9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Invited Plenary Speakers



 

Gamma-ray bursts and other transients: Ephemeral tests of extreme physics

Ralph Wijers

Professor of High-Energy Astrophysics
Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


From RISING at GSI to the DESPEC Fast-Timing Project at FAIR: The New Nuclear Spectroscopy of the Most Exotic Isotopes

Patrick Regan

Department of Physics, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


Widening the net: attracting and keeping women in physics

Diane Grayson

University of Pretoria


Neutron imaging – a powerful set of methods complementary to X-rays

Burkhard Schillinger

Technische Universität München, Germany


An Introduction to Space Weather: How it Impacts South African Technology and Society

Mark Moldwin

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
University of Michigan, USA


Communicating Science – How to wake the sleeping, gray cat

Elsabe Brits

Specialist science journalist, “Die Burger”


Spin caloritronics – more than spin-dependent thermoelectrics

Gerrit Bauer

Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan and
Kavli Institute of NanoScience, TU Delft, The Netherlands


Some things physicists have learned about physics education by doing research in cognitive science

Ramon Lopez

Department of Physics,The University of Texas at Arlington, USA


In situ RBS and XRD investigation of thin film formation

Andre Vantomme

Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Leuven, Belgium


Non-Specialist Lectures

 

Toward the Great Quest to Decipher Galaxies: The WISE High-Resolution Galaxy Image Atlas

Tom Jarrett

Department of Astronomy, UCT/Caltech

 

ATLAS+CMS Higgs Combination

Ketevi Adikle Assamagan

University of Johannesburg/Brookhaven National Laboratory

 

Digital Holograms

Andrew Forbes

National Laser Centre/CSIR
 

Residual stress assessment of helical coil spring production for the motor vehicle industry

Andrew Venter

Necsa

 

Use of neutron diffraction for residual stress mapping in industrial applications

Vladimir Luzin

Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
 
 
(Some more non-specialist lectures will be added once they are confirmed)