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9 October 2018
Tastes 8: Time To Get A Taste of Nuclear Physics Fun!

(Published - 4 October 2018)

Dear Campus Community,

Tastes is back, with lots of exciting new physics to share!

UWC’s Department of Physics and Astrophysics is hosting the 8th edition of the Tastes of Nuclear Physics event at UWC this October - and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

World-class lecturers from Cape Town, SA to Kentucky, USA (not to mention Spain and the UK) will be delivering interactive lectures on explosive astrophysics, South Africa’s nuclear detection labs and how to get gold from mercury through nuclear physics.

Students and post-docs from UWC, UniZulu, iThemba Labs and Stellenbosch University will also present on their ongoing research projects, in South Africa and beyond, and keep the experts on their toes with questions and discussions.

It’s also an opportunity for anyone who’s interested in finding out what nuclear physics is all about (it’s not just about bombs!)

The usual Tastes “Terms & Conditions” apply:

  • All are welcome, students and staff from any institutions
  • No fees (registration or otherwise) are required
  • Free refreshments (coffee breaks and delicious lunches) are provided
  • Transport will be arranged daily by iThemba LABS for students and staff who are based there

For more information, please consult the attached poster and programme, or visit  

Tastes of Nuclear Physics VIII
Date: 9 to 12 October 2018
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Venue: Physics Building, New Colloquium Room 1.35

Remember, all students and staff are come along and let’s do Physics!