SAIP2013

from Monday, 8 July 2013 (07:30) to Friday, 12 July 2013 (23:00)


        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
8 Jul 2013
9 Jul 2013
10 Jul 2013
11 Jul 2013
12 Jul 2013
AM
09:30
Meetings (until 17:00) ()
09:30 Council Meeting 1   ()
07:30 --- Registration ---
08:45 Opening and Welcome   ()
09:00
Plenary (until 10:00) ()
09:00 PLENARY: Investigation of porphyrins on metal surfaces with synchrotron radiation: conformation, magnetic and electronic properties - Dr Andrea Goldoni (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste)   ()
10:00 --- Tea ---
10:30
Applied -Dr Tjaart Krüger (University of Pretoria) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 Quantum coherence and transport processes in photosynthesis - Ms Adriana Marais (UKZN)   ()
11:10 Femtosecond spectroscopy of the carotenoids in the main light-harvesting complex of plants - Mr Joshua Botha (CSIR NLC)   ()
Slides
11:30 The role of catalytic residues in amidases as revealed by mutagenesis and X-ray crystallography - Prof. Trevor Sewell (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:50 Laser Penetration through different skin phototypes - Dr Aletta Karsten (CSIR, National Laser Centre)   ()
10:30
Astro -Prof. Derck Smits (University of SA) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 SALT Observations of Herschel Discovered Gravitationally Lensed Galaxies - Prof. Lerothodi Leeuw (University of South Africa)   ()
10:50 Fuelling the star formation in brightest cluster galaxies - Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University)   ()
Paper
11:10 Exploring Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies at z~1 with the Hubble Space Telescope - Ms Riona Ramraj (UCT, SAAO)   ()
11:50 The Sutherland site seeing conditions and the prospect of an AO system for SALT - Ms laure catala (SAAO-UCT)   ()
10:30
DCMPM1 -Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 Low-Energy Electronic Structure and Fermi Surface of the itinerant metamagnet Sr<sub>3</sub>Ru<sub>2</sub>O<sub>7</sub> - Ms Arlette Sohanfo Ngankeu (Department of Physics University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:50 Investigation of Diffusion for the ion implanted Xenon in 6H-SiC - Ms Thabsile Thabethe (University of pretoria (Tuks))   ()
11:10 Modification of glassy Carbon under Strontium ion implantation - Ms opeyemi odutemowo (university of pretoria)   ()
11:30 Luminescent properties of pulse laser deposition (PLD) thin films of SrGa2S4:Ce3+ coated with metallic TaSi2 - Ms Pulane Moleme (200922)   ()
11:50 Relative stability of graphene and carbon nanotube structures - Ms MOSHIBUDI SHAI (university of limpopo)   ()
10:30
DCMPM2 -Dr Ted Kroon (University of the Free State) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 Magnetic Phase Diagram of Cr<sub>100-<sub><I>x</I></sub></sub>Os<sub><I>x</I></sub>alloys - Mr Pius Rodney Fernando (PhD Student)   ()
Paper
10:50 Characterization of Transition metal nitrides thin films deposited using RF Magnetron Sputtering - Mr Jonah Kuria (DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
11:10 Electronic and mechanical properties of the actinide mononitride and dinitride - Mr Kingsley Obodo (University of Pretoria, South Africa)   ()
11:30 Synthesis and characterization metal chalcogenide nanocrystals used as active layers in solar cells - Mr Pierre Mubiayi Kalenga (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
11:50 The calculated vacancy formation energies of Al, Ni, Cu, Pd, Ag, and Pt. - Ms Cornelia van der Walt (Physics Department, University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
10:30
Education -Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape) (until 12:10) ()
10:50 The barometer of scientific endeavour: A comparative analysis - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
11:10 The Virtual Observatory - A New Era for Astronomy Education - Dr Sudhanshu Barway (South African Astronomical Observatory)   ()
11:30 Postgraduate student driven outreach in physics at Stellenbosch University - Mr Charles Rigby (Laser Research Institute, Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:50 Is there a gap between the high school curriculum and first year university experience? - Ms Buyi Sondezi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:30
NPRP -Dr LP Masiteng (UJ) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 Characterization of the 2+ excitation of Hoyle state in 12C - Mr fhumulani nemulodi (University of stellenbosch)   ()
10:50 Aspects of the structure of heavy carbon isotopes - Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
11:10 Search for the 5 alpha cluster state in 20Ne - Mr Jacobus Swartz (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:30 Cluster Model Analysis of Th isotopes - Mr Erasmus du Toit (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:50 Status of the study of multi-body decays of heavy nuclei using the modified Light Ions Spectrometer. - Mr Vusi Malaza (Military Academy, Stellenbosch University)   ()
10:30
Photonics -Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 Creating and decomposing vector Bessel beams - Dr Angela Dudley (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
10:50 A coaxial superposition of coherent Gaussian beams - Mr Darryl Naidoo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   ()
11:10 Bessel-Gaussian entanglement - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
11:30 Efficient sorting of Bessel beams - Ms Thandeka Mhlanga (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
11:50 Beam shaping with a laser amplifier - Dr Igor Litvin (CSIR NLC)   ()
10:30
Space Science -Mr Etienne Koen (SANSA Space Science) (until 12:10) ()
10:50 Noise sensitivity of a VHF broadband interferometer - Mr Chih-Fong Wen (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal)   ()
11:10 Particle flux forecast using space wind parameters in a multivariate auto-regressive model with Kalman filtering - Ms Charlotte Hillebrand (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
11:30 Detecting Lightning Distribution Changes using Satellite Imagery - Ms Aimee Booysens (SANSA Space Science)   ()
11:50 Monitoring land-cover changes using satellite imagery - Mr Wayne Goosen (SANSA Space Science)   ()
10:30
Theoretical -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 12:10) ()
10:30 The March 2015 total solar eclipse and its potential for testing the General Theory of Relativity - Prof. Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)   ()
10:50 Preliminary site survey for a laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) for South Africa - Prof. Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)   ()
11:10 Investigation of Phase Transitions in Tungsten Trioxide - Mr Malcolm Govender (CSIR)   ()
07:30 --- Registration ---
08:00
Plenary (until 09:00) ()
09:00
Applied -Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Lightning Activity Predictions for Single Buoy Moorings - Dr Andrew Collier (SANSA Space Science)   ()
09:20 NON-SPECIALIST: Numerical Modelling of Pavement Materials - Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR)   ()
Paper
09:00
Astro -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 DIVISION MEETING   ()
09:00
DCMPM1 -Dr Vijay Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free State Bloemfontein 9300) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Advanced Power Sources for Electronic Devices and Electric Vehicles. - Mr Cliffton Masedi (University of Limpopo-Material Modelling Centre)   ()
09:20 High temperature conductance fluctuations and Tomonaga - Luttinger liquid behaviour of aligned metallic SWCNT ropes. - Ms Siphephile Ncube (Student)   ()
09:00
DCMPM2 -Prof. Johan Malherbe (University of Pretoria) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 The effect of chemical pressure on the ferromagnetic (FM) ordering of Ce<i>TX</i> compounds - Ms Buyi Sondezi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
09:20 Structural and Magnetic Properties of MgxSrxMnxCo1-3xFe2O4 Nanoparticle ferrites - Mr Nadir Osman (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
Paper
Slides
09:40 Synthesis, characterization and gas sensing applications of Tungsten Trioxide - Mr Malcolm Govender (CSIR)   ()
09:00
Education -Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 First year astronomy students' interpretation of the term "radiation" - Ms Mpeli Takane (Universtity of Cape Town- Masters student)   ()
09:20 A scientifically efficient approach for uniform evaluation of Physics practicals using software embedded and improvisation-based system at Doornfontein Campus of the University of Johannesburg - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
09:40 What is problem-solving? - Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
09:00
NPRP -Prof. Bruce Mellado (WITS) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Phenomenological interpolation of quarkonia cross sections - Dr Francesco Bossu (iThemba LABS)   ()
09:20 Research progress in the Η→Ζ&Zeta;<sup>(∗)</sup>→τ<sup>+</sup> τ<sup>-</sup> l<sup>+</sup>l<sup>-</sup> decay channel - Mr Guillermo Hamity (Msc Physics (WITS))   ()
Paper
09:40 Leptons from J/ψ and heavy-flavour hadron decays in pp and Pb-Pb collisions studied with ALICE at the LHC - Dr Siegfried Förtsch (iThemba LABS)   ()
09:00
Photonics -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Low Intensity Laser Irradiation (LILI) in combination with Growth Factors in a Co-culture System supports the Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells - Mr Bernard Mvula (Doctoral Student)   ()
Paper
09:20 The Impact of Low Intensity Laser Irradiation on Lung Cancer Stem Cell Viability and Proliferation - Ms Anna Magdalena Crous (Anine)   ()
Paper
09:40 Graphene substrates for increased embryonic stem cell optical transfection efficiency - Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC)   ()
09:00
Space Science (until 10:00) ()
09:00 DIVISION MEETING   ()
09:00
Theoretical -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Three-body Bound state calculations - Mr Bahati Mukeru (UNISA)   ()
09:20 DIVISION MEETING   ()
10:00 --- Tea ---
10:30
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 DIVISION MEETING   ()
11:10 South African night sky brightness during high aerosol epochs - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:30
Astro -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 NON-SPECIALIST: Radio Astronomy at the Centre for High Performance Computing - Prof. Catherine Cress (CHPC/UWC)   ()
11:10 Line, LINER, linest - from micro-AGN to ultra-luminous LINERS. One and the same? - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
11:30 Dust in the Radio Galaxy and Merger Remnant NGC 1316 (Fornax A) - Mr Bernard Duah Asabere (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:30
DCMPM1 -Dr Vinod Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free state, Bloemfontein, ZA-9300) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Analysis of controlled structural disorder in few layer graphite and graphene - Ms Kirsty Sanders (university of the witwatersrand)   ()
10:50 Electronic Transport Properties of Silicon-germanium Nanowires - Mr Tahir Aslan (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
11:10 Magnetic Properties of CoFe2O4/CoFe2 nanocomposites reduced by activated charcoal in argon atmosphere - Mr Itegbeyogene Ezekiel (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
Paper
11:30 Mott’s Variable Range Hopping Model: an Easy Method for Identification of Phase Transition - Mr Amos Akande (CSIR National Center for Nano-Structured and Materials, P.O.Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa / Department of Physics and Mineral Science, University of Limpopo, Private Bag x1106, SOVENGA 0727 South Africa.)   ()
10:30
DCMPM2 -Dr Erasmus Koena Rammutla (University of Limpopo) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 New Techniques for Determining Dopant Concentrations In Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanospheres - Mr Vincent Marsicano (University of the Witswatersrand)   ()
Paper
10:50 Spin-lattice relaxation in Fe implanted ZnO - Mr Hilary Masenda (Wits)   ()
11:10 The effect of EWG and EDG on the HOMO and LUMO levels of Alq3. - Ms Mart-Mari Duvenhage (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
11:30 White Cathodoluminescence Zn<sub>0.3</sub>Mg<sub>0.7</sub>Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>:Tb<sup>3+</sup>;Eu<sup>3+</sup> phosphor - Mr Samy Shaat (Department of Physics at University of Free State)   ()
Paper
10:30
Education -Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Competency in units and measurement: Does it provide a good indicator of the performance of students in university first year Physics? - Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:50 Active Learning 101 - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
11:10 Correlation between the social background of a selected group of grade 10 learners and their views on the nature of science. - Mr Vonani Baloyi (University of Pretoria)   ()
11:30 Exploring Science Shows that Bridge the Gap between Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and Modern Science: The Lightning (Electricity) Show - Mr Mdumiseni Nxumalo (University of Zululand Science Centre)   ()
10:30
NPRP -Prof. Simon Connell (UJ) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Identifying Exclusive Proton-Proton Interactions in the ATLAS Experiment - Mr Ferdinand Schenck (UCT)   ()
10:50 Using the Higgs as a portal to the "hidden sector" - Dr Elizabeth Castaneda (University of Johannesburg)   ()
notes
Paper
11:10 Search of invisible anomalous Higgs boson decays with the ATLAS detector at the LHC - Itumeleng Molefi   ()
Paper
11:30 Applications of JIMLWK Evolution to Exclusive J/&psi; Production in the ATLAS Detector - Ms Andrecia Ramnath (University of Cape Town)   ()
10:30
Photonics - Lourens Botha (until 11:50) ()
10:30 A CW and Actively Q-switched Thulium-doped Fibre Laser - Mr Riaan Stuart Coetzee (SU)   ()
10:50 A 2-crystal high-power CW and Q-switched Nd:YLF laser at 1314nm - Mr Roelf Botha (HartRAO)   ()
Slides
11:10 5 Watt Zinc Germanium Phosphide Optical Parametric Oscillator - Mr Cobus Jacobs (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
11:30 Acousto vs. Electro Optic Modulators in Short pulse, high peak power Q-switched lasers - Mr Loyiso Maweza (CSIR)   ()
10:30
Space Science -Dr Shimul Maharaj (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Study of the time variation of geomagnetic field over southern Africa applying harmonic splines technique on CHAMP satellite data - Mr Emmanuel Nahayo (SANSA Space Science)   ()
11:10 NON-SPECIALIST: Progress with the development of the Lunar Laser Ranger for South Africa - Prof. Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)   ()
10:30
Theoretical -Prof. Thomas Konrad (UKZN) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Modelling the stability of a semiflexible network tethered to a membrane - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   ()
10:50 Concavity of energy surfaces - Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
11:10 Heavy Baryons with Strangeness - Mr Jaco Blanckenberg (Stellenbosch University)   ()
Paper
11:30 Finite-size key in QKD protocols for Renyi entropies - Mr Mhlambululi Mafu (Centre for Quantum Technology)   ()
Paper
11:50
Plenary (until 12:50) ()
11:50 PLENARY: Gender Gap in Science and Leadership - Dr Barbara Montanari (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)   ()
07:30 --- Registration ---
08:00
Plenary (until 11:00) ()
08:00 PLENARY: Dark Matter - the Unseen Universe - Prof. Theodore Williams (South African Astronomical Observatory)   ()
09:00 PLENARY: Beyond the Standard - Dr Sahal Yacoob (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
10:00 PLENARY: Shaping frequency entangled photon pairs - Prof. Thomas Feurer (University Bern)   ()
11:00 --- EXCURSIONS ---
07:30 --- Registration ---
08:00
Plenary (until 09:00) ()
08:00 PLENARY: Recent progress in understanding very low frequency waves, high energy particles, and the coupled inner magnetospheric environment. - Dr Jacob Bortnik (University of California at Los Angeles)   ()
09:00
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 On the characterisation of photovoltaic solar cells by means of device parameter extraction algorithms. - Mr Lucian Bezuidenhout (NMMU Physics Department)   ()
09:20 Comparison of indoor and outdoor current-voltage characterisation of photovoltaic modules - Ms Jacqui Crozier (NMMU)   ()
09:40 Effect of spectral changes on I-V parameters of triple junction solar cells - Mr Nicholas Kwarikunda (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
Paper
09:00
Astro -Prof. Catherine Cress (CHPC/UWC) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Effects of tides on the occurrence of pulsations in components of binary star systems - Mr Massimo Predieri (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
09:20 Investigation of characteristic signals of a black-hole pulsar binary system on the grid - Mr Bevan Carlson (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
09:00
DCMPM1 -Dr Joseph Asante (Tshwane University of Technology) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Computational study of anatase TiO<sub>2</sub> nanotube as an anode material for lithium ion batteries - Mr Mulatedzi Gandamipfa (University of Limpopo)   ()
09:20 DFT+U study of Li adsorption on (110) β-MnO<sub>2</sub> surface - Ms khomotso Maenetja (University Of Limpopo)   ()
09:40 Electronic and Optical properties of Si_3Al(P, As) - Dr Hermann Azemtsa Donfack (University of South Africa)   ()
09:00
DCMPM2 -Prof. Sekhar Chandra Ray (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Carbon in Modern Nuclear Reactors - Prof. Johan Malherbe (University of Pretoria)   ()
09:40 Synthesis and characterization of novel semiconductor nanocrystals for third generation solar cells - Dr Nosipho Moloto (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
09:00
Education -Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Physics foundation program: Implications for second year mainstream physics module - Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
09:20 The challenges of tutor training for high school learners - Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)   ()
09:40 Conceptual Coherence By Contrast - Mr MJ Schwartz (Unizul Science Centre)   ()
09:00
NPRP -Mr Vusi Malaza (Student) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Emissions of Trace Elements from Motor Vehicles Monitored by Active Biomonitoring: a tunnel study in the Western Cape, South Africa using ICP-MS and neutron activation - Ms Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu (Stellenbosch University)   ()
Paper
09:20 Determination of U-235 in the context of interference with Ra-226 for the study of the disequilibrium in the U-238 decay series - Mr Thokozani Khumalo (Student at University of Johannesburg (Physics Department))   ()
Paper
Slides
09:40 To study the mobility of the naturally radioactive materials (NORMs) in the sediments as a function of changing environmental conditions - Mr Nkosinathi Sipho Shongwe (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
Slides
09:00
Photonics - Pieter Neethling (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Is long distance free-space quantum communication with the OAM state of light feasible? - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR, National Laser Center)   ()
09:20 Fibre Bragg grating Sensor For Real Time Fence Monitoring - Ms Stephanie Mukarugina (University of Johannesburg)   ()
09:40 Hot-Spot Detection and Location over an Optical Fibre - Mr Jean-Jacques Monga Kaboko (University of Johannesburg)   ()
09:00
Space Science (until 10:00) ()
09:00
Theoretical -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 10:00) ()
09:00 Quantum teleportation, quantum scissor and quantum transcription - Dr Sandeep Goyal (UKZN)   ()
09:20 Scalable implementation scheme for quantum walks using classical light - Dr Sandeep Goyal (UKZN)   ()
10:00 --- Tea ---
10:30
Applied -Dr Sampson Mamphweli (University of Fort Hare) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Modeling and real time simulation of instantaneous performance of residential air source heat pump water heater. - Mr Stephen Loh Tangwe (Fort Hare Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare)   ()
Paper
10:50 Effect of air dynamics in the concentrator and behind the rotor on power output of a Concentrator Augmented Wind Turbine (CAWT) - Ms Chipo Shonhiwa (University of Fort Hare)   ()
11:10 Development of a Large Area Light Beam Induced Current scanner - Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU)   ()
10:30
Astro -Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 CTA: The next-generation giant for ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy - Mr Isak Delberth DAVIDS (North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus)   ()
10:50 Modelling the light curves of Fermi LAT millisecond pulsars - Dr Christo Venter (NWU)   ()
Paper
Slides
11:10 Modelling the gamma-ray and radio light curves of the double pulsar system - Mr Albertus Seyffert (Centre for Space Research, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa)   ()
Paper
11:30 Implementation of an offset-dipole magnetic field in a geometric pulsar emission code - Ms Monica Breed (NWU Potchefstroom)   ()
Paper
Slides
10:30
DCMPM1 -Prof. Moise Bertin Tchoula Tchokonte (Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 NON-SPECIALIST: Status of Aberration-corrected Transmission Electron Microscopy in South Africa - Prof. Johannes Neethling (Director, Centre for HRTEM, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
11:30 Computational Modelling Study of nickel-rich pentlandite {111} surface - Mr Peace Prince Mkhonto (University of Limpopo)   ()
Paper
10:30
DCMPM2 -Prof. Johan Malherbe (University of Pretoria) (until 11:50) ()
11:10 Benefits of the circular current’s duo Cartesian magnetic dipolar model - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   ()
11:30 Ab initio calculations on the structural, electronic and optical properties of the hazardous silver nitrides - Mr MOHAMMED S. H. SULEIMAN (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
10:30
Education (until 11:50) ()
10:30
NPRP -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Comparison of neutron fluence spectra measured with NE213 proton recoil spectrometer and NE230 deuteron recoil spectrometer - Mr vusumuzi masondo (student)   ()
10:50 Study of fast neutron irradiation induced damage on Graphite and Zircaloy-4 - Mr Tshepo Mahafa (University of Johannesburg)   ()
11:10 DIVISION MEETING - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   ()
10:30
Photonics - Erich Rohwer (until 11:50) ()
10:30 Improvement of calibration accuracy in fibre optic wavelength for DWDM applications - Dr van Brakel Adriaan (NMISA)   ()
10:50 A Theoretical Model and Simulation of Low-Reflectivity Active Linear Cavity for temperature and vibration sensing - Mr Emmanuel E. Okafor (University of Johannesburg) Mr Michelin Della Tamin (University of Johannesburg)   ()
11:10 Stability of a laser cavity with non-parabolic phase transformation elements - Dr Igor Litvin (CSIR NLC)   ()
10:30
Space Science (until 11:50) ()
10:30
Theoretical -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg) (until 11:50) ()
10:50 A review of generalized and unsharp measurements - Ms Humairah Bassa (University of KwaZulu-Natal and NLC, CSIR)   ()
Paper
11:10 NON-SPECIALIST: Classical optics in the language of quantum mechanics - Prof. Thomas Konrad (UKZN)   ()
11:50
Plenary (until 12:50) ()
11:50 PLENARY: Quantum Interference of “Clocks” - Prof. Caslav Brukner (Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences)   ()
PM
12:10
Plenary (until 13:10) ()
12:10 PLENARY: Synchrotron radiation characterizations of carbon-based nanostructures - Dr Cinzia Cepek (Istituto Officina dei Materiali - CNR)   ()
13:10 --- Lunch ---
14:10
Applied -Dr RAYMOND WALTER SPARROW (CSIR - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ERA (BIOSCIENCES)) (until 15:10) ()
14:10 The mechanism of the amidases: Mutating the glutamate adjacent to the catalytic triad inactivates the enzyme - Prof. Bryan Trevor Sewell (University of Cape Town)   ()
14:30 Modelling interacting filaments in motility assays - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   ()
14:50 A matched quadruplet of terbium radionuclides for nuclear imaging and radionuclide therapy - Dr Deon Steyn (iThemba LABS)   ()
14:10
Astro -Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus) (until 15:10) ()
14:10 Galaxy peculiar velocities in the Zone of Avoidance - Mr Khaled Said (Msc. student university of Cape town)   ()
Paper
14:30 Development of an Improved Mode Identification Formula For Pulsating Stars - Mr Getachew Mekonnen Mengistie (North West University, Mafikeng Campus)   ()
14:10
DCMPM1 -Dr Cinzia Cepek (Istituto Officina dei Materiali - CNR) (until 15:10) ()
14:30 Synthesis of NIS nanostructures by microwave-assisted hydrothermal technique - Ms Ella Linganiso (National Centre for Nano-structured Materials, CSIR)   ()
14:50 The effects of substrate temperature on the structure, morphology and photoluminescence properties of pulsed laser deposited Y3 (Al, Ga)5O12:Ce3+ nano thin films. - Mr Sipho Dlamini (University of the Free State: Physics Department)   ()
Paper
14:10
DCMPM2 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 15:10) ()
14:10 Magnetic properties of the (Cr<sub>100-<i>x</i></sub>Al<sub><i>x</i></sub>)<sub>99</sub>V<sub>1</sub> alloy system - Mr Blessed Muchono (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
14:30 AES and TOF-SIMS measurements of In segregation in a polycrystalline Cu crystal - Mr Moshawe Madito (University of the Free State)   ()
14:10
Education -Mr Mdumiseni Nxumalo (University of Zululand Science Centre) (until 15:10) ()
14:30 Using Astronomy to enhance Physics teaching at undergraduate level - Ms laure catala (SAAO-UCT)   ()
14:50 Overview of the Extended Curriculum Programme Physics at the University of the Western Cape - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   ()
14:10
NPRP -Dr Elizabeth Castaneda (UJ) (until 15:10) ()
14:10 Investigation of the radiative strength function in <sup>74</sup>Ge - Dr DINESH NEGI (iThemba LABS)   ()
14:30 Reaction mechanisms studied using the iThemba LABS recoil detector - Dr Sifiso Ntshangase (University of Zululand)   ()
14:50 Search for chirality in 193Tl - Mr Joram Ndayishimye (Stellenbosch University)   ()
Slides
14:10
Photonics - Erich Rohwer (until 15:10) ()
14:10 Cold Atoms at UKZN - Dr Michael Morrissey (University of KwaZulu NAtal)   ()
Paper
14:30 DIVISION MEETING   ()
14:10
Space Science -Dr Nkanyiso Mbatha (until 15:10) ()
14:10 Prediction of foF2 from GPS TEC over AFRICA - Mr Nicholas Ssessanga (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Sceince ))   ()
14:50 Tomographic imaging of the ionospheric structure and disturbances in the region of the East-Central Africa region - Mubela Mutale (University Of Zambia)   ()
Paper
14:10
Theoretical (until 15:10) ()
15:10 --- Tea ---
15:40
Applied -Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Solid state reaction of ruthenium with silicon carbide, and the implications for its use as a schottky contact for high temperature operating schottky diodes. - Mr Kinnock Vundawaka Munthali (University of Pretoria and Polytechnic of Namibia)   ()
16:00 The variation of dose rate dependence parameters of synthetic diamond detectors with electron energy - Mr Nicholas Ade (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)   ()
16:20 A Novel Mode of Current Switching Dependent on Activated Charge Transport - Mr Stanley Walton (University of Cape Town)   ()
Paper
15:40
Astro -Dr Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Johannesburg) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) - Prof. Derck Smits (University of SA)   ()
16:00 Elemental abundance determinations in photoionized nebulae - Ms Andri Prozesky (Unisa)   ()
16:20 Spectroscopic Observations of Eclipsing Contact Binary Stars - Ms Patricia Skelton (UNISA)   ()
Slides
15:40
DCMPM1 -Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Computational modelling studies of structural, electronic and mechanical properties of palladium sulphide - Ms Mamogo Masenya (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:00 Computer Simulation Study Of Manganese Dioxide Nanotubes - Mr DAVID TSHWANE (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)   ()
16:20 Spectral selectivity of doped Zinc and Aluminium oxide thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis for Solar Energy applications - Mr Prospery C. SIMPEMBA (Copperbelt University)   ()
Slides
15:40
DCMPM2 -Dr Mokhotjwa Simon Dhlamini (University of South Africa) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Hydrogen Functionalized Graphene for possible Spintronics Applications - Prof. Sekhar Chandra Ray (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:20 Synthesis of zinc oxide based nanophosphors by solution-combustion method - Dr Vinod Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, ZA-9300)   ()
Paper
15:40
Education -Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 If 1+1=3, then E=1/2mc! - Dr Emanuela Carleschi (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
16:00 University students’ performance in different types of exam questions informs on their problem solving skills as well as studying ability - Dr Claudia Albers (WITS university)   ()
Paper
16:20 The IAU Office of Astronomy Development - Dr Jean-Christophe Mauduit (International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development)   ()
15:40
NPRP -Mr Zipho Ngcobo (iThemba LABS) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Developing gamma-ray tracking with a segmented Ge detector - Dr Elena Lawrie (iThemba LABS)   ()
Paper
16:00 Simulating the position sensitivity of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector - Mr Sive Noncolela (UWC)   ()
Slides
16:20 Depletion voltage measurements of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector. - Mr Jayson Easton (iThemba LABS and University of the Western Cape)   ()
15:40
Photonics - Christine Steenkamp (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Ultrafast photodynamics of charge transfer reactions in Indoline-sensitized ZnO solar cells - Mr Egmont Rohwer (Stellenbosch University)   ()
16:00 Observation of structural dynamics of 1T-TiSe<sub>2</sub> using femtosecond electron diffraction - Ms Aminat Oyiza Suleiman (Laser Research Institute)   ()
16:20 Adaptive quantum coherent control of a multilevel molecular system in the time-frequency domain - Dr Lourens Botha (CSIR:NLC)   ()
15:40
Space Science -Mr Brady Wen (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Progress towards a GIC prediction framework - Dr Stefan Lotz (SANSA)   ()
16:00 Extraction of surface impedance from magnetotelluric data - Mr Sfundo Khanyile (SANSA Space Science)   ()
Paper
Slides
16:20 Estimation of Arrival Time, Duration, and Intensity of Major Storms Caused by Earth Directed Halo Coronal Mass Ejections Using the WSA-Enlil Cone Model - Mr NETSANET ALAMIREW (UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA SPACE AGENCY)   ()
15:40
Theoretical (until 16:40) ()
16:40
Plenary (until 17:40) ()
16:40 PLENARY: Magnetic and electronic properties of surfaces by advanced soft x-ray synchrotron radiation techniques - Dr Elena Magnano (IOM-CNR, Laboratorio tasc, Trieste, Italy)   ()
17:40
Poster1 (until 18:40) ()
17:40 A circular current's duo Cartesian magnetic dipolar model and limitations on fields as spatial derivatives of potentials - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   ()
17:40 A reflection setup for Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy - Mr Shane Smith (Physics Post Graduate Student)   ()
17:40 A Theoretical Investigation of the Structural, Electronic and Phase transition of Molybdenum Selenide compounds - Mr Mahmud Abdulsalam (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)   ()
17:40 Analysis of electron diffraction patterns in DCNQI salts - Mr Olufemi Opeyemi Olaoye (SU)   ()
17:40 Annihilation of Positrons with High Momentum states in Lithium Flouride using Local Density Approximation and Generalized Gradient Approximation - Mr Thulani Jili (University of Zululand)   ()
17:40 Assessment of Neutron-Irradiated 3C-SiC - Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU)   ()
17:40 Azimuthal beam superpositions with intra-cavity rings - Mr Darryl Naidoo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   ()
17:40 Blue luminescence from Bi doped MgAl<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> prepared by the combustion method - Mr Wael Tabaza (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Characterization of epitaxial Cr thin films - Mr P R Fernando (University of Johannesbug)   ()
Paper
17:40 Comparative analysis of fabricated Titanium Schottky doides on silicon and gold doped silicon - Mr Fred Joe Nambala (University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Competitive Growth Texture of Pulse Laser Deposited VO2 Nanostructures on Glass Substrate - Mr itani given madiba (iThemba labs)   ()
17:40 Computational studies of the bulk cobalt pentlandite (Co<sub>9</sub>S<sub>8</sub>): Validation of the potential model. - Dr Mofuti Mehlape (University Of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus))   ()
Paper
17:40 computer modelling studies of pressure dependance on cobalt pentlandite mineral - Ms Mallasaitiwa Mphahlele (University of Limpopo)   ()
17:40 Control of Magnetism near Metal to Insulator Transitions of VO2 - Mr Steven Nkosi (CSIR)   ()
17:40 Dependance of central spot sixe, propagation distance, and number of rings of a Bessel beam on the axicon's apex angle. - Ms Edzani Ratsibi (Student)   ()
17:40 Design and evaluation of a low-cost photovoltaic system with semi-diffuse structured Aluminium reflectors - Mr Joseph Simfukwe (The Copperbelt University)   ()
Slides
17:40 Development of Durban LIDAR system for aerosol and temperature measurements in the neutral atmosphere - Dr Nkanyiso Mbatha (University of KwaZulu Natal and South African national Space Agency)   ()
17:40 Effect of Ag nanoparticles on the luminescence of Tb doped sol-gel silica - Mr Abd Ellateef Abbass (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Effect of annealing on undoped and Ce, Dy, Eu, Ni-doped ZnO properties synthesized by sol-gel method using zinc acetate and sodium hydroxide in aqueous ethanol solution. - Mr Jatani Ungula (University of the Free State)   ()
17:40 Effect of different annealing times on the structure of Y3(Al,Ga)5O12:Tb thin film grown by PLD - Mr A. Yousif (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Effect of synthesis temperature on the structure, morphology and optical properties of PbS nanoparticles prepared by chemical bath deposition method - Mr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))   ()
Paper
17:40 Effect of the alpha particle charge state and energy on irradiation induced deep level defects in ZnO - Dr Wilbert Mtangi (University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Effect of zinc acetateconcentrations on the structure, morphology and optical properties of ZnOnanoflakes synthesized by chemical bath deposition method - Dr JAPPIE DOLO (University of the free state)   ()
Paper
17:40 Effects of Combinational Doping on the Phase Transformation of Nano Titanium Dioxide - Mr Olatunbosun Nubi Nubi (University of Limpopo)   ()
17:40 Effects of Cr3+ ions concentration in Cr-doped ZnAl2O4 nanocrystals synthesized using sol-gel process - Mr Setumo Victor Motloung (University of the Free State)   ()
17:40 Effects of different TiO<sub>2</sub> phases on the luminescence of CaTiO<sub>3</sub>:Pr<sup>3+</sup> - Mr Luyanda Lunga Noto (University of Free State (Student))   ()
Paper
17:40 Efficient Ho:YLF laser pumped by a Tm:fiber laser - Mr Wayne Koen (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
17:40 Electrical and magnetic properties of NdAuGe compound - Mr Aiman Bashir (University of Western Cape)   ()
17:40 Electrical characterization of 5.4 MeV alpha-particle irradiated 4H-SiC with low doping density - Mr Alexander Paradzah (University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Electrospun polyehylene oxide nanocomposite fibers reinforced withVO2 nanoparticles: Fabrication and optical analysis - Ms Aline SIMO (PHD Student)   ()
17:40 Encoding mutually unbiased bases in orbital angular momentum for quantum key distribution - Dr Angela Dudley (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
17:40 Energy transfer and photoluminescence properties of Ce3+ and/or Tb3+-doped PbS nanorods. - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   ()
17:40 Evaporation models for segregation - Mr Shaun Cronje (UFS)   ()
17:40 Experimental Setup in Cold Atom Experiment - Mr Sanele Dlamini (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 First-Principles Study of Thermodynamic and Dynamic Stability of Ru-Cr Alloys - Dr Malebo Tibane (University of South Africa)   ()
17:40 Growth and characterization of carbon nanotubes on ZrN thin film surfaces - Prof. Muzi Ndwandwe (University of Zululand) Mr Thembinkosi Nyawo (University of Zululand)   ()
Paper
17:40 Influence of magnetic field on the transition temperature of the (Cr<sub>84</sub>Re<sub>16</sub>)<sub>89.6</sub>V<sub>10.4</sub> alloy - Mrs Bincy Susan Jacobs (University Of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
17:40 Luminescence properties of blue-red emitting SrAlxOy:1 percent Eu2+,x percent Cr3+ phosphors prepared using sol-gel method - Ms Angelina Seithati Tebele (Student)   ()
Paper
17:40 Luminescent properties of Y2O3:Bi3+ - Mrs Rasha Mohmmed Jafer Bakeet (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Luminescent properties of Ca<sub>5</sub>(PO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>3</sub>OH:Gd<sup>3+</sup>, Pr<sup>3+</sup> phosphor powder - Ms Puseletso MOKOENA (UFS)   ()
Paper
17:40 Luminescent properties of Dy3+, Eu3+, Tb3+ and Sm3+ doped barium borate phosphors synthesized by solution combustion process. - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   ()
17:40 Luminescent properties of Pr<sup>3+</sup>doped SrF<sub>2</sub> at different synthesis - Mr MYA Yagoub (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Magnetic properties of Cr/Cr<sub>99.65</sub>Ru<sub>0.35</sub> hetero-structures - Mrs Susan Jacobs (UJ)   ()
Paper
17:40 Magnetic properties of Sn0.2Cr1.8-xFexO4 nanooxides. - Mr Kalengay Mbela (UKZN)   ()
17:40 Magnetic Symmetry for Hexagonal Manganite RMO3 - Dr Augusto Machatine (University of Pretoria) Mr Prime Niyongabo (University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Mathematical model for interferometric noise in a Raman distributed fiber sensor - Ms Mulundumina Shimaponda (University of Johannesburg)   ()
17:40 Microstructural Characterization of Sub-micron Copper Powder Consolidated by Spark plasma sintering for Heat Sink. - Dr Joseph Asante (TUT)   ()
17:40 Modal decomposition of Bessel-Gaussian beams - Ms Thandeka Mhlanga (1.CSIR National Laser Centre, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa 2 . College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science , University of Kwazulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban,4000, South Africa.)   ()
17:40 Modelling and simulation of a Distributed Feedback Erbium Ytterbium doped fiber laser - Mr Justice Sompo Mpoyo (university of johannesburg)   ()
17:40 Molecular dynamics simulations of Ti and Y impurities in tin-dioxide (SnO2) - Dr Thuto Mosuang (University of Limpopo)   ()
17:40 On the metastability of the C center in Silicon: An ab initio study - Mr Cecil Ouma (Student)   ()
17:40 One step synthesis and characterization of Indium Monoselenide nanoparticles for photovoltaic application - Ms Mildred Airo (MSc student, School of Chemistry, University of Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Optical delivery of anti-HIV-1 drugs into CD+ cells through a diffraction limited femtosecond laser beam spot - Ms Mokae Boitumelo (CSIR-NLC, University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Photoluminescence properties of rare-earths and manganese doped strontium aluminate phosphors prepared by combustion method. - Mr Manaka Mmakgabo (Student)   ()
17:40 Plasma dynamics and species emission study of vanadium (IV) oxide (VO2) in oxygen background - Ms Bathusile Masina (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
17:40 Production and characterisation of silicon nanoparticles for printed electronics - Mr David Unuigbe (University of Cape Town)   ()
17:40 Quantum entanglement with a Hermite-Gaussian pump - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
17:40 Raman Spectral Analysis of Organometallic Composite Film Synthesized by Electrochemical Route - Dr Vijay Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, The Free State, South Africa)   ()
Paper
17:40 Raman spectroscopy of biological and chemical samples - Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch)   ()
17:40 Room Temperature and High Temperature Ion Implantation of Cadmium (Cd) in Glassy Carbon: Diffusion behaviour and Raman Analysis. - Mr LESOLLE SEBITLA (PhD student)   ()
17:40 Sn and Sb segregation in single and polycrystalline Cu - Dr Joseph Asante (Tshwane University of Technology)   ()
17:40 Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of terbium ion doped zinc oxide nanoparticles - Mr Guy Leba Kabongo (University of South Africa)   ()
17:40 Spin-dependent electronic properties of random layered semiconductor systems - Mr Kagiso Mpshe (unisa)   ()
17:40 SSC-DFTB parameterization of Pd and TiO<sub>2</sub> systems - Ms Moyahabo Hellen Chuma (University of Limpopo)   ()
Paper
17:40 Static electrical characteristics of silicon diodes at different temperatures: For radiation-hard detectors. - Dr Sabata Moloi (University of South Africa)   ()
17:40 Structural and electronic properties of chalcopyrite AlAgX2 and AlCuX2(X= S, Se, Te) - Mr Guy Moise Dongho Nguimdo (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Structural and electronic properties of transition metal chalcogenides (MoS2 , Mo2 S4 , and Mo6 S8 ) - Mr Ninon Gildas Ondzibou (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Structural studies of Y and Zr doped nano-crystalline tin oxide using EXAFS and Raman Scattering techniques. - Prof. Erasmus Koena Rammutla (University of Limpopo)   ()
17:40 Study of Nanomaterials under High Pressure - Mr Kao Moruti (National University of Lesotho) Mr Nkuebe Moleko (National University of Lesotho) Dr Spirit Tlali (National University of Lesotho, Lesotho)   ()
17:40 Surface Brillouin scattering characterization of Diamond-like carbon thin films on silicon substrate - Mr Wilfred Mbiombi (University of wits)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and Characterization of CaBxOy:Eu3+ nano-phosphors prepared using Solution - Combustion Method - Mr THOKOZANE MOSES Sithole (University Of the Free State)   ()
Paper
17:40 Synthesis and characterization of luminescence properties of CaAl2O4:Eu2+,Tm3+ phosphors powder - Prof. Mokhotjwa Simon Dhlamini (University of South Africa)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and characterization of magnetron sputter deposited Ge-nanowires. - Mr Charles Thulani Thethwayo (University of Zululand) Mr Thembinkosi Nyawo (University of Zululand)   ()
Paper
17:40 Synthesis and characterization of tin oxide nanostructures for gas sensing applications - Mr Bongani Thabethe (Msm csir)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and Characterization of white light emitting Sr<sub>2</sub>SiO<sub>4</sub>:Tb<sup>3+</sup>,Eu<sup>3+</sup> phosphor - Ms Modiehi Amelia Tshabalala (University of the Free State)   ()
Poster
17:40 Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles - Dr Girma Goro Gonfa (Haramaya University)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and magnetic characterizations of MnxFe3-xO4 nanoferrites - Dr Hafiz M I Abdallah (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and magnetic properties of Mg1-xZnxFe2O4 nanoferrites - Dr Thomas Moyo (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 Synthesis, structural and magnetic properties of MnxNi1-xFe2O4 nanoferrites - Dr Hafiz M I Abdallah (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 The determination of critical behavior of ferromagnetic CeCuGe using magnetocaloric effect - Ms Buyi Sondezi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
17:40 The elastic properties and the phonon dispersions of TiPtCo shape memory alloy using the supercell approach - Ms Rosinah Mahlangu (University of Limpopo)   ()
Paper
17:40 Theoretical Study of Positron States in Barium Flouride using Independent Particle Model and Generalized Gradient Approximation - Mr Thulani Jili (University of Zululand)   ()
17:40 Thermal stability studies on Palladium Schottky contacts on n- Si (111) and the defects introduced during fabrication and annealing processes. - Ms Helga Danga (University of Pretoria)   ()
17:40 Thermodynamic stability of VO2 in contact with thin metal films - Ms Nokwethemba Fortunate Thabezhe (University of Zululand)   ()
17:40 Thermodynamic, structural, electronic and mechanical stability study of olivine LiMPO<sub>4</sub> (M: Mn, Fe, Co) - Mr NDANDULENI LESLEY LETHOLE (SAIP)   ()
Paper
17:40 Thermoluminescence study of beta -irradiated SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ phosphors. - Mr ALI WAKO (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))   ()
Paper
Slides
17:40 Tuneable Gaussian to Flat-top resonator by amplitude beam shaping - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   ()
17:40 YVO4:Eu3+ thin films prepared by PLD - Ms Kewele Emily Foka (University of the Fee Stae)   ()
Paper
18:40
Meetings (until 20:40) ()
18:40 Council Meeting 2   ()
12:50 --- Lunch ---
12:50 --- WiPiSA Lunch ---
13:50
Applied -Dr phil ferrer (wits) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 Advancement of quantum communication through entanglement - Ms Yaseera Ismail (UKZN)   ()
Paper
14:10 Chromatic dispersion compensation for VCSEL transmission for applications such as Square Kilometre Array South Africa - Mr Enoch Rotich Kipnoo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
Paper
Slides
14:30 Implementation and security analysis of fiber-based B92 QKD protocol - Mr Makhamisa Senekane (Quantum Research Group, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa)   ()
14:50 FPGA-based emulation of qudit quantum Fourier transform circuit - Mr Makhamisa Senekane (Quantum Research Group, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa)   ()
13:50
Astro -Prof. Ted Williams (South African Astronomical Observatory) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 Advanced simulation techniques for the design of next generation radio interferometers - Mr Marcellin Atemkeng Teufack (Rhodes University)   ()
14:10 New minimization techniques, solvers and calibration algorithms - Mr Emmanuel Gazoya (Rhodes University)   ()
14:30 Measuring and correcting primary beam instability in radio interferometry - Mr Spheshile Makhathini (Rhodes University)   ()
14:50 Analysis of Self-Calibration Artefacts - Ms Chuneeta Devi Nunhokee (Rhodes University)   ()
13:50
DCMPM1 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 15:10) ()
14:10 The Electrical Transport Properties of Bulk Nitrogen Doped Carbon Microspheres - Mr William Wright (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
Paper
14:30 DIVISION MEETING   ()
13:50
DCMPM2 -Prof. Hendrik Swart (University of the Free State) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 Back surface influence on Brillouin scattering in ion-implanted chemical vapor deposited diamond - Mr Isaac Motochi (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
14:10 High frequency Luttinger liquid excitations and ballistic transport in aligned CNTs range at room temperature - Mr George Chimowa (Wits)   ()
14:30 DIVISION MEETING   ()
13:50
Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 NON-SPECIALIST: Skills development and training - Dr RAYMOND WALTER SPARROW (CSIR - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ERA (BIOSCIENCES))   ()
14:30 DIVISION MEETING   ()
13:50
NPRP -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (UJ) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 A survey of the fine structure phenomenon of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance in nuclei across the periodic table at a forward scattering angle - Prof. J. Carter (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa)   ()
14:10 Fine structure of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance using proton inelastic scattering at 200 MeV in spherical to highly deformed neodymium isotopes - Dr I. T. Usman (Wits)   ()
14:50 Quasi-free nucleon knockout contribution in 40Ca(p,p') inclusive scattering at 200 MeV - Dr Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.)   ()
13:50
Photonics - Pieter Neethling (until 15:10) ()
13:50 An improved Nd:YAG laser pumped setup for vacuum ultra violet spectroscopy of carbon monoxide molecules - Mr Charles Rigby (Laser Research Institute, Stellenbosch University)   ()
14:10 Simultaneous measurement of EFISH in transmission and in reflection from the Si/SiO2 interface of a thin Si membrane. - Mr Wilfrid Ndebeka (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch)   ()
14:30 The effect of SLM dependent dispersion on spatial beam shaping - Mr Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg (University of Stellenbosch)   ()
14:50 Material characterization using Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy - Mr Shane Smith (Physics Post Graduate Student)   ()
13:50
Space Science -Dr Jacob Bortnik (until 15:10) ()
13:50 Improvements in accuracy of a real-time orbital propagator by modelling perturbation forces acting on a LEO CubeSat - Mr Thinawanga Tshilande (SANSA Space Science)   ()
14:10 Correlation between SQUID data and ionospheric and/or seismic events - Mr Thabang Matladi (South African National Space Agency)   ()
Paper
14:30 Characterization of TRINNI events - Mr Kevin Garapo (School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville)   ()
14:50 Acoustic resonators above sunspot umbrae - Dr G.J.J. Botha (Northumbria University)   ()
13:50
Theoretical -Prof. Francesco Petruccione (UKZN) (until 15:10) ()
13:50 The Emergence of Gravitational Spaces - Mr Simon Moolman (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
14:10 Simulating Black-Hole Radiation. - Mr Warren Carlson (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
Paper
14:30 Black-Hole Pulsar Binaries: Simulations on the Grid. - Mr Warren Carlson (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
14:50 Nuclear Matter Equation of State and the Neutron Stars - Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)   ()
15:10 --- Tea ---
15:40
Applied -Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Analysis of the spatial and spectral neutron distribution of various conceptual core designs with the aim of optimising the SAFARI-1 research reactor. - Mr olakunle Olauwaleye (University of Johannesburh)   ()
Slides
16:00 Ion Beam Modification of the Structure and Properties of Hexagonal Boron Nitride - Ms Emily Aradi (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:20 Elemental analysis of Kimberlite and associated Country Rock - Mr Marius Tchonang Pokaha (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
Slides
15:40
Astro -Dr Andreas Faltenbacher (WITS) (until 16:40) ()
16:00 Shedding light on the invisible - Radio signals from Dark Matter - Ms Nicola Orford (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:20 Polarized Compton scattering in cosmic structures - Mr Mohammad Shehzad Emritte (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
15:40
DCMPM1 -Mr Hafiz Abdallah (University of KwaZulu-Natal) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 <i>Ab initio</i> simulation study of spinel LiMn<sub>2</sub> O<sub>4</sub> and nickel doped LiMn<sub>2</sub> O<sub>4</sub> - Mr kemeridge Tumelo Malatji (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:00 Computer simulation studies of SPINEL LiTi<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> - Ms Raesibe Sylvia Ledwaba (University Of Limpopo)   ()
16:20 Phase stability and martensitic transformation of TiPt shape memory alloys - Mr Mordecai Mashamaite (University of Limpopo)   ()
15:40
DCMPM2 -Dr Mandla Msimanga (iThemba LABS) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 A Mössbauer effect investigation of nanosized Mn<sub>x</sub>(Mg, Co)<sub>0.5-x</sub>Zn<sub>0.5</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> - Ms Wendy Bonakele Dlamini (School of Chemistry and Physics,University of KwaZulu-Natal, P/bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa)   ()
16:00 Degradation of organic solar cells with solution processed ZnO - Ms Pontsho Sylvia Mbule (University of the Free State)   ()
Paper
16:20 Energy loss and energy loss straggling of (MeV) heavy ions through thin film materials by Time of Flight spectrometry - Dr Mandla Msimanga (iThemba LABS Gauteng)   ()
15:40
Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 National Report on Review of undergraduate physics education in public higher education institutions   ()
15:40
NPRP -Dr Iyabo Usman (WITS) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Cytogenetic analysis of Co-60 γ-radiation-induced chromosome damage and simulations using the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit - Mr Hein Fourie (Stellenbosch University)   ()
Paper
16:00 Monte Carlo simulation of Neutron Transport in Nuclear Reactors - Ms Rotondwa Mudau (UJ)   ()
Paper
16:20 Validation of a passive beam Monte Carlo model for measuring prompt gamma rays during proton radiotherapy - Mr Jeyasingam Jeyasugiththan (University of Cape Town)   ()
Paper
15:40
Photonics - Lourens Botha (until 16:40) ()
15:40 The digital laser - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   ()
16:00 NON-SPECIALIST: Laser spectroscopy of natural light harvesting: unravel, regulate and control - Dr Tjaart Krüger (University of Pretoria)   ()
15:40
Space Science -Dr Andrew Collier (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Electrostatic wave Instabilities driven by counter-streaming electron beams in space plasmas - Mr Lifa Mbuli (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science, P.O Box 32, Hermanus 7200, South Africa / Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, South Africa)   ()
16:00 Nonlinear ion-acoustic and electron-acoustic waves in multi-ion space plasmas - Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science, P O Box 32, Hermanus 7200)   ()
16:20 Simulations of ion acoustic waves in Saturn’s magnetosphere - Mr Etienne Koen (SANSA Space Science)   ()
15:40
Theoretical -Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) (until 16:40) ()
15:40 Quantum Teleportation of photonic multi-level systems - Prof. Thomas Konrad (UKZN)   ()
16:00 Nitrogen-Vacancy colour centre in diamond characterization using QUANTUM ESPRESSO - Mr Bheki Zulu (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
16:20 Quantum Measurements Along Accelerated World-Lines - Mr Jonathan Hartman (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
Slides
16:40
Plenary (until 17:40) ()
16:40 PLENARY: Nanomechanical sensing for biology and medicine - Dr Marco Lazzarino (IOM-CNR, Laboratorio TASC, Trieste, Italy)   ()
17:40
Poster2 (until 18:40) ()
17:40 <sup>194</sup>Tl as the first example revealing chiral symmetry breaking in the pair of four-quasiparticle bands - Dr Paulus Masiteng (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
17:40 A 40 Gbps Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Optical Network for Data Transmission for MeerKAT - Mr Hamed Kourouma (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
Paper
17:40 A comparative analysis of first year physics student expectations at the University of the Western Cape and Military Academy - Dr Mkhululi Jacobs (Stellenbosch University)   ()
17:40 A multiple instrument investigation of the nature of geomagnetic pulsations - Mr Zolile Mtumela (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 A Search for Pulsations in the Infrared region of Herbig Ae star V589 Mon - Mr Luvo Ntamehlo (University of North West(Mafikeng Campus))   ()
17:40 A solar-thermal cooker using high-pressure steam for heat transfer - Dr Alan Matthews (UKZN)   ()
17:40 A solar-thermal cooker using oil for heat transfer - Dr Alan Matthews (UKZN)   ()
17:40 A study of the relationship between the activity concentrations of naturally occurring uranium and radium in various locations in the South Africa. - Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout (Stellenboch University)   ()
17:40 AC/DC performance of a fully printed current switching silicon based transistor - Mr Serges Zambou (University of Cape Town)   ()
17:40 Aerosol measurements at the National Laser Centre, Pretoria and at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban using the CSIR mobile LIDAR system - Mr Lerato Shikwambana (CSIR-NLC)   ()
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17:40 AFM and SEM studies Zr thin films on SiC - Mr Eric Njoroge (university of pretoria)   ()
17:40 Analysis of similarities and differences between a circular current’s and a simple electric dipole’s Cartesian torques - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   ()
17:40 Analysis of the Tsallis distribution and it's applicability to high energy physics - Andile Whitehead (University of Cape Town)   ()
17:40 Analytical evaluation of energy losses of an air source heat pump water heater - Mr Stephen Tangwe (Fort Hare Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare)   ()
Paper
17:40 Angular distribution of the Isovector giant dipole resonance (IVGDR) in neutron-rich calcium isotopes with proton inelastic scattering reaction at 200 MeV - Mr Mouftahou Latif (Wits)   ()
17:40 Anomalous Higgs Couplings - Mr Gilad Amar (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
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Poster
17:40 Assessment of wind energy potential in the Amatole District in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa - Mr Peace-Maker Masukume (University of Fort Hare, Department of Physics)   ()
Paper
17:40 Astereoseismology of Beta Cepheid Stars using multicolor photometry: Mode Identication. - Mr LLOYD KEELEY (NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY)   ()
17:40 Black-Hole Pulsar Binaries: Timing and Fluxes. - Mr Bevan Tucker (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 CFD simulation of the CSL - Mr Conrad Mahlase (SAIP)   ()
17:40 Challenges in the simulations of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector - Dr T.D. Bucher (iThemba LABS)   ()
Paper
17:40 Comparison of two Software Packages for High Resolution Gamma Spectrometry Used for Neutron Activation Analysis of Biomonitors - Ms Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu (Stellenbosch University)   ()
17:40 Digital signal processing algorithm for signal analysis and performance monitoring in an optical communication link - Mr Tichakunda Valentine Chabata (NMMU)   ()
Paper
17:40 Evaluation of the NeQuick model in Southern mid-latitudes using South African co-located GPS and Ionosonde stations data - Mr Sylvain Malan Ahoua (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space science)   ()
Paper
17:40 Evidence for SuperDARN polar mesosphere summer echoes (PMSE) at SANAE IV, Antarctica: first observation - Dr Nkanyiso Mbatha (SANSA-Space Science)   ()
17:40 Experimental Characterisatics of small oil Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank for domestic applications - Ms Abigail Phori (North West University)   ()
17:40 Higgs to Four Lepton - Mr Robert Reed (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 High Voltage Board for the Mobile Test Bench for the ATLAS Detector - Mr Robert Reed (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
Slides
17:40 Hybrid Two-way QKD in Free Space - Ms Sharmini Pillay (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 Induced Stress studies of RF Magnetron Sputtered FeCr thin films by surface Brillouin scattering and GIXRD - Dr Daniel Wamwangi (wits university)   ()
17:40 Inversion of Geomagnetic Fields to Derive Ionospheric Currents that Drive Geomagnetically Induced Currents. - Dr Jean de Villiers (South African National Space Agency)   ()
Paper
17:40 Investigating Dunedin Whistlers using Volcanic Lightning - Dr Andrew Collier (SANSA Space Science, UKZN)   ()
17:40 Investigating the impact of equivalence ratio and temperature of input air on the conversion efficiency of a downdraft biomass gasifier. - Ms Nwabunwanne Nwokolo (University of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology)   ()
17:40 Investigation of W^{+\-} bosons production with different Parton Distribution Functions in proton-proton collisions - Mr KGOTLAESELE JOHNSON SENOSI (University of Cape Town/iThemba LABS)   ()
17:40 Ionospheric response during geomagnetic storm events in 2004 - Mrs Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba (SANSA Space Science)   ()
17:40 Kinetic analysis of the various biomass / coal blends for co-gasification purpose - Mr Polycarp Mabizela (FHIT)   ()
17:40 LED Board for the mobile test bench - Mr Titus Masike (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
Paper
17:40 Life time measurements in the transitional nucleus 150Sm - Ms Suzan Phumudzo Bvumbi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
17:40 Measuring low concentrations of naturally occurring uranium by analysing the gamma ray decays of 234Pa. - Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout (Stellenboch University)   ()
17:40 Measuring the performance of the iThemba LABS Segmented Clover Detector - Dr O. SHIRINDA (iThemba LABS)   ()
Paper
17:40 Methods for measuring and Modeling geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) on power lines - Mrs Electdom Matandirotya (SANSA: Space Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology)   ()
Paper
17:40 Modelling Stellar Convection - Mr Matthew Johnson (The University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Modelling the atmosphere of A-Stars using the ATLAS9 program with OPAL EOS. - Mr Papi Lekwene (North-West University (Mafikeng Campus))   ()
17:40 Multicolour Photometric Study Of Pulsation on Pre-Main Sequence Star V351 Ori (HD 38238) - Mr Getinet Feleke Ayane (North West University, Mafikeng Campus)   ()
17:40 New crystal structure of MSHB from Mycobacterium tuberculosis shows insight into the catalytic mechanism - Mr Simon Broadley (Electron Microscope Unit)   ()
17:40 New iThemba-LABS and Wits University Ion Implantation Facility - Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Open-source electronics for quantum key distribution - Mr Marco Mariola (University of kwazulu-natal)   ()
Paper
17:40 Orbital simulations for a satellite with a corona ionization thruster - Dr phil ferrer (wits)   ()
17:40 Outdoor perfomance parameters, temperature effect and irradiance measurements in Photovoltaic home system - Ms Primrose Nosicelo Njingana (FHIT)   ()
17:40 Performance monitoring of a Field-Batch Biogas Digester fed with agricultural wastes at different mixing ratios - Mr Patrick Mukumba (university io Fort Hare Physics Department)   ()
17:40 Preliminary results of a Monte Carlo study of neutron beam production at iThemba LABS - Mr Mulaudzi IMMANUEL (UWC)   ()
17:40 Preliminary results of a Monte Carlo study to determine neutron fleunce using activation - Mr Mathews Makhubela (University of The Western Cape)   ()
17:40 Probing the Cosmological Model With Meerkat and the SKA - Mr Siyambonga Matshawule (University of the Western Cape)   ()
17:40 Pulse Delay Chromatic Dispersion Measurements in Single Mode Fibre - Mr Shukree Wassin (NMMU Physics Department)   ()
Paper
17:40 Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) - Mr Mervyn Gumbo (Ithemba Labs) Ms Mhlanga Sibaliso (Ithemba Labs)   ()
17:40 Radiometric Characterisation Of Bricks For Use In A Planned Calibration Facility For In-Situ Gamma-Ray Detectors - Mr Alfred Mogotsi Sehone (Stellenbosch University, Military Academy)   ()
17:40 Radiometric Survey at A Heavy Mineral Mining Company On The West Coast Of South Africa - Mr Alfred Mogotsi Sehone (Stellenbosch University, Military Academy)   ()
17:40 Recent Results on Spatially Resolved Molecular Gas Star Formation Law from CARMA Survey Towards Infrared-bright Nearby Galaxies (STING) - Dr Nurur Rahman (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
17:40 Redesign of the High Voltage Controller Card in Mobidick4 - Mr JOSEPH ASARE (UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND)   ()
17:40 SDSS J12002-0204: Unusual I Zw 1 object or a nearby BAL Seyfert? - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (University of Johannesburg) Dr Nurur Rahman (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
17:40 Shining Light through walls using dark matter - Axion-photon mixing in astrophysics - Prof. Sergio Colafrancesco (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
17:40 Simulation of Electron Dynamics in the Earth's Magnetosphere - Mrs Mahassin. A. A Nemair (University of KawZulu-Natal)   ()
17:40 Simulations of oblique electrostatic wave propagation - Mr Etienne Koen (SANSA Space Science)   ()
17:40 Spectral shaping and subcell modeling of the current density of a HCPV device as a function of operational conditions. - Mr Ross Schultz (Nelson Mandela Metropolitian University)   ()
17:40 Studies of the amplitude ratios in the atmosphere of the sun - Mr Patrick Abedigamba Oyirwoth (North West University, Mafikeng Campus)   ()
17:40 Study of octupole vibrations in nearly spherical nuclei. - Ms Nontobeko Khumalo (Masters Student)   ()
17:40 Synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanostructures, for hydrogen storage and gas sensing application. - Mr Charles Thulani Thethwayo (University of Zululand)   ()
17:40 Systematic Properties of the Tsallis Distribution: Energy Dependence of Parameters in High-Energy p-p Collisions - Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)   ()
17:40 Temporal variation of line radiation from the GTS-ECRIS at iThemba labs - Mr Muneer Sakildien (iThemba LABS)   ()
17:40 The development of a converter target for the production of radioactive beams at iThemba LABS - Mr Zipho Ngcobo (iThemba Labs)   ()
17:40 The discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC and future prospects - Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
Paper
17:40 The importance of damage tests - Ms Ann Singh (CSIR,National Laser Centre)   ()
17:40 The properties and suitability of various biomass/coal blends for co-gasification in a downdraft biomass gasifier - Ms Sibongiseni Gaqa (University of Fort Hare)   ()
17:40 The Quark Gluon plasma - mervyn gumbo (iThemba LABS) Ms sibaliso mhlanga (ithemba LABS)   ()
17:40 The robustness of magnetic flux tubes surrounded by magnetoconvection - Dr G.J.J. Botha (Northumbria University)   ()
17:40 Thermodynamic Characteristics of a Large Scale Downdraft Gasifier in a Scalar Energy Field - Mr Felix Ero (University of Fort Hare)   ()
17:40 TIMED/SABER Observations of mesospheric inversion layers over Southern Africa - Dr Nkanyiso Mbatha (South African National Space Agency, Space Science, P. O. Box 32, Hermanus 7200, South Africa)   ()
17:40 Tsallis entropy and quantum uncertainty in information measurement - Mr Mhlambululi Mafu (Centre for Quantum Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
Paper
17:40 Validation of the calculated efficiency parameters for the gamma-ray detector using 152Eu standard sources - Mr Kutullo Maibane (Student)   ()
18:40
Meetings (until 20:40) ()
18:40 SAIP Council and HODs   ()
18:00
Meetings (until 20:00) ()
18:00 SAIP Council and Division Chairs   ()
12:50 --- Lunch ---
13:50
Plenary (until 14:50) ()
13:50 PLENARY: Hard and Ultrahard Materials Research at the University of the Witwatersrand - Prof. Iakovos Sigalas (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
14:50
Meetings (until 16:20) ()
14:50 SAIP Annual General Meeting   ()