Themes of the School
To promote the teaching of nuclear and particle physics, as well as to provide exposure to nuclear science, by combining teaching resources throughout South Africa in a stimulating and mentoring environment.
Nuclear and particle physics research represents a very important and exciting science frontier. Delegates will be exposed to research programmes and opportunities relevant to South Africa in this field.
Nuclear science is a field resulting from the
application of basic knowledge in the fields mentioned above to areas such as
industry, mining, medicine, agriculture, energy and the environment. Nuclear
science capability is becoming increasingly important for modern competitive
economies. There is a rapid change on the morphology of South Africa’s
“Nuclear Landscape” and new developments such as the Pebble Bed Nuclear
Reactor project open enormous opportunities for education and exciting
To inspire student delegates on the verge of graduating to pursue studies in nuclear and particle physics. The continued development of South Africa's teaching and research capability as well as the development of high level skills in the nuclear science area depends on attracting and developing young people. Students will be exposed to opportunities for postgraduate study and be introduced to potential supervisors.
To provide an opportunity for students delegates to
meet their peers and share some of their share their research findings with