Jul
20
Fri
10:00 am SA-JINR Workshop @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
SA-JINR Workshop @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Jul
26
Thu
all-day Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Day-1 Wo... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Day-1 Wo... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 26 all-day
We are pleased to announce a Day-1 workshop with main focus in Ion Beam Analysis that will take place at iThemba LABS, Faure on the 26th July 2018. The main objective of this workshop will[...]
Jul
30
Mon
6:00 pm National Science Week public lec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
National Science Week public lec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SPEAKER Professor Mike Bruton  
Aug
1
Wed
6:00 pm National Science Week public lec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
National Science Week public lec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SPEAKER Professor Mike Bruton  
Oct
29
Mon
all-day 6th International Conference on ... @ Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Cape Town
6th International Conference on ... @ Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Cape Town
Oct 29 – Nov 2 all-day
Registration is open for the 6th International Conference on Collective Motion in Nuclei under Extreme Conditions (COMEX6).  Visit the website at http://www.comex6.tlabs.ac.za for more information. Day one of COMEX6, the 29th October 2018, will take[...]

News

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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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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