Welcome to iThemba LABS
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
News & Events
SA Swiss Nanotechnology Workshop
Discovery Physics at the LHC
1 – 6 December 2014
International Physics Masterclasses
Each year about 10 000 high school students in 37 countries come to one of about 160 nearby universities or research centres for one day.
FameLab is the international competition that gets people around the world to talk about science. SAASTA is currently partnering with the British Council and Jive Media to bring FameLab to South Africa for the second year.
Positron-iTL Press Release
Positron Corporation announces it has entered into a multi-year radioisotope supply agreement with iThemba LABS of Cape Town, South Africa.
The PRaVDA Project
PRaVDA is a team of leading instrumentation engineers and scientists, medical, high-energy and nuclear physicists and oncologists from the Universities of Birmingham, Lincoln, Liverpool and Surrey, the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, the iThemba Laboratories (Cape Town, South Africa). Read more …