SAIP 2011

from Tuesday, 12 July 2011 (08:00) to Friday, 15 July 2011 (23:00)
Saint George Hotel (Various)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
12 Jul 2011
13 Jul 2011
14 Jul 2011
15 Jul 2011
AM
08:00 --- Registration ---
08:30
Opening -Prof. Ilsa Basson (University of South Africa) (until 08:45) (Parthenon)
08:45
Winter School -Prof. Ilsa Basson (University of South Africa) (until 10:40) (Parthenon)
08:45 Computational Physics And The Physics Curriculum - Dr Wolfgang Christian (Davidson College)   (Parthenon)
09:45 Easy Java Simulations: A Computational Tool For Science Education and Research - Prof. FRANCISCO ESQUEMBRE (Universidad de Murcia)   (Parthenon)
10:40 --- Tea Break ---
11:00
Winter School -Dr Andre Botha (Unisa) (until 13:00) (Parthenon)
11:00 Molecular Dynamics Simulations : An experimental laboratory for a computational physicist. - Dr Debashish Mukherji (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research)   (Parthenon)
Slides
12:00 Using Python in Computational Physics - Prof. Moritz Braun (University of South Africa)   (Parthenon)
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
Opening -Mr Roelf Botha (SAIP) Prof. Ilsa Basson (University of South Africa) Dr Andre Botha (Unisa) (until 09:30) (Parthenon)
09:30
Plenary -Dr Peter Martinez (SAAO) (until 10:30) (Parthenon)
09:30 Top Down Causation and the Emergence of Complexity - Prof. George Ellis (UCT)   (Parthenon)
Slides
10:30 --- Tea ---
11:00
APSS -Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:45) (Acro2)
11:00 NON-SPECIALIST: The Recommissioning of SALT - Prof. Phil Charles (SAAO)   (Acro2)
11:30 An African VLBI Network of Radio Telescopes - Dr Michael Gaylard (HartRAO)   (Acro2)
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11:45 ThunderKAT: The MeerKAT Large Survey Project for Radio Transients - Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town)   (Acro2)
12:00 On TeV Gamma-rays from Galactic X-ray Binary Systems with H.E.S.S. array - Mr Isak Delberth Davids (North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus)   (Acro2)
12:15 What Can We Learn from Phase Alignment of Gamma-ray and Radio Pulsar Light Curves? - Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus)   (Acro2)
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12:30 Constraining Viewing Geometries of Pulsars With Single-Peaked Gamma-ray Profiles Using A Multiwavelength Approach - Dr Albertus Seyffert (North-West University)   (Acro2)
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11:00
Applied -Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) (until 12:45) (Acro3)
11:00 Determining optical performance and current generation of a CPV due to intensity distribution - Mr Ross Schultz (Nelson Mandela Metropolitian University)   (Acro3)
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11:15 On the Thermal and Electrical Properties of Low Concentrator Photovoltaic (LCPV) Modules - Mr Jacques Gerber (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (Acro3)
11:30 Optical design of low concentration photovoltaic modules - Mr Mario Benecke (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (Acro3)
11:45 Monitoring a grid-assist photovoltaic system - Mr Warren Alistoun (NMMU)   (Acro3)
12:00 Application of Electroluminescence and Thermal Imaging in Defect Identification in Photovoltaic Modules - Ms Jacqui Crozier (NMMU)   (Acro3)
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12:15 Comparative Efficiency Study of a Solar Trough Receiver: Hot mirror and Selective coating - Ms Marie Chantal CYULINYANA (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro3)
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12:30 Fabrication of MWCNT/NiO nanocomposite thin films for optically selective solar absorbers - Dr Kittessa Roro (NLC-CSIR)   (Acro3)
11:00
CMPMS1 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 12:45) (Parthenon)
11:15 Studies of thermodynamic, structural and electronic properties of substitutional defects in models of single-walled carbon and boron nitride nanotubes - Mr Matete Mashapa (CSIR)   (Parthenon)
11:30 Investigation of broken symmetry of Sb/Cu(111) surface alloys by VT- STM - Mr Gebhu Ndlovu (Student)   (Parthenon)
Paper
11:45 The decoration of vicinal copper polycrystalline surfaces by Antimony - Mr Gebhu Ndlovu (Student)   (Parthenon)
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12:00 Modification of the bandoffset in boronitrene - Mr Kingsley Obodo (University of Pretoria, South Africa)   (Parthenon)
12:15 Black Cr/α-Cr2O3 Nanoparticles Based Solar Absorbers: Growth Kinetic - Mr Saleh Khamlich (iThemba LABS)   (Parthenon)
Slides
12:30 Tuning Carbon Nanotubes for Application in Photovoltaic Devices - Mr George Bepete (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
Slides
11:00
CMPMS2 -Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria) (until 12:45) (Acro1)
11:00 Synthesis and characterization of Water soluble Covellite Copper Sulphide Quantum Dots - Ms Swikisani Nelwamondo (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro1)
11:15 Conductivity crossover in hot filament CVD grown nano-crystalline diamond films doped with nitrogen. - Mr George Chimowa (Wits)   (Acro1)
11:30 Synthesis and Characterization of Structural and Luminescent properties of long afterglow CaAl<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>: Eu<sup>2+</sup>, Nd<sup>3+</sup>, Dy<sup>3+</sup> nano-scaled phosphors by solution – combustion technique. - Mr Ali Wako (University Of The Free State, QwaQwa Campus.)   (Acro1)
Paper
12:00 Magnetic properties of carbon nanospheres at low temperatures - Mr Makhosonke Dubazane (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro1)
Paper
12:15 Tungsten Oxide Nanostructures synthesized by Laser Pyrolysis - Mr Malcolm Govender (CSIR)   (Acro1)
11:00
Education -Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:45) (Acro7)
11:00 Learners’ Understanding of Ammeter and Voltmeter in a DC Schematic Circuit - Mr Ramaite Thomas Mautjana (NMISA and University of Limpopo)   (Acro7)
Paper
11:15 Investigation of First Year University Students’ Interpretation of Graphs in Mathematics and Kinematics - Mr Itumeleng Phage (Honorary)   (Acro7)
11:30 Four–year program students expectations and reactions - Ms Denise Dale (University of Pretoria)   (Acro7)
11:45 Pre knowledge of physics 1 students on vectors - Mrs Motlalepula Rebecca Mhlongo (University of Limpopo)   (Acro7)
Paper
12:00 The Pinhole Camera: A fascinating optical device for physics freshmen. - Mr John Motsoeneng (University of Pretoria)   (Acro7)
12:15 Forces: A difficult area for the students - Mr Edwin Mapasha (University of Pretoria)   (Acro7)
11:00
LOS -Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) (until 12:45) (Acro4)
11:00 Dielectric barrier discharge CO2 TEA laser operated at frequencies up to 400 Hz - Mr Peter Baricholo (National University of Science and Technology, Stellenbosch University)   (Acro4)
Paper
11:15 Decomposition of the field within an apertured plano-concave resonator - Mr Darryl Naidoo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   (Acro4)
11:30 Pulse Repetition Frequency locking by pump modulation in numerical simulations of a diode end pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber - Mr oliver collett (National Laser Center)   (Acro4)
11:45 Digital control of a pulsed Ho:YLF ring laser - Mr Cobus Jacobs (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
12:00 2 µm Ho doped amplifiers - Dr Hencharl Johan Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre))   (Acro4)
Paper
12:15 2 µm pumped HBr Oscillator-amplifier - Dr M J Daniel Esser (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
12:30 Demonstration of a wavelength tuneable mid-IR molecular laser - Mr Wayne Koen (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
11:00
NPRP -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:45) (Acro8)
11:00 A search for the 5 alpha condensate state in 20Ne - Mr Cobus Swartz (Stellenbosch University & iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
11:15 Characterization of Cluster States in <sup>16</sup>O with the (p,t) reaction - Dr Justin Mabiala (Stellenbosch University/iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
Paper
11:30 Study of rare modes of "collinear cluster tri-partition" of 252Cf(sf) - Mr Vusi Malaza (Stellenbosch University, Military Academy, SAIP member)   (Acro8)
Paper
11:45 Quasifree alpha cluster knockout studies - Prof. Anthony Cowley (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro8)
Paper
12:00 Quasi-elastic binary breakup in the interaction of <sup>12</sup>C with <sup>12</sup>C, <sup>93</sup>Nb and <sup>197</sup>Au at 400 MeV incident energy - Mr Joele Mira (University of Stellenbosch/iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
12:15 Study of fusion evaporation channels in the 18 O+ 18 O reaction at 65 MeV - Ms ESRA Khaleel (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro8)
Paper
11:00
Theoretical -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 12:45) (Acro5)
11:00 Density-matrix renormalization group study of the electro-absorption in conjugated polymers - Mr Anas Abdelwahab (Sudan University of Science and Technology)   (Acro5)
Paper
11:15 Successes and Failures of Numerical Solutions to the 1-Dimentional Marchenko Integral Equation for Quantum Inverse Scattering - Mr Serle Shuman (UNISA)   (Acro5)
11:30 B3-B1 phase transition in GaAs: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study - Mr Cecil Ouma (Student)   (Acro5)
Paper
Slides
11:45 Ferromagnetism in nuclear matter - Mr Jacobus Diener (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro5)
12:00 Derivation of the master equation for a particle in an external field which is subject to continuous measurement. - Mr Kevin Garapo (Centre for Quantum Technology, University of Kwazulu-Natal.)   (Acro5)
Paper
12:15 Wave-packet scattering off a soliton - Mr Ahmed Abdelhady (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro5)
Paper
12:30 Many-boson Quantum Walks on Graphs with Shared Coins - Mr Dibwe Pierrot Musumbu (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro5)
Paper
08:00
APSS -Prof. Derck Smits (University of SA) (until 09:30) (Acro2)
08:00 CMB Tensor Anisotropies in f(R) Gravity - Mr Hassan Bourhrous (University of Cape Town)   (Acro2)
08:15 Searching for signatures of nearby sources of cosmic rays in their local chemical composition - Mr Driaan Bisschoff (North-West University)   (Acro2)
Paper
08:30 Numerical modelling of stellar winds for supernova progenitors - Mr Stefanus Petrus van den Heever (North West University)   (Acro2)
08:45 Ferromagnetic neutron stars - Mr Jacobus Diener (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro2)
09:00 The neutron superfluid in the interior of neutron stars. - Mr Garreth Kemp (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro2)
Paper
09:15 Strong Gravitational Effects on Pulsar Signals Emanating from Close Compact Binary Systems - Mr Bevan Tucker (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro2)
08:00
Applied -Dr Martin Myer (UNISA, Dept Life &amp; Consumer Sciences) (until 09:30) (Acro3)
08:15 Predicting human epidermal melanin concentrations for different skin tones - Dr Jacoba Smit (CSIR)   (Acro3)
08:30 Optical Coherence Tomography as a diagnostic tool (Biophysics) - Ms Ann Singh (CSIR,National Laser Centre)   (Acro3)
Paper
08:45 Resin phantoms as skin simulating layers - Mrs Aletta Karsten (CSIR, National Laser Centre)   (Acro3)
Paper
08:00
CMPMS1 -Prof. Johan Malherbe (University of Pretoria) (until 09:30) (Parthenon)
08:00 Isochronal annealing of argon ion bombarded GaAs with Raman and surface Brillouin scattering - Mr Kudakwashe Jakata (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
08:15 Nitrogen-vacancy in diamond for Solid-state quantum computing - Mr Bheki Zulu (Student)   (Parthenon)
08:30 Brillouin scattering study of TiC hard films - Mr Clemence Sumanya (DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials)   (Parthenon)
08:45 Pulsed laser deposition of multiwall carbon nanotube/NiO nanocomposite thin films - Mr Brian Yalisi (CSIR, UKZN)   (Parthenon)
09:00 Enhanced green emission from UV down-converting Ce<sup>3+</sup>-Tb<sup>3+</sup> co -activated ZnAl<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> phosphor - Mr Kamohelo George Tshabalala (University of the Free State)   (Parthenon)
Paper
08:00
CMPMS2 -Dr Lutz Ackermann (Materials Modelling Center - University of Limpopo) (until 09:30) (Acro1)
08:00
Education -Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 09:30) (Acro7)
08:00 Lightning – Scientific knowledge versus mythological beliefs - Mr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro7)
Paper
08:15 On the Possibility of Visualizing and Minimizing Student Disappointment - Prof. André Botha (UNISA)   (Acro7)
Paper
08:30 Aspects of DC circuits: a fine grained investigation of student conceptions - Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)   (Acro7)
Paper
08:45 How do the features of experiments influence the experience of first year physics students? - Mr Johan van der Merwe (Military Academy)   (Acro7)
09:00 Training Senior student to be "IIL" competent Physics lecturers - Dr CABLE MOJI (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)   (Acro7)
08:00
LOS -Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 09:30) (Acro4)
08:15 Comparison of phase-dependent only and complete Laguerre-Gaussian beams using modal decomposition - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR)   (Acro4)
08:30 Implementation of intra–cavity beam shaping technique to enhance pump efficiency - Dr Igor Litvin (CSIR NLC)   (Acro4)
08:45 The mean focal length of an aberrated lens - Mr Cosmas Mafusire (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
09:00 The optical syringe for selective differentiation of pluripotent stem cells - Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC)   (Acro4)
09:15 Accurately and precisely determining the strength of an optical trap - Ms Yaseera Ismail (CSIR-National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
08:00
NPRP -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 09:30) (Acro8)
08:00 Omega Meson electroproduction analysis - Mr Doomnull Attah Unwuchola (University of Johannnesburg)   (Acro8)
Paper
08:15 Study of di-photon events in the ATLAS detector at the LHC : cross-section measurement and application to Higgs searches in the di-photon channel - Dr Mathieu Aurousseau (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro8)
08:30 Search for Higgs boson to 4 leptons through new gauge bosons - Dr Mathieu Aurousseau (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro8)
08:45 Higgs Searches with the ATLAS Detector Using Data Collected in 2010 at the LHC - Dr Ketevi Adikle Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)   (Acro8)
08:00
Theoretical - Dieter Heiss (until 09:30) (Acro5)
08:00 Black-Hole Decay and Detection at LHC - Mr Warren Carlson (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro5)
08:15 Adding Flavour to Nonplanar Integrability - Ms Stephanie Smith (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro5)
08:30 Beyond the Planar Limit in ABJM Theory - Mr Badr Mohammed (PhD student at university of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro5)
08:45 The Giant Graviton on AdS4xCP3 - Dr Andrea Prinsloo (NITheP, Stellenbosch University)   (Acro5)
09:00 The Giant Graviton Oscillator - Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro5)
09:30
Plenary -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:30) (Parthenon)
09:30 The Photochemistry and Photophysics of DNA - Prof. Anthony Parker (Central Laser Facility,)   (Parthenon)
10:30 --- Tea ---
11:00
APSS -Prof. Claude Carignan (University of Cape Town) (until 12:45) (Acro2)
11:00 Theoretical derivation of an equation for planetary distances from the sun - Prof. Pieter Wagener (Dept Physics, NMMU)   (Acro2)
Paper
11:15 Stellar perturbation via Lie derivatives. - Dr Fabio Frescura (U Witwatersrand)   (Acro2)
Paper
11:30 Genetic algorithms in astronomy and astrophysics - Mr Vinesh Rajpaul (UCT)   (Acro2)
Paper
11:45 Optical study of the Southern high mass star forming region RCW 34 - Mr Robert Czanik (North-West University, Potchefstroom)   (Acro2)
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12:00 Properties of the Interstellar medium in nearby galaxies - Mr Roger IANJAMASIMANANA (University of Cape Town)   (Acro2)
12:15 A Comparison of the THINGS HI and HERACLES CO Velocity Dispersion in Nearby Galaxies - Mr Keoikantse Moses Mogotsi (UCT)   (Acro2)
12:30 Brightest Cluster Galaxies - Ages and metallicities of stellar populations - Ms Viljoen Danièl (North-West University)   (Acro2)
Paper
11:00
Applied -Dr RAYMOND WALTER SPARROW (CSIR - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ERA (BIOSCIENCES)) (until 12:45) (Acro3)
11:15 Inflammatory response of injured diabetic fibroblasts after low intensity laser irradiation at a wavelength of 830 nm - Ms Palesa Sekhejane (DTech Student)   (Acro3)
Paper
11:30 Effect of Low Intensity Laser Irradiation (LILI) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on Adult Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells (hADSCs) - Mr Bernard Mvula (Doctoral Student)   (Acro3)
Paper
11:45 Laser Irradiation: A Complementary Treatment for Wounds? - Dr Nicolette Houreld (Laser Research Centre, University of Johannesburg)   (Acro3)
Paper
12:00 Protein localization and folding mechanisms revealed by molecular dynamics simulations - Dr James Gumbart (Argonne National Laboratory)   (Acro3)
12:15 Nuclear and related analytical techniques for biotechnology - Dr Marina Frontasyeva (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)   (Acro3)
12:30 Three-dimensional electron microscopy and molecular modelling studies of a spiral-forming biocatalyst - Dr Jean Watermeyer (University of Cape Town)   (Acro3)
11:00
CMPMS1 -Dr Joseph Asante (Tshwane University of Technology) (until 12:45) (Parthenon)
11:00 Temperature dependent I-V characteristics of Sulphur passivated Au/n-GaSb Schottky barrier diodes - Mr Davison Munyaradzi Murape (NMMU)   (Parthenon)
11:15 Energetic stability and charge states of 3d transition metals in diamond: Towards a diamond based diluted magnetic semiconductor - Mr Evans Benecha (University of South Africa (UNISA))   (Parthenon)
Paper
11:30 Nanostructured WO3 thin films by Aqueous Chemical Growth: Structural, Optical and Gas sensing characteristics - Mr Bertrand SONE (Materials Research Department, iThemba LABS)   (Parthenon)
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11:45 Vibrational properties of Mass produced graphene monolayer by chemical method - Mr MOHAMMED KHENFOUCH (PhD STUDENT)   (Parthenon)
Paper
12:00 Effects of ZnO and Ce3+ incorporation on the photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence intensity of Pr3+ doped SiO2. - Ms Gugu Mhlongo (CSIR/UFS)   (Parthenon)
Paper
12:15 ZnO Nanorods/Nanoplates for Gratzel-Type Dye Solar Cells Applications: Growth Mechanism - Mr Joseph Sithole (NRF iThemba Labs)   (Parthenon)
Slides
11:00
CMPMS2 -Prof. Moise Bertin Tchoula Tchokonte (Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape) (until 12:45) (Acro1)
11:00 The radioactive ion beam facility project at iThemba Labs and its potencial uses for materials research - Prof. Carlos Pineda-Vargas (iThemba LABS)   (Acro1)
11:15 Non-linear Fowler-Nordheim plots in thin film polymer-fullerene composite devices: Transition from electron-only to hole-only conduction - Dr Zivayi Chiguvare (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro1)
Slides
11:30 The impurity levels of lanthanide ions in silica - Dr R.E. Kroon (Physics Dept, University of the Free State)   (Acro1)
Paper
11:45 Thermoluminescent properties of BaAl2O4:Eu2+,Gd3+phosphors prepared by combustion method at different initiating temperatures. - Dr Bakang Moses Mothudi (University of South Africa)   (Acro1)
12:00 NON-SPECIALIST: Organic solar cells: An overview focusing on metal oxide buffer layer and post-fabrication annealing - Prof. Odireleng Ntwaeaborwa (University of the Free State)   (Acro1)
12:15 Synthesis and Characterization of Ba1-xMgxAl2O4:Eu nanophosphors Prepared Using Solution – Combustion Method. - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   (Acro1)
Paper
12:30 Thermal damage study on diamond tools at varying laser heating power and temperature by Raman spectroscopy - Ms Bathusile Masina (CSIR-National Laser Centre)   (Acro1)
11:00
Education -Mr Kevindran Govender (South African Astronomical Observatory) (until 12:45) (Acro7)
11:00 The transition from high school Physics to first-year Physics: How well prepared are our students? - Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro7)
Paper
11:15 Learners’ and prospective teachers’ productive intuitive conceptions in magnetism - Ms Benita Erasmus (North-West university)   (Acro7)
11:30 Using classroom response systems as a tool to enhance interactive engagement and formative assessment in the classroom - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   (Acro7)
11:45 Lightning - Mr Case Rijsdijk (SAAO (retd)/ASSA)   (Acro7)
11:00
LOS -Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC) (until 12:45) (Acro4)
11:00 Structured Light - Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR)   (Acro4)
11:30 The behavior of an instantaneous Poynting vector in the laser beams - Dr Igor Litvin (CSIR NLC)   (Acro4)
11:45 Superresolution beams - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   (Acro4)
12:00 Phase calibration of the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor using a phase-only spatial light modulator - Mr Cosmas Mafusire (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
12:15 Stable interferometer for orbital angular momentum sorting - Mrs Angela Dudley (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
11:00
NPRP -Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) (until 12:45) (Acro8)
11:00 Recent results from gamma ray studies of rare earth nuclei - Mr Maciej Stankiewicz (University of Cape Town)   (Acro8)
11:15 Search for Low Spin Collective Structures in 158Er and 159Er - Mr Tshepo Dinoko (University of the Western Cape)   (Acro8)
11:30 Search for Tetrahedral symmetries in 156Dy - Mr Siyabonga Majola (UCT/ iThemba Labs)   (Acro8)
11:45 Transitional 150Sm and 152Gd - Ms Suzan Phumudzo Bvumbi (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro8)
12:00 Coulomb excitation of light nuclei. - Dr Nico Orce (University of the Western Cape)   (Acro8)
12:15 Mirror symmetry for nuclei near or beyond the proton drip line - Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro8)
Paper
11:00
Theoretical - Steven Karataglidis (until 12:45) (Acro5)
11:00 Entanglement dynamics in an oscillating bipartite Gaussian state coupled to reservoirs with different temperatures - Dr Anne Ghesquiere (National Institute for Theoretical Physics)   (Acro5)
Paper
11:15 Designing reservoirs for 1/t decoherence process in Jaynes-Cummings model - Dr Filippo Giraldi (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro5)
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11:30 Decoherence-assisted transport in a dimer system - Dr Ilya Sinayskiy (UKZN and NiTheP)   (Acro5)
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11:45 Open Quantum Random Walks - Dr Ilya Sinayskiy (School of Physics and NITheP, University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro5)
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12:00 Non-locality without inequality and generalized non-local theory - Dr Sujit Kumar Choudhary (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro5)
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12:15 Structure of Few-Nucleon Systems Studied with the Extended Antisymmetrized Molecular Dynamics - Mr Gaotsiwe Joel Rampho (University of South Africa)   (Acro5)
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12:30 Electromagnetic Form Factors of Three-Nucleon Systems - Mr Gaotsiwe Joel Rampho (University of South Africa)   (Acro5)
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08:00
APSS -Dr Andrew Collier (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory) (until 09:30) (Acro2)
08:00 Multi-instrument observations of spread F irregularities over South Africa - Mr Emirant Bertillas Amabayo (SANSA Space Science and Rhodes University)   (Acro2)
08:15 Validating The Auroral Zone Lower Ionosphere Model - Mr MICHAEL AFFUL (UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN)   (Acro2)
08:30 Campaign for Vicarious Calibration of SumbandilaSat in Argentina - Mr Lufuno Vhengani (CSIR)   (Acro2)
Slides
08:45 Orbital Environment Risk Assessment for SumbandilaSAT - Mr Chijioke Nwosa (NASSP/SAAO)   (Acro2)
09:00 Frequency spectrum of nonlinear electric field structures in a magnetized dusty plasma - Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science (formally NRF Hermanus Magnetic Observatory))   (Acro2)
09:15 Pc3 pulsations during low density events - Mr Stefan Lotz (SANSA: Rhodes University)   (Acro2)
08:00
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 09:30) (Acro3)
08:15 Identification of compounds in materials using tomography imaging, a possibility at the SANRAD facility - Mr Robert Nshimirimana (NECSA)   (Acro3)
08:30 Remote detection of light organic elements using PET - Mr Martin Cook (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro3)
08:45 Ionizing Radiation as Imaging Tool in Coal Characetrization and Gasification Research - Mr Jakobus Hoffman (Necsa)   (Acro3)
09:00 The Unique Capabilities of Radiation Beam Lines at Necsa as Probes - Mr Frikkie De Beer (Necsa)   (Acro3)
08:00
CMPMS1 -Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (University of Johannesburg) (until 09:30) (Parthenon)
08:00 Nanoscale manipulataion of lamellar copolymers using electric fields. - Dr Simiso Mkhonta (University of Swaziland)   (Parthenon)
Paper
08:15 Solution-processed CuSe Quantum Dots Photovoltaics - Dr Nosipho Moloto (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
08:30 Assessment of glassy carbon as a high-level nuclear waste containment material - Prof. Johan Malherbe (University of Pretoria)   (Parthenon)
08:45 Monte Carlo Simulations of Magnetite Nanoparticles Stabilised With Sebaccic Acid and 1, 10-Decanediol Surfactants - Dr Richard Harris (Mintek)   (Parthenon)
09:00 Characterization of nitrogen-doped carbon nanospheres using electron magnetic resonance - Dr Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
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Slides
09:15 The electric field gradient in mercuric chloride - Dr Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
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Slides
08:00
CMPMS2 -Prof. Odireleng Ntwaeaborwa (University of the Free State) (until 09:30) (Acro1)
08:00 Electrical characterization of two metastable defects introduced in GaN by Eu-ion implantation - Dr Walter Meyer (University of Pretoria)   (Acro1)
08:15 Structural features of the Cu-In-Ga-Se precursors for formation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films by thermal reaction of InSe/Cu/GaSe alloys to elemental Se vapour. - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   (Acro1)
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08:30 Light scattering studies of boron carbide films grown by laser ablation: thin-film surface quality and elasticity - Dr Bhekumusa Mathe (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro1)
08:45 Magnetic vector charges in the mystery of a circular current’s pair of distinct Cartesian elemental magnetic dipoles - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (Acro1)
Paper
09:00 Parametric Resonance Features in the Coupled Josephson Junctions - Dr Yury Shukrinov (BLTP, JINR, Dubna)   (Acro1)
08:00
Education -Mr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 09:30) (Acro7)
08:00 The South African Physics Olympiad, SAPhO - Mr Case Rijsdijk (SAAO (retd)/ASSA)   (Acro7)
08:15 Visualizing Physics: Good Vibrations - Mr Derek Fish (University of Zululand)   (Acro7)
Paper
08:30 The Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Physics at University of the Western Cape (UWC): Giving students’ access to study the physical sciences in higher education, particularly further studies in physics. - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   (Acro7)
08:45 “Seeing is believing”: Visual perceptions and the learning of kinematics - Dr Miriam Lemmer (North-West University (Potchefstroom))   (Acro7)
Paper
08:00
LOS -Prof. Venkataraman Sivakumar (CSIR-National Laser Centre) (until 09:30) (Acro4)
08:00 Quantum Physics with Trapped Ions - Dr Hermann Uys (National Laser Centre, CSIR)   (Acro4)
08:30 Quantum cryptography for satellite communication - Mr Marco Mariola (University of Kwazulu-Natal)   (Acro4)
Paper
08:45 Validation of a numerical simulation to study the decoherence of quantum orbital angular momentum entanglement due to atmospheric turbulence - Mr Alpha Hamadou Ibrahim (CSIR, National Laser Center)   (Acro4)
09:00 Tracking a quantum wavefunction in the presence of noise - Dr Hermann Uys (National Laser Centre, CSIR)   (Acro4)
08:00
NPRP -Prof. Anthony Cowley (Stellenbosch University) (until 09:30) (Acro8)
08:30 Fine Structure of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance: a survey with (p,p') scattering at zero degrees - Mr Maxwell Jingo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)   (Acro8)
08:45 Fine structure of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance and 2<sup>+</sup> level densities in spherical to deformed nuclei across the isotope chain <sup>142,144,146,148,150</sup>Nd using the (p,p') reaction - Mr Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro8)
08:00
Theoretical - Moritz Braun (until 09:30) (Acro5)
08:00 Bilinear expansion of the photon quantum field and the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum field theory - Dr Jan Greben (CSIR)   (Acro5)
Paper
08:30 From few-body to many-body problems - Prof. Mantile Lekala (UNISA)   (Acro5)
08:45 Optimised Hyperchaotic Modes of a Triple Pendulum - Prof. André Botha (Unisa)   (Acro5)
Paper
09:00 Finite Element Calculations for Molecules with multiple Coulomb Centers - Prof. Moritz Braun (University of South Africa)   (Acro5)
Paper
09:30
Plenary -Dr Andre Botha (Unisa) (until 10:30) (Parthenon)
09:30 Soft Matter Properties: What can we learn from computer simulations? - Dr Debashish Mukherji (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research)   ()
Paper
10:30 --- Tea ---
11:00
APSS -Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory) (until 12:45) (Acro2)
11:00 NON-SPECIALIST: Cosmic-ray modulation studies – why Parker needed Dirac and Kolmogorov - Prof. Renier Burger (North-West University)   (Acro2)
11:30 Solar-cycle dependent relationship between cosmic-ray intensity and the heliospheric current sheet tilt angle - Mr KATLEGO MOLOTO (NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY)   (Acro2)
11:45 Evaluation of satellites LAGEOS I and II; general relativistic accelerations in the Schwarzschild field of Earth - Prof. Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)   (Acro2)
12:00 Lightning induced whistler waves as a cause of electron precipitation - Ms Marlie van Zyl (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro2)
12:15 Statistical Analysis of Outer Electron Radiation Belt Dropouts: Geosynchronous and Low Earth Orbit Responses During Stream Interfaces - Mr Olakunle Ogunjobi (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro2)
Paper
12:30 The unusual Seyfert Markarian 926 - a link to the LINERs? - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (Acro2)
Paper
11:00
Applied -Mr Frikkie De Beer (Necsa) (until 12:45) (Acro3)
11:00 A synthetic diamond probe for both low-energy mammography X-rays and high-energy electron therapy beams - Mr Nicholas Ade (None)   (Acro3)
11:15 Numerical Field Analysis of the Magnets for a proposed Ionisation Beam Profile Monitor for High Current Synchrotron and Cooler Rings. - Dr John Garrett de Villiers (iThemba LABS)   (Acro3)
11:30 Application of Dual Energy X-ray Radiography/Tomography on Nuclear and Related Materials - Mr Takalani Ndanduleni (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro3)
11:45 Transmission electron microscopy investigation of radiation damage caused by keV implantation in single-crystal diamond. - Mr Emmanuel Korawinga Nshingabigwi (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro3)
Slides
12:00 Carbon structures generated by carbon ion implantation into FeCr thin films - Dr Daniel Wamwangi (wits university)   (Acro3)
12:15 Characterization of the Phase Transition of h-BN - c-BN Nanoparticles by Ion Implantation - Ms Emily Aradi (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro3)
Paper
11:00
CMPMS1 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 12:45) (Parthenon)
11:00
CMPMS2 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 12:45) (Acro1)
11:00
Education -Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre) (until 12:45) (Acro7)
11:00 Contrasts between student and examiner perceptions of the nature of assessment tasks - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro7)
Paper
11:15 International Astronomical Union Global Office of Astronomy for Development - Mr Kevindran Govender (IAU Office of Astronomy for Development)   (Acro7)
11:00
LOS -Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre)) (until 12:45) (Acro4)
11:15 Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for monitoring heavy metals in soils - Dr Abayneh Ambushe (CSIR and Tshwane University of Technology)   (Acro4)
Paper
11:45 Radiometric studies of South African Water bodies - Mr Arshath Ramkilowan (CSIR)   (Acro4)
12:00 CSIR-NLC mobile LIDAR for atmospheric remote sensing - Prof. Venkataraman Sivakumar (CSIR-National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
11:00
NPRP -Dr Nico Orce (University of the Western Cape) (until 12:45) (Acro8)
11:00 Capabilities of Accelerator Beam Lines in Research and Development at Necsa - Mr Graham Daniels (Necsa)   (Acro8)
11:15 Comparison of thermal and structural Properties of HRT nuclear fuel Composite and nuclear graded graphite - Ms phathutshedzo murovhi (university of pretoria)   (Acro8)
11:30 Emittance measurements of ion beams extracted from a prototype microwave ion source using the Slit-Grid technique - Mr Blaine B. D. Lomberg (University of the Western Cape & iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
11:45 Status of the Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Sources (ECRIS) at iThemba Labs - Mr Sifiso Senzo Ntshangase (iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
11:00
Theoretical - Robert de Mello Koch (until 12:45) (Acro5)
11:00 Enhancing the understanding of entropy through computation - Dr Trisha Salagaram (University of Pretoria)   (Acro5)
11:15 Antimatter production in pp and in heavy-ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies - Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)   (Acro5)
Slides
11:45 Algebraic density functionals - Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro5)
Paper
12:15 Einstein - Eddington generalized gravity - Dr Evgeny Davydov (Joint Insitute for Nuclear Research)   (Acro5)
12:30 The Physics of Exceptional Points - Prof. W. Dieter Heiss (Dpt of Physics, University Stellenbosch)   (Acro5)
Paper
PM
13:00 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Winter School -Prof. Mantile Lekala (UNISA) (until 15:40) (Parthenon)
14:00 High Performance Computing in Solid State Physics - Prof. Enrico Lombardi (UNISA)   (Parthenon)
14:50 Overview of the Center for High Performance Computing - Dr Daniel Mojalefa Moeketsi (CSIR Meraka Institute (CHPC))   (Parthenon)
15:40 --- Tea Break ---
16:00
Winter School -Prof. Mantile Lekala (UNISA) (until 17:00) (Parthenon)
16:00 Practical demonstrations on the use of the CHPC Cluster. - Dr Daniel Mojalefa Moeketsi (CSIR Meraka Institute (CHPC))   (Parthenon)
18:30
Welcome Reception (until 21:00) (Various)
12:45 --- Lunch ---
13:45
APSS -Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus) (until 15:30) (Acro2)
13:45 Astrophysics Poster Blitz   (Acro2)
14:15 Modeling X-ray Emission and the SED of the Binary Radio Pulsar AE Aquarii - Mr Bosco Oruru (University of the Free State)   (Acro2)
Paper
14:30 Eclipsing Contact Binary Stars – Period Analysis using SuperWASP data - Ms Patricia Skelton (UNISA)   (Acro2)
Paper
14:45 Photometric solutions of eclipsing binary stars - Prof. Derck Smits (University of SA)   (Acro2)
15:00 Pulsating B stars in the LMC - Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro2)
Paper
15:15 On the shape of rotating stars. - Mr Peter Nicol (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro2)
Paper
13:45
Applied -Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:30) (Acro3)
14:00 Indoor temperature predictions in an energy efficient solar house - Mr Sosten Ziuku (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (Acro3)
Paper
14:15 Construction and thermal analysis of a parabolic collector for small scale concentrating thermal system - Mr Tomas Nhabetse (Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique)   (Acro3)
14:30 Miniaturization of electrostatic ion engine through ionization/acceleration coupling: corona model - Mr Marius Tchonang Pokaha (Wits University)   (Acro3)
Paper
14:45 Miniaturization of electrostatic space thrusters using ionization/acceleration coupling in discharge mode - Dr phil ferrer (wits)   (Acro3)
Paper
15:00 The effective ionization region and its variation with geometrical and electrical properties of the HVDC transmission system - Mr Richmore Kaseke (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (Acro3)
Paper
15:15 Industrial application for Global Quantum Communication - Mr Abdul Mirza (UKZN)   (Acro3)
Paper
13:45
CMPMS1 -Dr Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:30) (Parthenon)
13:45 Theoretical study on possible structures for crystalline silicon dicarbide - Mr Richard Andrew (University of Pretoria)   (Parthenon)
14:00 Thermodynamic Properties and Inelastic Neutron Scattering of Ferromagnetic CeCuSi - Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)   (Parthenon)
Paper
14:15 Reversible Semiconductor – Metal Transition study in nano-FePt system - Mr Steven Nkosi (CSIR and University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
14:30 Blended thin films of tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminium (Alq<sub>3</sub>) embedded in polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polystyrene (PS). - Ms Mart-Mari Duvenhage (University of the Free State)   (Parthenon)
Paper
14:45 The Magnetocaloric Effect in Ferromagnetic PrSi: Evidence of a Novel Magnetic Gound State and Higher Order Exchange Interactions - Mr Jasper Snyman Snyman (University of Johannesburg)   (Parthenon)
Paper
15:00 Low voltage electron beam induced degradation and surface chemical changes of Zn3(PO4)2:Tb phosphor - Dr I M Nagpure (University of The Free State)   (Parthenon)
Paper
13:45
CMPMS2 -Dr Walter Meyer (University of Pretoria) (until 15:30) (Acro1)
13:45 Carbon-Nickel Oxide Nanocomposite coatings: Preparation and characterization - Mr Ngcali Tile (CSIR NLC, School of Physics University of KwaZulu Natal)   (Acro1)
14:00 Influence of ruthenium on the oxidation behaviour of Cu-CNT nanocomposite interconnect - Mr RASIDI SULE (MTech Stuent at TUT)   (Acro1)
14:15 Low-temperature Electrical conductivity and Magneto-resistance of Reduced Graphene Oxide Layers - Mr Ross McIntosh (WITS)   (Acro1)
14:30 Atomistic Simulation Study on Lithiated Manganese Dioxide Nanostructures - Mr Kenneth Kgatwane (University of Limpopo)   (Acro1)
14:45 Stabilities of low and high pressure structures of CoPO<sub>4</sub> and MnPO<sub>4</sub> - Mr NDANDULENI LESLEY LETHOLE (SAIP)   (Acro1)
15:00 Equivalent parameters for empirical pseudopotential and k•p models - Mr Kagiso Mpshe (Unisa)   (Acro1)
13:45
Education -Mr Case Rijsdijk (SAAO (retd)) (until 15:30) (Acro7)
13:45 National Curriculum Statement achievement levels – Can they serve as a measure of science students’ preparedness for university study? - Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro7)
Paper
14:00 Foundation Provision: Any Difference in Students’ Performance? - Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro7)
Paper
14:15 Active Learning in the Third Year Statistical Physics Course at the University of the Witwatersrand - Dr Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro7)
Paper
Slides
14:30 Instructional Design Principles applied to Physics laboratory and tutorial courses - Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro7)
Paper
13:45
LOS -Mr M J Daniel Esser (CSIR National Laser Centre) (until 15:30) (Acro4)
13:45 NON-SPECIALIST: Spectroscopy in Chemistry - Dr Christian Litwinski (Rhodes University)   (Acro4)
14:30 Identification of ultrafast processes in the spectroscopy of ZnPc - Mr Saturnin OMBINDA-LEMBOUMBA (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Acro4)
Paper
14:45 Density Functional Calculation of Metal Dithizonates - Mr OLUFEMI OPEYEMI OLAOYE (STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY)   (Acro4)
15:00 Spectroscopy with a mode-locked Femtosecond Laser Frequency Comb - Mr Vela Lincoln Mbele (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (Acro4)
Paper
13:45
NPRP -Dr Richard Newman (iThemba LABS NRF) (until 15:30) (Acro8)
14:00 Determining the impact of anthropogenic activities on the environment by using In Situ gamma ray measurements. - Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout (Stellenboch University)   (Acro8)
14:15 Radon escape from mine tailings dams - Mr Joash Ongori (UWC)   (Acro8)
Paper
14:30 Low level counting using a NaI(Tl) detector - Mr Sive Noncolela (UWC)   (Acro8)
14:45 A comparison of analysis methods of gamma-ray spectra obtained with a LaBr3 scintillation detector - Mr M.W van Rooy (Stellenbosch University; iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
15:00 Synthesis and Labelling of DISIDA (N-2,6-diisopropyl-phenylcarbamoylmethyliminodicetic) acid - Mr KWETANA MUSA LONWABO (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)   (Acro8)
Slides
13:45
Theoretical - Jean Cleymans (until 15:30) (Acro5)
13:45 Monte Carlo simulation using GEANT 4 of MuSR - Mr Jonathan Hartman (University of Johannesburg)   (Acro5)
Paper
14:00 A Quantum Hall Effect without Landau Levels in a Carbon Nanotube. - Ms Nanette Brand (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro5)
14:15 The Mechanical and Structural Properties of the Pt-Ti and Ir-Ti Alloy Systems - Mr Miguel Cavero (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Acro5)
14:30 Spectral method for studying nuclear four-body reactions - Mr Dithlase Masita (UNISA)   (Acro5)
14:45 One-way Quantum Computing with Photonic Orbital Angular Momentum - Ms Humairah Bassa (UKZN)   (Acro5)
Paper
15:00 Towards the unconditional security proof for the Coherent-One-Way (COW) protocol - Mr Mhlambululi Mafu (Centre for Quantum Technology)   (Acro5)
Slides
15:15 Structure of Few-Hyperon Systems Studied with the Integro-Differential Equations Approach - John S. Nkuna (University of South Africa)   (Acro5)
15:30 --- Tea ---
16:00
Plenary -Prof. Nithaya Chetty (University of Pretoria) (until 17:00) (Parthenon)
16:00 Building a National Digital Library for Computational Physics Education at All Levels - Dr Wolfgang Christian (Davidson College)   (Parthenon)
Slides
17:00
Poster1 -Prof. JAPIE ENGELBRECHT (NMMU) (until 19:00) (Asteria)
17:00 Ab initio studies on stabilities of products related to Li/S and Li/O batteries - Mr Cliffton Masedi (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 Ab initio thermodynamic and elastic properties of Pt-Cr binary alloys - Mrs Malebo Tibane (University of South Africa)   (Asteria)
17:00 Ab-initio study of structural stability and electronic structure of monoclinic and cubic ZrO<sub>2-x</sub>S<sub>x</sub>x for 0 ≤ X < 2 - Mr Masilu Godfrey Mulaudzi (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 AES and XRD study of In/Cu thin films deposited onto SiO<sub>2</sub> by electron beam evaporation - Mr Moshawe Madito (Student)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Behaviour of iodine implanted in HOPG after heat treatment - Mr Mxolisi Mukhawana (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Cathodoluminescence and energy transfer between Er3+, Tm3+and Ho3+ rare earth ions in SiO2 nanoparticles - Dr Simon Dhlamini (University of South Africa)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computational modelling study of PtAs<sub>2</sub> and PtAsS structures - Ms Dinah Makgai (university of limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computational study of hematite(Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>) and ilmenite(FeTiO<sub>3</sub>) structures - Mr peace prince mkhonto (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computational study of some tin dioxide phases - Mr NDUMA NTIMANE (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computational study of some tin dioxide phases. - Mr James Ntimane (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Computational study of the effect of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) side chain size and spacing on the mobility of the polyethylene oxide (PEO). - Mr Thomas Kubai (university of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computer simulation of cobalt pentlandite - Mr Mofuti Mehlape (University Of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus))   (Asteria)
17:00 Critical behaviour near magnetic phase transition in CeCuGe - Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Crystalline Electric Field Effects in PrNiGe<sub>2</sub> - Mr Jasper Snyman Snyman (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Defects and Reconstructions in Electron Beam Irradiated Graphene Sheets - Mr Mopeli Fabiane (University of Pretoria PhD Student)   (Asteria)
17:00 Dependence of Aspect Ratio of InSb Self-Assembled Quantum Dots on Thickness and Indium Mole Fractions of Spacer Layers - Mr MOHIT GODBOLE (NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Deposition and structural properties of Silicon Carbide thin films for solar cells applications - Mr Joshua Khoele (University of the Western Cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Deposition,Optical and Electrical Characterization of Silicon Carbide Thin Films for Solar Cell Applications - Mr Sihle Mkhwanazi (University of the Western Cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Depth-resolved studies of plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings by means of diffraction techniques - Mr Tshepo Ntsoane (Necsa)   (Asteria)
17:00 Determining the bulk concentration of S in Fe-S: a Auger electron spectroscopy study - Mr Pieter Barnard (UFS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 DRS, XRD and SEM studies of the effects of metal dopants (Pt, Au and Pd) on the structural and optical properties of TiO2. - Mr Jacob Ramodika Moloantoa (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Effect of annealing on the Ce3+/Ce4+ ratio measured by XPS in luminescent SiO2:Ce - Mr Hassan Seed Ahmed (University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Effect of growth rate and ZnO buffer layer on the structural and optical properties of MOCVD-grown MgxZn1-xO thin films - Mr Kharouna Talla (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (Asteria)
17:00 Effect of pH on the morphology and orientation of Fe2O3 nanostructures grown using aqueous chemical growth - Mr Cebo Ndlangamandla (Student)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Electrical and surface morphological studies of palladium and ruthenium Schottky diodes on n-Ge (100) - Prof. Albert Chawanda (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Electrical characterisation of the interface in a Au \ Ni \ n -Al0.18Ga0.82N Scottky contact system - Dr W. E. Meyer (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Electrical characterization of irradiated n-GaN - Mr Maisela Morongwa (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Electrical Resistivity and magnetic properties of (Ce1xTbx) Pt2Si2 (0  x  1) - Mr zwelithini Mahlubi (University of the western cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Exploratory investigation of spin density wave behaviour of a (Cr<sub>86</sub> Re<sub>14</sub>)<sub>100-y</sub> V<sub>y</sub> alloy system - Mrs Bincy Susan Jacobs (University Of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Graphene Coatings:Snythesi/Physical-Chemical Investigations - Mr Nangamso Nathaniel Nyangiwe (iTemba LABS and University of the Western Cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Heat treatment of glassy carbon implanted with strontium at room and high temperatures - Mr Dolly Langa (University of Limpopo and University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Hydrogenation of Ti6Al4V alloy - Ms Zeldah Sentsho (iThemba labs)   (Asteria)
17:00 Intervalley and Intravalley Scattering in Diamond Structure, Si and Ge - Dr Augusto Machatine (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Investigation of S diffusion in bulk Fe – a DFT study - Mr Pieter Barnard (UFS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Ion sputtering yield coefficients from In thin films bombarded by different energy Ar<sup>+</sup> ions - Mr Moshawe Madito (Student)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Low temperature synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles using Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) - Ms Modiehi Amelia Tshabalala (University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Low Temperature Synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles and Nanorods via Wet Chemistry Route - Ms Pontsho Sylvia Mbule (University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Low-lying magnetism in heavy-fermion CeRh2Sn2 - Prof. Andre Strydom (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Low-temperature magnetic ordering in Ce6Pd12In5 - Prof. Andre Strydom (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Magnetic and strong correlation effect in CeT2Al8 (T=Fe,Co) - Mr SARIT KUMAR GHOSH (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)   (Asteria)
Slides
17:00 Magnetic behavior of the Cr-Al alloys system round the triple point concentration - Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Magnetic vector charges in the realization of nonzero magnetic work - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Measuring the effect of surface evaporation on the segregation process - Mr S Cronje (UFS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Minimization of optically active structural defects in MOCVD grown ZnO films using oxygen and NO - Dr Kouadio Julien Dangbegnon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (Asteria)
17:00 Non-resonant microwave absorption in FeSi thin films - Mr Happison Gavi (UP)   (Asteria)
17:00 Optical properties of SrGa<sub>2</sub>S<sub>4</sub>:Ce<sup>3+</sup> films prepared by pulsed reactive cross laser beam ablation method (PRCLA) - Ms Pulane Moleme (200922)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Photoluminescence Surface Mapping as a Probe for Quantum Well Disorder - Dr Kaumba Godfrey Chinyama (University of Fort Hare)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Pt –Al203 nanocoatings for high temprature concentrated solar thermal power applications - Ms Zebib Yenus Nuru (iThemba LABS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Reactive DC magnetron sputter deposition and characterization of ZrN thin films - Mr Thembinkosi Goodman Nyawo (University of Zululand)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Red emission of Pr3+ enhancement by addition of Ba2+ and In3+ in CaTiO3:Pr phosphor - Mr Luyanda Lunga Noto (University of Free State (Student))   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Spectroscopic studies of nanofluorides doped with Ln3+ synthesized via thermal decomposition of organic precursors - Dr Marek Gusowski (Department of Physics University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Spin-density-wave behaviour of the (Cr<sub>100-x</sub>Al<sub>x</sub>)<sub>95</sub>Mo<sub>5</sub> alloy system - Mr Blessed Muchono (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Structure-property relationship of sol-gel synthesised zinc-oxide nanoparticles - Ms Natasha Venita Peterson (University of the Western Cape)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis & Characterization of Porphyrin Nanotubes/Rods for Solar Radiation Harvesting and Solar Cells - Ms nametso Mongwaketsi (iThemba LABS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis and Characterization of CaAl<sub>2</sub>0<sub>4</sub>:Tb<sup>3+</sup> Phosphor using Solution – Combustion Method. - Ms Kewele Emily Foka (University of the Fee Stae)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis and characterization of PbS nanorods using the chemical bath deposition method - Mr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis and characterization of reproducible stoichiometry of cobalt sulfide nanoparticles using sulphur containing single-source precursors - Mr Simon Bonginkosi Sibokoza (Student at Vaal University of Technology)   (Asteria)
17:00 Synthesis and Characterization of Y<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>S:Eu Nanophosphors Using Sol-combustion Method - Mr Ali Abdub Guyo Ali (University of the free State, Qwaqwa campus.)   (Asteria)
17:00 Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of CaxSiyOz:Tb3+ nanophosphors prepared using solution-combustion method. - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of Tb<sup>3+</sup>-cdoped SrZnAl<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> nano crystals phosphor prepared via combustion process - Mr Samy Shaat (Department of Physics at University of Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Synthesis and photoluminescence studies of (Ba<sub>1-x</sub>Sr<sub>x</sub>)Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>:Eu<sup>2+</sup>;Nd<sup>3+</sup> prepared by combustion method - Ms Mantwa Annah Lephoto (University of The Free State)   (Asteria)
17:00 The annealing effects on Pt-Mo coating mophology - Mr Zakhelumuzi Khumalo (ithemba LABS)   (Asteria)
17:00 The influence of Pr3+ co-doping on the photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence properties of SiO2:Eu3+ /Tb3+. - Ms Gugu Mhlongo (CSIR/UFS)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The Infrared Plasma Resonance of P in SiC - Prof. JAPIE ENGELBRECHT (NMMU)   (Asteria)
17:00 The Magnetocaloric Effect in CeAuGe: Scaling Behaviour in the Vicinity of a Ferromagnetic Phase Transition - Mr Jasper Snyman Snyman (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The reduction of melting temperature with size in Gold - Mr Mokete Mahladisa (University of Limpopo (Turfloop campus))   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The soilid-state interaction of palladium on 6H-SiC - Ms Jeaneth Thokozile Kabini (Univerity of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 The study of the distortion of F- and Ba- sublattices in superionic BaF2 at elevated temperatures using positron annihilation technique. - Mr Thulani Jili (University of Zululand)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The Surface Orientation Dependence of the Pre-Exponential Factors Extracted from the Segregation Profiles of a Cu(111/110) Bi-crystal - Mr Charl Jafta (Energy and Processes Unit, CSIR)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The synthesis and characterization of tin oxide SnO2 nanorods - Ms Nolwazi Shozi (none)   (Asteria)
17:00 Thermal and electronic transport studies of the Kondo energy scale in the heavy-fermion system CeCu5-xAlx - Prof. Andre Strydom (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Thermal transport in the cage-compounds RFe2Al10 (R=Y, Yb) - Prof. Andre Strydom (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Thermoluminescence Study of Long Persistent CaAl<sub>2</sub >O<sub>4</sub>:Eu<sup>2+</sup>, Nd<sup>3+</sup> and/or Dy<sup>3+</sup>. - Mr Ali Wako (University Of The Free State, QwaQwa Campus.)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Use of raman spectroscopy to study fatigue type processes in polycrystalline diamond (PCD) - Mr Maxwell Vhareta (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Asteria)
17:00 Vanadium dioxide based on nano-devices for photonic apllications - Mr itani given madiba (university of western cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Variation of different compositions of Ti-Pt within the B2 region using solid solution method employed in CASTEP - Ms Rosinah Mahlangu (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
17:00 XPS analysis and luminescence properties of commercially Gd2O2S:Tb powder phosphor - Dr JAPPIE DOLO (University of the free state)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 xygen adsorption on (110) surfaces of Pyrolusite MnO<sub>2</sub> and Anatase TiO<sub>2</sub> - Ms khomotso Maenetja (University Of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
12:45 --- Lunch ---
13:45
APSS -Prof. Phil Charles (SAAO) (until 14:30) (Acro2)
13:45 Space Physics Poster Blitz   (Acro2)
14:15 Constraining the Phase Space for Chameleon Dark Energy - Mr Muzikayise Sikhonde (University of Cape Town)   (Acro2)
Paper
13:45
Applied -Dr phil ferrer (wits) (until 14:30) (Acro3)
13:45 X-ray crystallographic studies and quantum mechanical modeling of the amidase reaction mechanism - Prof. Bryan Trevor Sewell (University of Cape Town)   (Acro3)
14:00 The structure and flexibility of the photosynthetic machinery in plants and algal cells - Prof. Gyözö Garab (Biological Research Center, Hung. Acad. Sci.)   (Acro3)
Slides
13:45
CMPMS1 -Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State) (until 14:30) (Parthenon)
13:45 Intermediate valence and antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice behaviour in Ce(Au<sub>1-x</sub>Ni<sub>x</sub>)<sub>2</sub>Si<sub>2</sub>. - Prof. Moise Bertin Tchoula Tchokonte (University of the Western Cape)   (Parthenon)
14:00 On the orbital rehybridization in tetrahedral amorphous carbon - Dr Aniekan Magnus Ukpong (University of the Witwatersrand)   (Parthenon)
Paper
14:15 Germanium-Carbide Formation on Crystal Germanium Substrate - Dr Genene Tessema Mola (University of Kwazulu-Natal)   (Parthenon)
Paper
13:45
CMPMS2 -Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University) (until 14:30) (Acro1)
13:45 Computational modelling of Zr-Nb alloys by solid solution approach - Ms Moyahabo Chuma (Materials Modelling Centre)   (Acro1)
Paper
14:00 Ab-initio study of the energy of formation and diffusion paths of self-interstitials in silicon - Mr Jacques Pienaar (University of Pretoria)   (Acro1)
14:15 Tailoring of Mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of polymers composite: A micro fuel cell perspective - Mr Hao Chen (CSIR)   (Acro1)
Paper
13:45
Education -Mr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 14:30) (Acro7)
13:45
LOS -Dr Hermann Uys (National Laser Centre, CSIR) (until 14:30) (Acro4)
13:45 Time-domain Terahertz Spectroscopy: Principles and applications - Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch)   (Acro4)
14:00 First time resolved diffraction experiments with the Stellenbosch Ultrafast Electron Gun - Ms Kerstin Haupt (LRI, Stellenbosch University)   (Acro4)
14:15 Compression of highly charged electron pulses for single shot femtosecond time-resolved electron diffraction experiments - Mr Nicolas Erasmus (Stellenbosch University)   (Acro4)
13:45
NPRP -Mr Sifiso Senzo Ntshangase (University of Cape Town / iThemba LABS) (until 14:30) (Acro8)
13:45 The IThemba LABS Radioactive Beam Project - Dr Robert Bark (iThemba LABS)   (Acro8)
13:45
Theoretical - Jan Greben (until 14:30) (Acro5)
13:45 A comparison of purification schemes for treating the idempotency condition on the density matrix in electronic structure calculations - Prof. Matthiam Hoffman (UFS)   (Acro5)
14:15 South African e-Infrastructure for physics applications - Mr Sean Murray (iThemba LABS)   (Acro5)
Slides
14:30
Meetings (until 15:30) (Various session venues)
15:30 --- Tea ---
16:00
Plenary -Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town) (until 17:00) (Parthenon)
16:00 Mass Distribution in Galaxies using Multi-Wavelength 3D Spectroscopy - Prof. Claude Carignan (University of Cape Town)   (Parthenon)
Slides
17:00
Poster2 -Mr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) Dr Andrew Collier (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory) Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town) Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 19:00) (Asteria)
17:00 A Diagnostic 'tool' to prevent the consequences of material failure - Dr Ike Sikakana (Vaal University of Technology)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 A Magnetic Field Study Using Polarized Dust Emission of Nearby Starburst Galaxies - Dr Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Slides
17:00 An automated temperature control model for a well-mixed biomass reactor - Mr FELIX PAGONA (PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 An investigation of high velocity flows in HF radar data during northward interplanetary magnetic field, non-substorm intervals - Mr Zolile Mtumela (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 Analysis of aberrations generated in aerodynamic random media using computational fluid dynamics - Mr Cosmas Mafusire (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (Asteria)
17:00 Atmospheric turbidity over Gauteng - Mr Thabang Sethabane (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Atomic processes in gaseous nebulae - Ms Andri Prozesky (Unisa)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Batch anaerobic co-digestion of cow dung and donkey manure - Mr Patrick Mukumba (University of Fort Hare)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Clay/sawdust porous pots for water treatment - Dr Joseph A Varkey (University of Swaziland)   (Asteria)
17:00 Computational study of some Carbon modification - Ms MOSHIBUDI SHAI (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)   (Asteria)
17:00 Cross phase modulation induced depolarization of a probe signal and its impact on polarization mode dispersion compensators - Dr Timothy Gibbon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (Asteria)
17:00 Current Status of Ultrafast Electron Diffraction at the Laser Research Institute - Ms Ilana Boshoff (University of Stellenbosch (Laser Research Institute))   (Asteria)
17:00 Daytime modeling of VLF radio waves over land and sea, comparison to DEMETER satellite data. - Dr Andrew Collier (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Developing a laser ionization test bench for radioactive beams - Mr Lucky Makhathini (University of Zululand, stellenbosch and iThemba labs)   (Asteria)
17:00 Development of a laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping experiment for Rubidium 87 atoms - Mr Charles Rigby (Laser Research Institute, Stellenbosch University)   (Asteria)
17:00 Direct water cooling effect on a photovoltaic module - Mr Busiso Mtunzi (Fort Hare Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare, Physics Department)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Effect of carbon modification on the electrical, structural and optical properties of TiO2 electrodes and their performance in lab-scale dye sensitized solar cells - Mr Raymond Taziwa (University of Fort hare)   (Asteria)
17:00 Efficiency Dependence of Tm3+ -Doped Silica Triple-Clad Fiber Laser - Mr Wilfrid Ndebeka (MSc Student)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Elemental magnetic vector charges linked to zero outward magnetic flux from any surface enclosing non-dipolar magnetic sources - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (Asteria)
Slides
17:00 Enhancement of hydrogen production using biomass gasification process - Dr Sampson Mamphweli (University of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Evaluation of WC-9Co-4Cr laser surface alloyed coatings on stainless steel - Mr BABATUNDE OBADELE (TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)   (Asteria)
Paper
Poster
17:00 Femtosecond amplifier pulse characterization: FROG and shaper-assisted techniques - Mr Attie Hendriks (SAIP member)   (Asteria)
17:00 Generation of a Laguerre-Gaussian TEM01 mode in a monolithic microchip laser - Mr Darryl Naidoo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   (Asteria)
17:00 Hi-speed Random Number Generator - Mr Adedayo Olatinwo (University of Kwazulu Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 Identification of isotopes using time differential, event-by-event gamma spectroscopy - Mr Martin Cook (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Influence of solvent effects on Qy transitions in chlorophyll - Dr Jacoba Smit (CSIR Biosciences, Pretoria, South Africa)   (Asteria)
17:00 Intra-cavity beam control: a comparison of spatial light modulators and adaptive mirrors - Mrs Liesl Burger (National Laser Centre)   (Asteria)
17:00 Investigating the effect of atmospheric dymanics on HF propagation - Ms Racheal Athieno (South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science)   (Asteria)
17:00 Investigating the thermal performance of a hybrid PV solar system - Dr Michael Simon (FHIT)   (Asteria)
Slides
17:00 Ion irradiation effects on the formation of metal nanoparticles in crystals - Anna Kozakiewicz (Wits)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Ionospheric response during the geomagnetic storm events on 24-27 July 2004: Long-duration positive storm effect - Mr Chigomezyo Ngwira (Rhodes University/SANSA Space Science)   (Asteria)
17:00 KIC Rumple, the binary system with eclipses and δ Scuti pulsations - Mr Christopher Middleton (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Magneto-optical trap - First step towards BEC - Ms Malehlohonolo Semonyo (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 Mathematical Modeling of a Concentrator-Diffuser Wind Energy system - Mr Peace-Maker Masukume (University of Fort Hare, Department of Physics)   (Asteria)
17:00 Metal-Semiconductor Ohmic Contacts: An ab initio Density Functional Theory Study of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Metal-Diamond (111)-(1x1) Interfaces. - Mr Isaac Motochi (PhD student, University of the Witwatersrand)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Micromachining of optical fibers with a Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm using a spatial filter - Dr Diethelm Schmieder (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Observations of the 22GHz Water maser in the source Orion KL - Ms Sunelle Otto (HartRAO)   (Asteria)
17:00 Performance monitoring of a downdraft System Johansson Biomass Gasifier™ - Dr Sampson Mamphweli (University of Fort Hare)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 PLASMON: Data Assimilation of the Earth's Plasmasphere - Andrew Collier (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory)   (Asteria)
17:00 Polarization Encoded QKD in Fibre - Ms Sharmini Pillay (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Radiation Shielding calculations using MCNPX transport code for cost optimization of the shielding material to be used in the new cyclotron vault at iThemba Labs - Mr Zipho Ngcobo (iThemba Labs)   (Asteria)
17:00 Radon from building materials - Ms RABECCA RAMOKONE THELEDI (UWC)   (Asteria)
17:00 Schottky contact on GaN - Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria)   (Asteria)
17:00 Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson to WW with a hadronic tau channel - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   (Asteria)
17:00 Simple Pendulum: A first year students' dilemma. - Mr Itumeleng Phage (Honorary)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Simulating chorus generation via Particle-in-cell simulations - Ms Marlie van Zyl (University of KwaZulu Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 Simulation of a pencil proton beam in a water phantom using various monte carlo codes. - Ms Carmen Jacobs (University of the Western Cape)   (Asteria)
17:00 Space Weather Prediction and Forecast in South Africa - Ms Mpho Tshisaphungo (SANSA Space Science)   (Asteria)
17:00 Spectral response as a diagnostic tool for PV and PC solar cells - Mr Maibi Malape (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (Asteria)
17:00 Stellar Masses of Star Forming Galaxies in Galaxy Cluster - Mr Solohery Randriamampandry (SAAO/UWC)   (Asteria)
17:00 Super star clusters in nearby Luminous Infrared Galaxies - Ms Zara Randriamanakoto (University of Cape Town)   (Asteria)
17:00 Testing the Cosmic Ray-Lightning Connection Hypothesis - Andrew Collier (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 The effect of ventilation on the thermal performance of an energy efficient house - Mr Thabiso Vincent Mthimunye (ufh)   (Asteria)
17:00 The Effects Of High Atomic Material On Photon Beams At The Interface - Dr Enoch Sithole (University of Limpopo)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 The extent of the chorus observed at Marion Island - Dr Andrew Collier (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory)   (Asteria)
17:00 The pair-model of monopolar and dipolar moments of elemental electric scalar and magnetic vector charges - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Towards Scientific Establishment and Validation of Quality Standards for Digital Thermal Neutron Imaging - Mr Mabuti Jacob Radebe Radebe (Necsa)   (Asteria)
17:00 Trajectories of electrons in a realistic model of the Earth's magnetic field - Mahassin Nemair (University of KawZulu-Natal)   (Asteria)
17:00 Ultrafast Transient Absorption measurements on Indoline D149 Dye - Mr Egmont Rohwer (Stellenbosch University)   (Asteria)
17:00 Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in Nearby Galaxies - Mr Deatrick Foster (South African Astronomical Observatory)   (Asteria)
17:00 Vanadium Dioxide Nanoplatelets Based nanocomposites for IR Solar Radiation Modulation - Ms Aline SIMO (PHD Student)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 Variability of methanol maser in the massive star formation regions - Mr jabulani Paul maswanganye (Wits University/HartRAO)   (Asteria)
Paper
17:00 X-ray Timing and Spectral Analysis of the Propeller Driven Pulsar-like White Dwarf AE Aquarii - Mr Bosco Oruru (University of the Free State)   (Asteria)
Paper
12:45 --- Lunch ---
13:45
Plenary -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 14:45) (Parthenon)
13:45 A Century of Nuclear Theory: a greatly condensed treatment - Prof. Ken Amos (School of Physics, University of Melbourne)   (Parthenon)
Paper
Slides
14:45
Meetings -Dr Peter Martinez (SAAO) (until 15:45) (Various)
15:45 --- Tea ---
18:30
Conference Dinner (until 22:00) (Various)