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:

  1. Tape station for beta decay studies and LERIB: Rob Bark
  2. Alternative water supply: Daniel Dithejane
  3. Site upgrade project: Daniel Dithejane
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
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Majority of stars are in binaries, and more than half of them will interact and exchange mass at some point. Among them are pairs involving stars with extreme characteristics, very hot and compact white dwarf and cool and very large giant stars, which will be the subject of this talk.

This fascinating lecture is open for the public to attend at no cost.

We are partnering with the science engagement team at SAAO and bringing an evening Public lecture to iThemba LABS on the 28th of February. The speaker will be Dr. Joanna Mikolajewska from Nicolous Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Poland and is presently visiting SAAO. We will be combining this event with the evening star gazing activity meant for both adults and learners which will be facilitated by the SAAO team on the open grounds of iThemba LABS.

Advanced Nuclear Science and Technology Techniques Workshop @ 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, the south, west and east of Africa.

The workshop is funded by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK and organised under the auspices of the University of Brighton in collaboration with iThemba LABS.

14th International Masterclasses @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
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International Masterclasses in particle physics give secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves, by performing measurements on real data from CERN, to meet active particle physics researchers, and to link up with like-minded students from other countries.

Each year about 10 000 high school students in 37 countries come to one of about 160 nearby universities or research centres for one day to attend these International Masterclasses. Lectures given by active scientists provide insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundamental level of matter and forces, enabling the students to analyse real data from particle physics experiments by themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

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Research & Training

iThemba LABS is located in South Africa near Cape Town.

Department of Nuclear Physics at iThemba LABS conducts research as well as train postgraduate students in several fields. The High Energy Physics team is part of the ALICE collaboration at CERN and is a member of the SA-CERN Programme Programme.

Department of Nuclear Physics

iThemba LABS
PO Box 722
Somerset West 7129
South Africa

Physical Address:
Old Faure Road

Directions to iThemba

Tel: +27 (21) 843 1000
Fax: +27 (21) 843 3525

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For futher details contact:

Zinhle Buthelezi
E-mail: Zinhle Buthelezi

Ambrose Yaga
E-mail: Ambrose Yaga

Physics Forum @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm