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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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NITheP Bursary workshop 2015

1st NIThep School on Computational Physics

Held in Stellenbosch from 6 to 17 July 2015

Associate workshop

18 & 19 September 2014

Congratulations Prof Azwinndini Muronga!

BHP Biliton Prize for outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) through communication for outreach and creating awareness over the past five years.

NITheP Bursary workshop

Was held at STIAS 21 & 22 November 2013

Associate Workshop 2013

NITheP Associates Workshop 26 & 27 September 2013, STIAS

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)

Mauritius, 6-17 June 2011

Mauritius Workshop on Cosmological Inflation

Workshop held at STIAS from 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2012

"Exploring the QCD frontiers with RHIC, LHC and EIC"

Summer School (prior to Workshop)

Summer School of "Exploring the QCD frontiers with RHIC, LHC and EIC" 27 - 29 Jan 2012

Prof John Carter (WITS), Minister Derek Hanekom, Prof Peter von Neumann-Cosel o(TU Darmstadt), Prof Hendrik Geyer

International Workshop on Nuclear Spectroscopy: Frontiers at Magnetic Spectrometers 19-21 November 2012

Workshop held at STIAS from 16-27 May 2011

"Nuclear Physics"

Workshop held at STIAS from 7-18 March 2011

"Equilibration and Equilibrium"

Workshop held at STIAS from 3-7 January 2011

"Quantum Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems and Materials"

Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2011

Held at the Stellenbosch Hotel from 19 to 30 January 2011

Annual CoE function 01 Feb 2011

Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor visiting the NITheP exhibition

Prof Kip Thorne

Prof Frederik Scholtz, Prof Kip Thorne and Dr Jeandrew Brink

Active Materials

The workshop on Active materials was held at NITheP from 17 to 19 November 2010

The Physics of Exceptional Points

The workshop on The Physics of Exceptional Points was held at NITheP from 2 to 5 November 2010

Cape Pioneer Trek - 18 to 23 October 2010

PhD student Coos Diener and MSc student Chris Rohwer completed the 680km 6-day mountain bike race and finished in 48th place.

Celebrating 50 years of the Laser

11 October 2010
Guest speakers: Prof Jan Govaerts, Sir Peter Knight, Prof Neil Turok, Prof Jim Gates

SAIP 2010

Best MSc Presentation: Karl Möller

Mauritius - July 2010

A NITheP delegation visited the Physics Department of the University of Mauritius.

NITheP opening - May 2008

Stephen Hawking & Mosibudi Mangena, former SA Minister of Science & Technology

NITheP opening - May 2008

Prof Stephen Hawking and Nobel Laureate Prof David Gross