all-day Conference on Neutrino and Nucle... @ Kogelberg Biosphere
Conference on Neutrino and Nucle... @ Kogelberg Biosphere
Feb 24 – Feb 28 all-day
The International Conference on Neutrino and Nuclear Physics 2020 (CNNP2020) will be held in the Kogelberg Biosphere near Cape Town (South Africa) from 24-28 February 2020 and will be hosted by iThemba LABS. The Kogelberg[...]
all-day Advanced Nuclear Science and Tec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Advanced Nuclear Science and Tec... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
The ANSTT3 will be a 5 day workshop to be held at iThemba LABS, Cape Town to focus on accelerator mass spectrometry, metrology and applications, environmental measurements and nuclear structure studies at iThemba LABS. This[...]


Inaugural Ion Beam Analysis Programme Advisory Committee Meeting (IBA PAC)

MRD hosted a very successful inaugural Ion Beam Analysis Programme Advisory Committee meeting (IBA PAC) on 7-8 March 2019 at iThemba LABS. A total of 17 proposals were submitted and presented during the first day of the meeting. Amongst the PAC committee members who attended included Prof Istvan Rajta from
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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
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Gallium Target Quality Control

The irradiation of gallium targets is part of a production process that is used to manufacture 68Ge/68Ga generators for detection of neuroendocrine tumours. The generators account for 30% of the annual radioisotopes sales. In 2018, multiple problems were experienced which related to gallium target ruptures during irradiation. A thorough investigation
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iThemba LABS/SAAO Workshop

A workshop on technical aspects of research facilities was held at iThemba LABS on 10 May and SAAO on 16 May. Close to 50 SAAO and iTL staff attended the workshop and 22 presentations were given on the four main technical streams: Software, Electronics, Mechanical and IT. Talks were followed
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AGATA Workshop

The “AGATA for stable beams” international workshop was organised on 25-26 March at the LNL nuclear physics facility at Legnaro, Italy. The workshop was dedicated to discussing future experiments with the AGATA gamma-ray tracking array.  The AGATA array is planned as a 4p ball of Ge detectors. It does not
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ANSTT2 Workshop

The Advanced Nuclear Science and Technology Techniques (ANSTT2) Workshop was a 3-day workshop held from 18-20 March at iThemba LABS. The main themes focused on metrology and applications; environmental measurements and nuclear structure studies; and follows on from the ANSTT meeting held in 2018.  Collaborations, both UK-Africa and inter-Africa, were
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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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