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To sustain a stimulating theoretical physics research and user facility that links South Africa internationally through excellence in research and training thereby supporting scientific innovation, transformation and socio economic development in South Africa.

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4-8 April 2016, Stellenbosch

Many-body Physics in Synthetic Quantum Systems

NITheP Bursary workshop 2015

Prof Sir Peter Knight public talk

On the 8th of March Sir Peter Knight presented a public talk titled "Quantum Technology for a Networked world". (Picture by Marisa Geyer)

NITheP opening - May 2008

Prof Stephen Hawking and Nobel Laureate Prof David Gross