Faculty of Science Hosts High Energy Particle Physics Workshop

The High Energy Particle Physics Workshop (HEPP), convened by the Faculty of Science of Nelson Mandela University from 30th of January to the 1st of February 2019, aimed to promote Nelson Mandela’s statement that “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”. Representatives from various universities in the country were invited to engage with one another around high energy particle physics. The workshop was facilitated by Prof Alan Cornell (WITS) and Prof Bruce Mellado (iThemba LABS/WITS).

The workshop envisioned to provide a space for meaningful science engagement for Honours and undergraduate students with poster presentations. The topics covered in the workshop included high-energy theory and phenomenology, ATLAS physics and ALICE physics. The workshop also provided an opportunity for all MSc and PhD students to present to their peers and senior physicists. About 68 representatives from various universities in the country attended the workshop.