12:00 am ANPC (Kruger19) @ Protea Hotel, Kruger National Park
ANPC (Kruger19) @ Protea Hotel, Kruger National Park
Jul 1 @ 12:00 am – Jul 6 @ 12:00 am
all-day BrightnESS-2 Workshop @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
BrightnESS-2 Workshop @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day
The European Spallation Source (https://europeanspallationsource.se/) under construction in Lund, Sweden, is a partnership of countries committed to the goal of building and operating the world leading facility for research using neutrons. The European Spallation Source[...]
12:00 am CYC2019 @ Westin Hotel, Cape Town
CYC2019 @ Westin Hotel, Cape Town
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – Sep 28 @ 12:00 am


iThemba LABS Senior Scientist Malik Maaza Receives National Order of Mapungubwe

iThemba LABS celebrates the national recognition of one of its outstanding senior research scientists, Professor Malik Maaza, who received the South African National Award of the Order of Mapungubwe  in the Silver category. Maaza proudly received his Order of Mapungubwe Silver award from the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at
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The BaGeL array in action

The second K600+BaGeL campaign took place in November and December 2018. Three experiments were performed during this beamtime, aiming at the investigation of the role of the nuclear deformation in the excitation of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance. The BaGeL array was upgraded from its previous configuration to a total of
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Nanosmat-Africa Conference

The Materials Research Department (MRD) and the University of South Africa (UNISA), under the framework of the UNISA-UNESCO chair, hosted the Inaugural NANOSMAT-AFRICA conference at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West during 19 – 23 November 2018. Amongst those who presented plenary talks are the Nobel Laureate Prof J
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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
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Fast Neutrons For The Next Decade and Beyond’ Workshop

The Neutron Workshop took place at iThemba LABS from 4-6 February 2019. The main aim of the workshop was to discuss the current status of the iThemba LABS neutron beam facility; plans for refurbishment/upgrade and the expectation of the fast neutron science communities. This is to prepare the iThemba LABS
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Parliamentary Expo

iThemba LABS was invited to participate in the Parliamentary Expo on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), themed “Team South Africa’s Readiness in the 4th Industrial Revolution / 1st Digital Revolution”. The exhibition was held at the State of the Nation Address 2019 from 12-14 February 2019 at the Parliament Precinct
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First Production Run at the New Tandetron Facility

Sulphur material is notoriously known to evaporate rapidly under the effect of ion beam irradiation, and for this reason sulphur targets are seldom used. The first production run at the new Tandetron facility was performed to test a new target making approach. The element is encapsulated in between extremely thin
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The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs

The paper “The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs”, by Adrian Patrut, Stephan Woodborne, Roxana T Patrut, Laszlo Rakosy, Daniel A Lowy, Grant Hall, Karl F von Reden, published in Nature Plants, Volume 4, 423-426 (2018) was ranked #66/100 globally for its news value, and #21 when compared
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Successful Measurements with the Tape Station

2018 has seen two experiments run on the tape station, the PhD project of Lucky Makhathini. Long ago, the Nobel Prize winners Aage Bohr and Ben Mottelson solved the Schrodinger equation for the atomic nucleus. They predicted that the nucleus could vibrate in certain ways. But is this really true?
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Electron Spectrometer Commissioned

The electron spectrometer project was successfully commissioned in October, a little later than expected than July when the device faced several severe problems in its first tests. The hard work of the “One iThemba” team from Subatomic physics, Instrumentation and IT, and Accelerator departments, all rallied around to fix the
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