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

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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Collaboration with University of Jyväskylä

During July 2017, Muneer Sakildien, Accelerator and Engineering Department and Pete Jones, Subatomic Physics Department collaborated with the Ion Source Group at the Accelerator Laboratory of the Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä on a plasma diagnostics measurement campaign. The goal of the measurement campaign was to probe high charge
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NEW LIQUID NITROGEN FILLING SYSTEM

Many of the gamma-radiation detectors at iThemba LABS need to be kept cold using liquid nitrogen to achieve operating conditions. A new filling system has been developed over the last few months to replace the aging system that has been running for over a decade. On Wednesday 21 June the
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW GRADUATES

Dr Sidiki Zongo, a UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology Fellow, received his PhD in physics on 14 June 2017. He conducted his PhD project under the supervision of Prof Maaza at iThemba LABS & UNISA. “Whatever the challenge, each student can overcome.  If you want to win, then
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PARTICLE DETECTOR DONATION FOR RESEARCH

A set of silicon (Si (Li)) detectors were donated to iThemba LABS by the University of Oslo in a gesture of goodwill to further work being undertaken on the electron spectrometer.  Due to their extended thickness (5-6mm) these will be an invaluable asset to study energetic electrons in nuclear structure
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SAIP 2017

iThemba LABS exhibited at the SAIP 2017 Conference that was held at the University of Stellenbosch from 3-7 July.   Seen at SAIP2017: Prof Karlheinz Langanke and Dr Faïҫal Azaiez Prof Erich Rohwer, Dr Faïҫal Azaiez, Prof Louise Warnich at the SAIP Gala Dinner   iThemba LABS’ postgraduate students Sbaliso
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Mandela Legacy Education Week

A Mandela legacy initiative with a focus on education will be held at iThemba LABS from 18-21 July as part of Mandela Day celebrations.  All staff are invited and encouraged to participate. The week will start with a ”take a girl child to work” initiative on the 18th July 2017
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Science Communication Workshop

Participants at the Science Communication Workshop A very successful SAASTA/NPEP Science Writing workshop was held on 29 – 30 May at iThemba LABS.  It was attended by 65 participants, including students from MRD, Subatomic Physics and some communication representatives.  The purpose of the workshop was to introduce participants to writing
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2017 SA-JINR Student Practice

The Subatomic Physics Department (DSP) is coordinating the annual South Africa-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (SA-JINR) Student Practice held at the JINR laboratories in Dubna, Russia from 29 May to 16 June 2017. In total, 16 students were selected from 8 SA Universities through a panel review meeting. In preparation
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