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The work on the SA COVID-19 project has triggered a collaboration with the Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST). The SA COVID-19 dashboard has grown with new data features, including snapshot views of how the pandemic is spreading in Africa, as well as statistics showing world trends, being
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From 24 – 28 February 2020, iThemba LABS is hosting the second Conference on Neutrino and Nuclear Physics (CNNP) at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa near Kleinmond, South Africa. This conference aims to promote collaboration between scientists from the fields of nuclear, neutrino, astro- and dark-matter physics, and
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Over the last few months, PhD students linked to the DSP have graduated/completed their research work. 1. Christiaan Brits has graduated with a PhD degree from Stellenbosch University in December 2019. Christiaan's work focussed on the electric quadrupole transition strength which is a fundamental quantity to probe the collective behaviour
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A iThemba LABS/Wits team from the High-throughput electronics laboratory within the Institute for Collider Particle Physics visited Jemstech. This electronics plant has populated the electronics boards for the first prototype made in South Africa of the Low Voltage Power Supplies (LVPS) for the upgraded Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS Detector
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An iThemba LABS-led experiment using the MAGNEX magnetic spectrograph at INFN-LNS in Catania took place in January. The experiment, proposed by Dr Luna Pellegri, used the 95 Mo(d,p) 96 Mo and 97 Mo(p,d) 96 Mo single-neutron transfer reactions to populate states in 96 Mo, with the intention of comparing the
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Flow trajectories (arrows) and temperature profile (colour code) of the coolant within a Bismuth bombardment target. Heat and flow calculations of complex systems are now performed at iThemba LABS using the FloEFD package for which staff from DSP, INIT and ACCELL were trained on a three day course. The software
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A new Computer Numerical Control vertical machine was delivered in the first week of February. The spindle speed is up to 12000 rpm, the maximum part weight is over 1 ton and the tool carousel accommodates different 30 tools. It was procured together with a CNC lathe, the two machines
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The SAINTS@tlabs Physics Summer School (funded through the SA-JINR Programme) is in full swing at iThemba LABS NRF. SAINTS, the Southern African Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences, is headed by a Co-ordinator and operates like a Department reporting to Dr Rudzani Nemutudi (Deputy-Director) at iThemba LABS. The current SAINTS
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The International Nuclear Physics Conference was held in Glasgow, UK this year and provided an opportunity for young scientists to present their research work to an audience of experts. Two of our PhD students from iThemba LABS, working on the newly commissioned electron spectrometer, presented preliminary results of their work
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A meeting between Dr Mlungisi Nkosi and a delegation from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)'s Energy Institute (EI) lead by Prof MTE Kahn, Director of the Institute (EI), took place on 16 September 2019 at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, CPUT. The purpose of the
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