Our mission is to serve as South Africa’s particle accelerator centre. We advance isotope science and technology, both fundamental and applied. We collaborate across communities and disciplines, from nuclear and particle physics to the life and material sciences. We discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge and opportunity for all.
The driving motivation behind particle physics experiments is the desire to uncover the true nature of fundamental forces and particles. Scientists at iThemba LABS are involved in the international ATLAS project based at CERN.