding partners.  It is
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30 Year Celebrations

A formal event celebrating 30 Years of Operation of the SSC is being planned for 13 October.  The Honourable Minister Ms Naledi Pandor will attend.   Staff members will be able to watch live streaming of the formal programme.  A mini-conference will also be held to celebrate the achievements of the
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National Science Week activities

National Science Week (NSW) is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) which is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.  iThemba LABS participated in the following ways: Career sessions and hands on workshops were held both
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Physics lecture at Stellenbosch University

Dr Faïҫal Azaiez presented a lecture for the SU Science Faculty on 7 August, during National Science Week, titled ‘Nuclear Physics: the core of matter, the fuel of stars’. This is part of a collaboration with the Natural Sciences Student Committee at SU, who had a photo shoot at iThemba
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China-South Africa Joint symposium on nuclear physics

The China-South Africa Joint Symposium on Nuclear and Accelerator Physics was held at the iThala Game Reserve on 5-7 August. It was the fourth in the series of meetings, alternating every two years between China and South Africa, celebrating an ongoing and widening collaboration that had its beginning over ten
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