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17 May 2022
New state-of-the-art detector plates (GAMKA)
New state-of-the-art detector plates designed and manufactured by local company CJ Dustraction Systems in Kuils River (Cape Town, South Africa) are on their way to CERN to support the mounting of gamma-radiation detectors like the ones in the GAMKA spectrometer here in South Africa. 

This particular project was part of UWC's contribution to the new Isolde Decay Station (IDS) facility at CERN @ which involved a collaboration between UWC Physics & Astronomy, CERN, CJ Dustraction Systems (company which also manufactured the GAMKA frame) and the University of Liverpool.

In fact, UWC has another leading experiment approved at the IDS facility, which will hopefully be run later this year by UWC students and young researchers in collaboration with colleagues from CERN and other national and international institutions.

Data collected at CERN will be analysed by UWC students for their thesis work and leading publications. 

More information about UWC's CERN leading experiments can be found HERE.

These projects are part of a MoU established by the NRF and CERN in October 2015, which allows any South African scientist to lead experiments at CERN. This is not the first time - see here https://home.cern/news/news/experiments/ubuntu-powerful-motto-important-experiment