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The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences is a group of multi-disciplinary research laboratories administered by the National Research Foundation. Based at two sites in the Western Cape and Gauteng, these provide facilities for:

  • Basic and applied research using particle beams
  • Particle radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer
  • The supply of accelerator-produced radioactive isotopes for nuclear medicine and research

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Dr Simon Mullins & Minister Naledi Pandor at AMS Facility

SA gets Africa’s first Mass Spectrometry Lab

Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor in Johannesburg on Monday at iThemba LABS Gauteng

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Some links to media coverage
SABC News
Africa News Network
Engineering News
Tech Central

 

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European particle collider computer network

SA soon to be part of giant European particle collider computer network

South Africa will join the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) in December. The WLCG processes and stores the immense amounts of data produced by the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is an instrument of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Read more …

 

 

Self-organisation in nature

Self-organisation in nature

Public Lecture: Self-organisation in nature

Venue: iThemba LABS, Old Faure Road, Faure, Somerset West
Date: Wed, 23 July 2014
Time: 18h00 – 19h00
RSVP: 021 975 4052
belinda@cadizstreet.co.za

Light refreshments will be served. (no cost involved)
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Open Day @ iThemba

Open Day @iThemba

Open Day @iThemba

Venue: iThemba LABS, Old Faure Road, Faure, Somerset West
Date: Sat 16 August 2014

Come join us for a day of discovery.
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Vacancy: Director iThemba LABS

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The PRaVDA Project

The PRaVDA Project

The Royal Society showcases the future of cancer treatment

PRaVDA Consortium Press Release

PRaVDA is a team of leading engineers, scientists, and oncologists from the Universities of Birmingham, Lincoln, Liverpool and Surrey, the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and the iThemba Laboratories (Cape Town, South Africa). Read more …

 

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Discovery Physics at the LHC

Discovery Physics at the LHC

1 – 6 December 2014
Protea Hotel, Kruger Gate, SA

Five days of plenary talks and parallel sessions where some of the very latest experimental results in high energy physics will be presented.

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PIXE 2015 Conference

14th International Conference on Particle Induced X-ray Emission (“PIXE 2015”)

26 February – 3 March 2015
Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, SA

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Swiss SA Nano Workshop

Swiss SA Nano Workshop

Swiss SA Nano Workshop

Building nano partnerships with the Swiss

The Swiss Embassy and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) hosted the first Swiss-South Africa Nano Workshop in April 2014. Read more …

 

 

NRF Communique

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iThemba LABS Annual Report

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NANOsciences AFrican NETwork: the African continent voice in the emerging field of nanosciences and nanotechnology

NANOAFNET Website

 

Africa’s 1st Mass Spec Lab

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Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor in Johannesburg on Monday at iThemba LABS Gauteng

AMS Launch Gallery

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Gallery of photos taken at the launch of the AMS Facility

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NRF Communique

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Latest news from the National Research Foundation (NRF)

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Postgrad SA-ALICE

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Postgraduate opportunities within South Africa – ALICE (SA-ALICE)
Take a “journey to the early Universe”

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RIB Project

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Testing of Silicon Carbide (SiC) target successful (Radioactive Ion Beam Project)

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Director’s Forum Gallery

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The NRF Director’s Forums recent workshop held at Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch incorporated a site visit to iThemba LABS on the 15th of May. The 27 delegates were hosted by the Acting Director, Dr Kobus Lawrie and his management team.

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iThemba LABS Expo

Virtual Tour

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