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The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (NRF-iThemba LABS) invites members of the media to attend the African Nuclear Physics Conference (ANPC 2023). It will host the conference at the Kruger Gate Hotel, located at the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, from Wednesday 29 November to Sunday 03 December 2023. Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Honourable Buti Manamela, will open the conference. Dr Angus Paterson, National Research Foundation (NRF) Acting DCEO: National Research Infrastructure Platforms; and Professor Victor Tshivhase, NRF-iThemba LABS Managing Director, will also deliver welcoming addresses.
NRF-iThemba LABS will welcome approximately 80 top scientists from nuclear physics research institutions both remotely and in-person located across Africa and the world. The African institutions at the conference will include NRF-iThemba LABS; the University of the Western Cape; University of the Witwatersrand; University of Cape Town; Ghana Atomic Energy Commission; Ain Shams University, Egypt; and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Nigeria; as well as their global counterparts, including the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia; Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Peking University; Kyushu University; and the University of Brighton.
The experts will present their recent nuclear physics research and findings. Some of the papers that will be presented will include Photon Strength Function Studies at iThemba LABSby Dr Kgashane Malatji of NRF-iThemba LABS; Medical Applications with Heavy/Radioactive Ion Beams by Charlot Vandevoorde of GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research; Nuclear structure via Coulomb excitation by Assistant Professor Akaa Daniel Ayangeakaa of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil; and The Oslo Method at iThemba LABS by Vetle Wegner Ingeberg of the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo. Furthermore, young researchers, including students and postdocs, will be given an opportunity to present their research to an international audience of experts.
“This is the third time we meet under the banner of the African Nuclear Physics Conference,” says Prof Tshivhase. “We met for the first time in 2019.So, the upcoming meeting is really an opportunity to reflect on the maturity of Africa’s nuclear physics research community. We will look into the advances that are being made, and also the shortcomings that still need to be addressed. The conference will also highlight the importance of collaborations between African and international scientists. New collaboration partnerships will be forged for the benefit of Africa’s nuclear physics research.”
Journalists are welcome to attend the opening and any other part of the conference.
Venue: Kruger Gate Hotel, Kruger National Park, MpumalangaDates: 29 November to 03 December 2023Time: 09:00
For more information visit: https://indico.tlabs.ac.za/event/119/overview
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