International Masterclasses

International Masterclasses on the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Date: 11 February 2020


16th International Masterclasses 2020

Date: 14 March 2020

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Gallery of photos from Masterclass 2016
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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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Department of Nuclear Physics


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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Zinhle Buthelezi

Hilton Tobias