L’Oréal Foundation awards Fellowships

On 7 December 2018, the award ceremony for the L’Oréal Foundation for Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa took place in Nairobi, Kenya. This program aims to support and reward talented young African female scientists in the field of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Harshna Jivan a Wits PhD student working in the K600 group, was honoured among 14 talented African women for the quality of her research. She studies the influence of nuclear deformation on the Pygmy Dipole Resonance in Samarium Isotopes, for which an experiment was performed at iThemba LABS using the K600+BaGeL setup in October 2016.