all-day Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jea... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jea... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Dec 18 all-day
Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof Jean Marie Lehn @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Photo by: Martina Steiner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Learner’s Lecture: Dr Sudesh Sivarasu

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering at UCT, will present a lecture for High School learners. He received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award for Emerging Researchers at the prestigious 18th annual National Science and Technology Forum Awards Dinner. Earlier this year Dr Sivarasu was also awarded
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Public Lecture – Prof Suprakas Ray

Imagine a sticker, slapped onto a miner’s sleeve that could warn underground workers about the presence of toxic or flammable gases; or a material that could adsorb heavy metal pollutants from mine wastewater without the need for large, expensive and power-hungry purification equipment. Such elegant solutions in the context of
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Visitor: Margaret Adedokun

Margaret Adedokun is a physics assistant lecturer and a Ph.D. (medical physics) student from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She is visiting the environmental radioactivity laboratory (ERL) of the subatomic physics department, as of February 1st to March 31st. The purpose of her visit is to utilize the HPGe
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Visitors: from the ALICE Group

The SA-ALICE group from the subatomic physics department will be hosting Dr Guy Paic (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) for a month, starting from February 25th, 2017. Dr Paic will give a series of lectures on Heavy Ion Physics at UCT and will also present a colloquium at iThemba LABS.
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International Masterclasses at iThemba LABS

During the coming weeks, high-school students around the world are invited to nearby research institutes and universities for a day-long programme to experience life at the forefront of basic research. These International Masterclasses give students the opportunity to become particle physicists for a day. During a Masterclass, participants work with
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Low-energy Rare Isotope Beam (LERIB) project

The LERIB Front End containing the ion source and target assembly was delivered from Legnaro, Italy and assembled in the RIB Off-line Laboratory in S- block where initial tests will be conducted with 50 keV stable beams. A short analysis beam line is being constructed as well. Once completed, the
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3 Mega volt Tandem accelerator, the “Tandetron” installation

The Materials Research Department of iThemba LABS is proud to announce that their new 3 Mega volt Tandem accelerator, the “Tandetron” with its digitally sophisticated beam transport system, has now been successfully installed, tested and declared operational up to the point of commissioning. Just the sight of this hi-tech equipment
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High-level Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety Compliance

For the first time ever and in accordance with the Environmental Risk Plan of the National Research Foundation, the NRF SHER function headed by the RISK Manager Mr Hannes Greeff, conducted a Compliance Audit at iThemba LABS on Thursday and Friday, 02 and 03 March 2017. Objectives of the audit
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E-Greeting Card for 2017

An e-greeting card was designed for distribution to collaborators, partners and suppliers at the start of 2017.  
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Scientific and Technical News

2017 marks 30 years of operation of the Separated Sector Cyclotron. A celebratory event is being planned for later in the year. The neutron physics group from the nuclear physics department of iThemba LABS hosted a Neutron metrology workshop on 16 February. The current collaboration is between iThemba LABS –
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