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International Workshop on Level Density and Gamma Strength

The Department of Physics at the University of Oslo hosted an International Workshop on Level Density and Gamma Strength in Oslo, May 8-12, 2017. The workshop was the sixth in a series of biannual meetings in Oslo devoted to the subject, and enjoyed its 10th anniversary. The scientific program included
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Science Writing workshop

This will be a practical workshop to guide you as to how to write your scientific and technical research in an easily digestible format for various audiences, such as the general public and the media.
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DST Budget Vote Exhibition and Debate

iThemba LABS was part of an NRF Exhibition that was held at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town during the DST Budget Vote Speech on 16 May with the theme of “The Oliver Tambo legacy: Positioning the national system of innovation for the future”.
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138-Lanthanum production in the Cosmos

Dr Vincent Kheswa, who was previously a student at iThemba LABS, has published a follow-up article on his PhD work which evolves around the production of 138-Lanthanum in the cosmos and which was a long standing puzzle of nuclear astrophysics. Dr Kheswa took a new approach to determine the 138-Lanthanum
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Suppressing a selection of excited states in carbon reveals others

In 2009 a paper was published on results from experiments done at iThemba LABS on the K600 spectrometer. It was shown that a long sought after excited state in the most abundant carbon isotope was obscured by another well-known state that is very strongly excited. This carbon isotope has six
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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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