SAIP2016

from Monday, 4 July 2016 (08:00) to Friday, 8 July 2016 (18:00)
Kramer Law building

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
4 Jul 2016
5 Jul 2016
6 Jul 2016
7 Jul 2016
8 Jul 2016
AM
09:00
Physics Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:30) (2B)
09:00 Dark Matter - Prof. Pauline Gagnon   (2B)
09:30 Show on SKA - Mr Marty Schwartz (Unizul Science centre)   (2B)
09:00
Winter School: From the Smallest to the Largest Scales: Our Evolving Universe (until 16:00) (LT2)
09:00 Coffee fueling, Welcome & Logistics - Prof. Thomas Jarrett (UCT/Caltech)   (LT2)
09:25 Opening Remarks - Dr Rob Adam (Director, SKA-SA)   (LT2)
09:30 The State of the Universe - Prof. Steven Kahn (Stanford University)   (LT2)
10:15 Particle Physics -- a window into the early universe - Prof. Heribert Weigert (University of Cape Town)   (LT2)
11:00 --- Refreshment break ---
11:20 The Exploration of the Early Universe with the Large Hadron Collider - Dr Helen Hayward (University of Liverpool)   (LT2)
12:05 (2) Brief talks by UCT Physics PhD students   (LT2)
12:30 Lunch Talk: Exploring the early universe with the SKA - Dr Obinna Umeh (University of the Western Cape)   (LT2)
13:30 The Stormy Cosmos: Life and Times of a Waning Universe - Dr Michelle Cluver (University of Cape Town)   (LT2)
14:15 Studies of Galaxy Evolution with MeerKAT - Dr Bradley Frank (University of Cape Town)   (LT2)
15:00 Brief Talks by UCT Astro PhD students - Mr Moses Mogotsi (UCT) Mr Bishop Mongwane (Department of astronomy, ACGC, university of Capetown)   (LT2)
15:30 Panel Discussion - All Participants   (LT2)
09:00
Winter School: The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules (until 10:30) (LT3)
09:00 Biological photovoltaic building blocks for solar energy harvesting - Prof. Raoul Frese (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)   (LT3)
10:00 The cytoskeleton and membrane: thermal and mechanical properties - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   (LT3)
10:30 --- Coffee Break ---
11:00
Physics Education (until 13:00) (2B)
11:00 Computational Physics Workshop - Prof. Rhett Allain   (2B)
11:00
Winter School: The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules (until 13:00) (LT3)
11:00 556 - The cytoskeleton and membrane: thermal and mechanical properties - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   (LT3)
11:30 Single-Molecule Spectroscopy: Beyond the Ensemble Average - Dr Tjaart Krüger (University of Pretoria)   (LT3)
12:15 Higher order structures and noise filtering in biological signal cascades - Dr Musa Mhlanga (CSIR (UCT))   (LT3)
08:30 Welcome Address   ()
09:00
PLENARY (until 10:00) ()
09:00 PLENARY: Neutrinos - The X-files of particle physics - Prof. Kai Zuber (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)   ()
10:00
Applied Physics (1) -Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) (until 10:40) (LT2)
10:00 Power Budget Analysis of Passive Components along an Optical Fibre Link of a Frequency Dissemination System within the MeerKAT Telescope Array - Mr Shukree Wassin (NMMU)   (LT2)
10:20 Effect of 1.712 GHz RF-Clock Signal Distribution on 10 Gbps 1550.89 nm VCSEL Based Transmission over Single Optical Fibre for Square Kilometre Telescope Array - Mr George Isoe (Centre for Broadband Communication,Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (LT2)
10:00
Astrophysics (1) -Mr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State) (until 10:40) (5A)
10:00 A Multi-frequency analysis of dark matter annihilation interpretations of recent anti-particle and gamma-ray excesses in cosmic structures. - Mr Geoff Beck (University of Witwatersrand)   (5A)
10:20 Anti-Newtonian cosmological solutions in fourth-order gravity - Dr Amare Abebe (North-West University)   (5A)
10:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Dr Malili Matshaba (University of Limpopo) (until 10:40) (LT1)
10:20 Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Computational Study on Advanced Lithium – Sulphur Battery - Mr CLIFFTON MASEDI (CSIR/ UL)   (LT1)
10:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Prof. Hasani Chauke (University of Limpopo) (until 10:40) (4B)
10:00 Structural and optical studies of cobalt and indium simultaneously doped zinc oxide nanopowders prepared using high energy ball milling technique - Ms Mahlatse Manamela (University of Limpopo)   (4B)
10:20 CZTS solar cell: CZT precursor layer deposition by electron beam evaporation and electroplating - Mr Antonie Fourie (University of the Free State)   (4B)
10:00
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (LT3)
10:00 Jet measurements in LHC - Ms Debarati Roy (Postdoc at Wits)   (LT3)
Slides
10:20 Jet substructure techniques for identifying boosted bosons in ATLAS - Ms Chane Simone Moodley (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT3)
10:00
Photonics -Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre)) (until 10:40) (5C)
10:00 Development of a large mode area (LMA), high-power, thulium-doped fibre laser - Mr Daniel Morris (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   (5C)
10:20 Simulaser, a graphical laser simulator based on Matlab Simulink - Mr Cobus Jacobs (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (5C)
10:00
Physics Education -Dr Claudia Albers (WITS university) (until 10:40) (2B)
10:00 Probing students perceptions of first year physics labs: a focus on learning and enjoyment aspects - Ms Munene Tlowana (Student)   (2B)
10:20 Physical models: A crucial link between reality and mathematical models - Dr Miriam Lemmer (North-West University (Potchefstroom))   (2B)
Slides
10:00
Space Science -Dr John Bosco Habarulema (SANSA) (until 10:40) (5B)
10:00 Nonlinear dust-acoustic waves in the nighttime polar mesosphere - Dr Shimul Maharaj (SANSA Space Science/University of the Western Cape)   (5B)
10:20 A small-amplitude study of solitons near supercritical points - Dr Carel Olivier (SANSA)   (5B)
10:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:40) (2A)
10:00 Yang-Lee and Fisher zeros in a model of adsorbing self-avoiding walks - Prof. Esaias J Janse van Rensburg (Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario)   (2A)
10:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Dr William Horowitz (University of Cape Town) Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand) Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:40) (4A)
10:00 Are we gauging the pressure correctly? - Mr Greg Jackson (UCT)   (4A)
Slides
10:20 Quantum Corrections to the Kink-Antikink Potential - Mr Zander Lee (Stellenbosch University)   (4A)
Slides
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
11:10
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Phil Ferrer (Wits) (until 12:10) (LT2)
11:10 Free-space Optical Communications through Turbulence - Mr Mitchell Cox (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT2)
11:30 Laser Effect on the RF Signal Stability for Clock Signal Distribution over Optical Fibre - Ms Phumla Dlamini (optical fibre research unit (nelson mandela metropolitan university))   (LT2)
11:50 Ambient noise tomography (Passive Seismic) to image the Cape-Karoo transition near Jansenville, Eastern Cape. - Mr Lucian Bezuidenhout (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (LT2)
11:10
Astrophysics (1) -Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town) (until 12:10) (5A)
11:10 Probing accretion in magnetic Cataclysmic Variables through fast photometry - Mr Hannes Breytenbach (University of Cape Town)   (5A)
11:30 Kozai-Lidov mechanism in LS I +61 303? - Mr Itumeleng Monageng (SAAO/UCT)   (5A)
11:50 Studying the Star formation - Neutral gas relation in WHISP Galaxies - Ms Elizabeth Naluminsa (University of Cape Town)   (5A)
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria) (until 12:10) (LT1)
11:10 Evaluation of sputtering-induced surface roughness of polycrystalline Ni/Cu multilayers thin films with AES and ToF-SIMS depth profiling - Mr XinLiang Yan (University of the Free State)   (LT1)
11:30 Ultrafast Excited state dynamics of a direct hetroarylation derived bithiophene-isoindigo copolymer and application in inverted ITO free solar cells. - Mrs Newayemedhin Tegegne (Stellenbosch University)   (LT1)
11:50 Synthesis of ZrC coatings in a vertical-wall CVD system - Ms Saphina Biira (Department of Physics, University of Pretoria.)   (LT1)
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Dr Walter Meyer (University of Pretoria) (until 12:10) (4B)
11:10 Gas sensing applications of Cobalt and Indium double-doped ZnO nanoparticles prepared by sol-gel method - Mr Mpho Maswanganye (Universtity of Limpopo)   (4B)
11:30 Investigation of the isochronal annealing profiles of the E centres in n-type silicon - Mr Abraham Barnard (University of Pretoria)   (4B)
11:50 Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy of GaSb/GaAs Quantum Dots - Ms Danielle Venter (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (4B)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Rob Bark (iThemba LABS) (until 12:10) (LT3)
11:10 Spectroscopy of the low-lying excitation region in <sup>9</sup>B - Dr Marín-Lámbarri Daniel José (University of the Western Cape/ iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
Slides
11:30 Coulomb excitation reorientation effect of the first 2<sup>+</sup> state at 4.439 MeV in <sup>12</sup>C - Dr Kumar Raju Mukhi (University of the Western Cape)   (LT3)
11:50 Searching for exotic shapes in silicon-28 - Dr Philip Adsley (Stellenbosch University and iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (4A)
11:30 Proton induced radiation damage to the fluorescence capability of plastic scintillators for the Tile Calorimeter of ATLAS - Ms Harshna Jivan (University of the Witwatersrand)   (4A)
11:50 Crystals Orientation Measurements of the iThemba LABS Segmented Clover Detector. - Ms Sinegugu Happiness Mthembu (iThemba LABS)   (4A)
11:10
Photonics -Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 12:10) (5C)
11:10 The interaction of high power cw laser beams with weakly absorbing optical elements - Mr Rocky Ramokolo (CSIR, National Laser Centre)   (5C)
11:30 SILVER MEDALLIST LECTURE: Manipulating Structured Light - Dr Angela Dudley (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (5C)
11:10
Physics Education -Dr Miriam Lemmer (North-West University (Potchefstroom)) (until 12:10) (2B)
11:10 Understanding of vector addition and subtraction by first year university students: graphical versus algebraic methods - Dr Emanuela Carleschi (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
11:30 Postgraduate Studies: Influences that make students to choose their respective research fields - Dr Buyi Sondezi (University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
11:50 COMPARISON OF TWO MODELS OF PROBLEM SOLVING IN PHYSICS: A STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA - Mr Ishiyaku Mbela Abubakar (College)   (2B)
11:10
Space Science -Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency) Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (South African National Space Agency (Space Science) (formerly NRF Hermanus Magnetic Observatory)) (until 12:10) (5B)
11:10 Characterization of a Direct Current Discharge Based Microthruster - Mr William Wright (University of the Witwatersrand)   (5B)
11:30 Confirmation of low latitude electrodynamics in driving poleward waves - Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency)   (5B)
11:50 Plasma Drift Modeling: Multivariate Analysis - Mr Makhosonke Dubazane (SANSA Space Science)   (5B)
11:10
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 12:10) (2A)
11:10 Parallel computing solutions to the Balitsky-Kovchegov equation - Mrs Charlotte Hillebrand-Viljoen (UCT)   (2A)
11:30 Quantum Boltzmann evolution of the Quark-Gluon Plasma - Mr William Grunow (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
11:50 Engineer inflation in realistic string compactifications - Mr Luca Pontiggia (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
08:40
PLENARY (until 09:40) ()
08:40 PLENARY: The SI Redefined: Counting Atoms, Single-Electron Tunnelling and Optical Atomic Clocks - Dr Wynand Louw (NMISA)   ()
09:40
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 10:40) (4B)
09:40 Fast neutron radiography observation of water absorption through porous media - Mr Graham Daniels (Necsa)   (4B)
Paper
10:00 Residual stress measurements in leached polycrystalline diamond using X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy techniques - Mr Maxwell Vhareta (DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, University of the Witwatersrand)   (4B)
10:20 Optimising GPU Integration into the ATLAS Trigger - Mr Marc Sacks (University of the Witwatersrand)   (4B)
09:40
Applied Physics (2) -Prof. Andy Buffler (University of Cape Town) (until 10:40) (LT2)
09:40 The re-definition of the of mass - Dr Aletta Karsten (NMISA)   (LT2)
10:00 Towards a new standard for electrical current in South Africa - Prof. Mark Blumenthal (University of Cape Town)   (LT2)
10:20 Single-photon, single-pixel camera - Mr Gareth Berry (Structured Light Lab , School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT2)
09:40
Astrophysics (1) -Dr Shazrene Mohamed (SAAO) (until 10:40) (5A)
09:40 Orthonormal vector polynomials in a general pupil - Dr Cosmas Mafusire (University of Pretoria)   (5A)
10:00 Streams out of a Cloud - Dr Nathan Deg (UCT)   (5A)
10:20 Graph theory and pulsar astronomy tie the knot: the use of labeled graph kernels in exploring the pulsar P-Pdot diagram - Mrs Maritz Elizabeth (UFS)   (5A)
09:40
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 10:40) (LT1)
09:40 NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: Optical Fibre Communication: Silica Information Super-Highways - Dr Timothy Gibbon (NMMU Physics Department)   (LT1)
10:20 Characterization of inclusions and defects in natural zirconia - Prof. Mike Lee (Centre for HRTEM, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth)   (LT1)
09:40
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Prof. John Sharpey-Schafer (University of the Western Cape/University of Zululand) (until 10:40) (LT3)
09:40 Coupling of single proton configurations to collective core excitations in <sup>162</sup>Yb: the nucleus <sup>161</sup> Tm - Ms SANDILE JONGILE (UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND/ ITHEMBA LABS/UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE)   (LT3)
10:00 Coupling of single neutron and proton configurations to collective core excitations in <sup>162</sup>Yb. - Mr Linda Mdletshe (University of Zululand)   (LT3)
10:20 Coupling of single neutron configurations to collective core excitations in <sup>162</sup><sub>70</sub>Yb , the nucleus <sup>163</sup> <sub>70</sub>Yb. - Mr Jongile Sandile (University of Zululand) Mr Linda Mdletshe (University of Zululand) Mr Makuhane Sithole (University of the Western Cape)   (LT3)
09:40
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (2) -Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (4A)
09:40 Thermal Model and Tsallis distribution for Large Hadron Collider - Dr DAWIT WORKU (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)   (4A)
Slides
10:00 Thermal Model Description of Collisions of Small Systems - Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)   (4A)
Slides
10:20 NLO Rutherford Scattering and Energy Loss in a QGP - Mr Abdullah Ibrahim (University of Cape Town)   (4A)
Slides
09:40
Photonics -Dr Christine Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:40) (5C)
09:40 A Tunable Vacuum Ultraviolet Light Source and High Intensity Saturation of the Nonlinear Medium - Dr Charles Rigby (Laser Research Institute, Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
10:00 Excitation spectroscopy with vibration selective detection for self-absorption free rovibronic spectra of CO - Mr Andre de Bruyn (Laser Research Institute, Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
10:20 Integrated optical tweezer and fluorescence microscope. - Ms Anneke Erasmus (Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
09:40
Physics Education -Prof. Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (2B)
09:40 The development of learners’ views on the nature of science in a science enrichment programme - Mr Vonani Michael Baloyi (University of Pretoria)   (2B)
Slides
10:00 Using Design Based Research to improve teaching, testing and learning. - Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)   (2B)
10:20 Physics of noise and its impediment to the health of mine workers - Mr AMOUR DORICK KOMBO TSOUMBOU (University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
Slides
09:40
Space Science -Prof. Michael Kosch (SANSA) (until 10:40) (5B)
09:40 Investigation of the number of time ground-backscatter occurs for all the beams and range gates using the SuperDARN SANAE HF radar data. - Dr Zolile Mtumela (South African National Space Agency (SANSA))   (5B)
10:00 Ionospheric Disturbances During Geomagnetic Storm at SANAE - Mr Alicreance HIYADUTUJE (South African National Space Agency and Rhodes University)   (5B)
10:20 The mystery of black auroras - Ms Amore Nel (SANSA)   (5B)
09:40
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta (University of Venda) (until 10:40) (2A)
09:40 How Cool is the Gluon Plasma? - Mr Dino Giovannoni (Rhodes University)   (2A)
10:00 Short Path Length Energy Loss in the Quark Gluon Plasma - Ms Isobel Kolbe (University of Pretoria)   (2A)
10:20 Probing quark gluon plasma in pA collisions - Mr Daniel Adamiak (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
11:10
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Alan Matthews (UKZN) (until 12:10) (4B)
11:10 ADC trigger board for the PROMETEO test-bench of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter - Mr Matthew Spoor (WITS)   (4B)
11:30 Facile synthesis of mesoporous NiCo(OH)<sub>2</sub>/CNT composite for high performance energy storage application - Ms Faith Ugbo (Department of Physics, University of Pretoria)   (4B)
11:50 Evaluation of the Technical Feasibility and Economic Viability of Solar Heated underground fixed dome household size digesters suitable for Vhembe district of South Africa. - Mrs Sharon Ntuwiseni Mandada (University of Venda)   (4B)
11:10
Applied Physics (2) -Dr Wynand Louw (NMISA) (until 12:10) ()
11:10 Performance characterisation for Positron Emission Particle Tracking at “PEPT Cape Town” - Prof. Andy Buffler (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:30 Considerations when interpolating discrete measurements of continuous functions: applications to particle tracking in physical systems - Dr Thomas Leadbeater (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:50 Measurement of <sup>238</sup>U fission cross sections using quasi-monoenergetic neutrons with energies from 35 MeV to 100 MeV. - Mr Dieter Geduld (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:10
Astrophysics (1) -Prof. Pieter Meintjes (University of the Free State) (until 12:10) (5A)
11:10 Probing the role of mergers in galaxy evolution with HI profile asymmetries - Ms Jamie Bok (UCT)   (5A)
Slides
11:30 Modelling Radiative Line Transfer in Maser Environments - Ms Ruby Van Rooyen (SKASA)   (5A)
Paper
Slides
11:50 3D Radiation-Hydro Models of the Circumstellar Environments of Evolved stars - Mr Elias Aydi (University of Cape Town - South African Astronomical Observatory)   (5A)
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Mike LEE (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ) (until 12:10) (LT1)
11:10 Characterization of elastic constants and electronic property of diamond-like carbon films. - Mr wilfred mbiombi (wits university)   (LT1)
11:30 Optical and electronic properties of silicon nanowires fabricated by Metal Assisted Chemical Ecthing - Mr Sfiso khanyile (Author)   (LT1)
11:50 Tuning the Energetic Driving Force of P3HT-ZnO heterostructures for Enhanced Electron Transfer in Organic PV solar cells - Mr GUY LEBA KABONGO (Département de Physique,Université Pédagogique Nationale)   (LT1)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Pete Jones (iThemba LABS) (until 12:10) (LT3)
11:10 Production of ion beams with ECR ion sources and the pre-acceleration with injector cyclotrons at iThemba LABS - Dr Joele Mira (iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
11:30 EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF INNER SHELL IONIZATION IN AN ECRIS PLASMA - Mr Muneer Sakildien (iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
11:50 Change in the Angular Momentum Distribution due to Nuclear Plasma Interactions - Mr Thembalethu Nogwanya (University of the Western Cape)   (LT3)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (2) -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (4A)
11:10 The search for new bosons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC - Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand)   (4A)
Slides
11:30 The production of multiple leptons due to heavy bosons at the Large Hadron Collider - Mr Abdualazem Fadol (University of Witwatersrand)   (4A)
11:50 Search for a heavy scalar decaying into the Higgs boson and missing energy with the ATLAS detector - Mr Chad Pelwan (University of Witwatersrand)   (4A)
notes
11:10
Photonics -Dr Gurthwin Bosman (Stellenbosch University) (until 12:10) (5C)
11:10 The efficiency of Hypericin used in Photodynamic Therapy Treatment with low intensity laser irradiation to induce the cell death of human breast cancer cells (MCF7). - Ms KIRO NDIVITO (University of Johannesburg)   (5C)
Slides
11:30 Photobiomodulation of Isolated Lung Cancer Stem cells - Ms Anine Crous (Student at University of Johannesburg)   (5C)
Slides
11:50 Exciton dynamics of individual plant light-harvesting complexes as revealed by fluorescence lifetime and intensity shifts. - Mr Joshua Botha (University of Pretoria)   (5C)
11:10
Physics Education -Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (2B)
11:10 The pedagogical orientation of 4th year BEd students in teaching physics - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
11:30 Optical interference with digital holograms - Mr David Gossman (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2B)
11:50 Seeing is believing? - Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)   (2B)
11:10
Space Science -Dr Patrick Sibanda (Univeristy of Zambia) Dr Du Toit Strauss (Centre for Space Research, North-West University) (until 12:10) (5B)
11:10 Long-term cosmic-ray modulation model: A simplified ab initio approach - Mr KATLEGO MOLOTO (NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY)   (5B)
11:30 Solar energetic particles and their transport to Earth - Dr Du Toit Strauss (Centre for Space Research, North-West University)   (5B)
11:50 Analyses of heliospheric magnetic field data as input for ab initio modulation models - Prof. Renier Burger (North-West University)   (5B)
11:10
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Mr George Manyali (Moi University-Chepkoilel Campus) (until 12:10) (2A)
11:10 QCD thermodynamics in finite volume - Husam Mohamed (UCT)   (2A)
11:30 BPS Geometries - Mr Lwazi Nkumane (University of the witwatersrand)   (2A)
11:50 Evolution of Yukawa couplings in 5 dimensions for an SU(3) gauge group - Mr Mohammed Omer Khojali (Wits University)   (2A)
08:40
PLENARY (until 09:40) ()
08:40 PLENARY: Probing the Mystery of Dark Energy With Billions of Galaxies - Prof. Steven M. Kahn (Stanford University, California)   ()
09:40
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Daniel Wamwangi (wits university) (until 10:40) (LT2)
09:40 Solar water geysers - a South African perspective - Dr phil ferrer (wits)   (LT2)
10:00 HYDROGEN FUEL CELL STUDIES USING NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY - Mr Frikkie De Beer (Necsa)   (LT2)
10:20 Physics behind the life cycle and life cycle analysis of artisanal clay brick making - Mr Madjer Monatshiebe Tshiyoyo (University of Johannesburg)   (LT2)
09:40
Astrophysics (1) -Dr Amare Abebe (North-West University) (until 10:40) (5A)
09:40 Modeling the JVLA primary beam using characteristic basis function - Mr Kelachukwu IHEANETU (Rhodes University)   (5A)
10:00 Direction Dependent Calibration for the KAT-7 radio data - Mr Ermias Kassaye (Rhodes University)   (5A)
10:20 Rethinking IIR filters as part of real-time pulsar astronomy - Mr Maritz Jacques (UFS)   (5A)
09:40
Astrophysics (2) -Dr Alida Odendaal (University of the Free State) (until 10:40) (4B)
09:40 Correlation study of multi-wavelength transient emission of selected CRTS cataclysmic variables - Ms Helene Szegedi (University of the Free State)   (4B)
Supervisor Agreement
10:00 Getting WISE on Star Formation - Ms Tamlyn August (University of Cape Town)   (4B)
10:20 Investigating gamma-ray fluxes from globular clusters - Ms HAMBELELENI NDIYAVALA (NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY)   (4B)
Paper
Response to referee
09:40
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Dr Richard Harris (University of the Free State) (until 10:40) (LT1)
09:40 Room temperature CH4 gas sensor based on Au loaded ZnO nanorods: The effect of Au loading concentration on sensing properties. - Ms Katekani Shingange (CSIR and UFS)   (LT1)
10:00 Effect of Hydrochloric Acid on the Structure, Defect States and Gas Sensing Properties of TiO<sub>2</sub> Nanotubes by Hydrothermal Method - Mrs Zamaswazi Tshabalala (CSIR and UFS)   (LT1)
10:20 Sol-gel Synthesis and Characterization studies of Er<sup>3+</sup> doped TiO<sub>2</sub> nanoparticles - Mr Tsholo Talane (UNISA)   (LT1)
09:40
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (NMMU) (until 10:40) (4A)
09:40 CHPC WLCG Tier2 status, plans and user analysis. - Sean Murray (CHPC/UCT)   (4A)
Slides
10:00 The search for crystal undulator radiation - Dr Colleen Henning (St John's College, Houghton)   (4A)
10:20 CODE-RADE - Community Infrastructure for the Delivery of Physics Applications - Sean Murray (CHPC/UCT)   (4A)
Slides
09:40
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Ricky Smit (iThemba LABS) (until 10:40) (LT3)
09:40 Modelling of Radiological Risks from Gold Mine Tailings in Gauteng Province, South Africa - Mr Caspah Kamunda (North West University (Mafikeng))   (LT3)
10:00 Chemical contamination and radiological risk assessment of Richards Bay waters - Mr Felix Bitrus Masok (University of Johannesburg)   (LT3)
10:20 Modelling and measurements of cosmic-ray related muon-fluxes in the Huguenot Tunnel near Paarl (Western Cape, South Africa) - Mr Robert Rangmou Dawam (Stellenbosch University)   (LT3)
09:40
Photonics -Dr Melanie McLaren (University of Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (5C)
09:40 Hyper-entanglement for secure communication - Mr Isaac Nape (Structured Light Lab, School of Physics, University of Witwatersrand)   (5C)
10:00 Quantum transport with vector beams - Mr Bienvenu Ndagano (University of the Witwatersrand)   (5C)
10:20 A beam quality measure for vector beams - Ms Hend SROOR (University of The Witwatersrand)   (5C)
09:40
Physics Education -Mr Case Rijsdijk (SAAO (retd)) (until 10:40) (2B)
09:40 An overview of the University of the Western Cape Physics Department Physics for teachers’ program - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   (2B)
10:00 Teaching students problem solving with the ‘light bulb effect’ cognitive diagrammatic representation - Dr Claudia Albers (WITS university)   (2B)
10:20 Meeting the World’s Needs for 21st Century Science Instruction – a synthesis of research and best practice - Mr Peter Horszowski (PERT INDUSTRIALS)   (2B)
09:40
Space Science -Dr Rendani nndanganeni (South African Nation Space Agency) (until 10:40) (5B)
09:40 Near-Earth Object Avoidance Mitigation: Profiting One Rock at a Time - Dr Gordon MacLeod (HartRAO)   (5B)
10:00 Development of an integrated model and system to enable optimal efficiency of the HartRAO LLR system - Dr Roelf Botha (HartRAO)   (5B)
10:20 Tube assembly experiments for optimal temperature sensor placement on the HartRAO Lunar Laser Ranger telescope - Mr Philemon Tsela (University of Pretoria)   (5B)
09:40
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:40) (2A)
09:40 2HDM and the LHC - Mr Chuene Mosomane (University of Witwatersrand)   (2A)
10:00 Quasinormal modes for a spin-3/2 field in the Reissner-Nordstrom black hole background - Mr Xolane Ngcobo (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
Slides
10:20 Generalized Geometry and Hopf Twists - Mr Hector Dlamini (University of Pretoria)   (2A)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
11:10
Applied Physics (1) -Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (LT2)
11:10 Simple models for cytoskeleton - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   (LT2)
11:30 Division Meeting: APPLIED - Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU)   (LT2)
11:10
Astrophysics (1) -Dr Vanessa McBride (University of Cape Town &amp; SAAO) (until 12:10) (5A)
11:10 The long-term evolution of the helium nova V445 Puppis - Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town)   (5A)
11:30 Characterising new Be/X-ray binaries in the Large Magellanic Cloud - Ms Johanna van Jaarsveld (University of Cape Town)   (5A)
Slides
11:50 Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables in the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey - Ms Mokhine Motsoaledi (South African Astronomical Observatory)   (5A)
11:10
Astrophysics (2) -Dr David Buckley (Southern African Large Telescope) (until 12:10) (4B)
11:10 Astronomy for a Better World! - Mr Kevindran Govender (South African Astronomical Observatory)   (4B)
11:30 The Virtual Observatory Tools and its benefits - Dr Khadija EL Bouchefry (HartRAO)   (4B)
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Hendrik Swart (University of the Free State) (until 12:10) (LT1)
11:10 Formation of a Thin Film of AB compound Layer at a Low Irradiation Temperature under the Influence of Radiation Induced Interstitial. - Mr Samuel Akintunde (University of Pretoria)   (LT1)
11:50 Computational modelling of sulphides mineral (FeS<sub>2</sub>) - Dr Thabo Letsoalo (University of Limpopo)   (LT1)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) (until 12:10) (4A)
11:10 Test for traditional vibrational wisdom in 110,112Cd by two proton stripping - Mr Bongani Maqabuka (iThemba LABS/University of the Western Cape)   (4A)
11:30 Nuclear structure studies relevant to double beta decay of 136Xe - Bernadette Rebeiro (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)   (4A)
11:50 Resonances in odd-odd 182Ta - Mr Christiaan Brits (University of Stellenbosch)   (4A)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (LT3)
11:10 The Analysis of Zh in association with missing transverse momentum using the CxAOD Framework with the ATLAS detector - Mr Skhathisomusa Mthembu (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT3)
Slides
11:30 Constraints on new hypothetical particles in the Higgs sector using LHC Run 1 and 2 data - Mr Stefan von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT3)
11:50 Phase-II Upgrade of the ATLAS Inner Detector - Mr Guillermo Hamity (Honours Physics Student)   (LT3)
Slides
11:10
Photonics -Dr Angela Dudley (CSIR National Laser Centre) (until 12:10) (5C)
11:10 Towards quantum feedback measurements with trapped Yb+ ions - Dr Ncamiso Khanyile (Department of Physics, Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
11:30 NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: Trapped ions for new frontiers in precision measurement - Dr Hermann Uys (National Laser Centre, CSIR/Department of Physics, Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
11:10
Physics Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:00) (2B)
11:10 Student understanding of vectors - Mr Ignatius John (CPUT) Mr Martin Kudinha (CPUT)   (2B)
11:30 Is the Abstract/Concrete Distinction a Useful Tool in Physics Education Research? - Mr Philip Southey (UCT)   (2B)
11:50 Student difficulties with DC circuits: misconceptions or sense-making? - Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)   (2B)
12:10 Division Meeting: EDU - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
11:10
Space Science -Dr Zolile Mtumela (South African National Space Agency (SANSA)) Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency) (until 12:10) ()
11:10 Beam-driven slow and fast electron-acoustic solitons in three-electron temperature space plasmas - Mr Lifa Nicholas Mbuli (SANSA/University of the Western Cape(UWC))   ()
11:30 AfriSprite campaign 2015/16 - Mr Stanislaus Nnadih (SpaceLab, Electrical Engineering Department)   ()
11:50 Automated Scheduling for a robotic astronomical telescope - Mr Deneys Maartens (SALT)   ()
11:10
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Dr William Horowitz (University of Cape Town) (until 12:10) (2A)
11:10 Exact Magnon Dynamics - Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
11:30 Anomalous Dimensions of Heavy Operators from Magnon Energies - Mr Nirina Maurice Hasina Tahiridimbisoa (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
11:50 Interacting Double Coset Magnons - Mr Augustine Larweh Mahu (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
08:40
PLENARY (until 09:40) ()
08:40 PLENARY: Strongly Interacting Matter at High Energy Density - Dr Larry McLerran (Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York)   ()
09:40
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Ncamiso Khanyile (Sun.ac.za) (until 10:40) ()
09:40 Activated carbon derived from tree bark biomass for high performance electrochemical capacitors - Dr Damilola Momodu (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)   ()
10:00 Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide in South Africa - Mr Azwitamisi Mudau (Natural Resources and the Environment)   ()
10:20 Dose perturbation effects of unilateral Ti prosthesis in the dosimetry of 6 MV photon beam - Dr Nicholas Ade (Medical Physics Department, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein)   ()
09:40
Astrophysics (1) -Dr David Buckley (Southern African Large Telescope) (until 10:40) (5A)
09:40 A comparative timing and spectral analysis of <i>Suzaku</i> X-ray data of the nova-like variable system AE Aquarii. - Dr Hendrik Jacobus van Heerden (University of the Free State)   (5A)
Reply to referee
10:00 The contribution of photons from the circumstellar disc to gamma-gamma absorption in PSR B1259-63 - Dr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State)   (5A)
10:20 Low mass supermassive blackholes of quasars and the low frequency radio luminosity correlation. - Mr Zolile Mguda (UCT Dept of Astronomy. UCT Astronomy, Cosmology and Gravity Center.)   (5A)
09:40
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University) (until 10:40) (LT1)
09:40 Exceptionally Crystalline TiO2 Mesocrystals with Enhanced Light Harvesting Characteristics for solar energy conversion - Dr Aiat Hegazy (National Research Centre)   (LT1)
10:00 Structural and luminescence properties of sol-gel derived BaMg2Al6Si9O30: Eu2+nanophosphors - Dr Ashwini Kumar (University of the Free State)   (LT1)
10:20 NIR quantum-cutting OF Pr3+ and Yb3+ Codoped Fluoride crystal - Dr Mubarak Yagoub (University of the Free State)   (LT1)
09:40
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Dr Ezekiel Omotoso (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa) (until 10:40) (4B)
09:40 Effect of Annealing Temperature on Optical and Electrical Properties of ZnO Thin Films Synthesized by Sol-Gel Method - Mr Trilok Trilok Kumar Pathak (Gurukula Kangri University, Haaridwar, India)   (4B)
10:00 Thermal effects on the plasmonic properties of Ag embedded glass based metamaterials - Dr Promod Kumar (University of the Free State)   (4B)
09:40
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Thomas Leadbeater (University of Cape Town) (until 10:40) (LT3)
09:40 BAGEL: the HPGe clovers array at K600 spectrometer - Dr Luna Pellegri (University of Witwatersrand and iThemba LABs)   (LT3)
10:00 Fine structure of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance of neutron-rich calcium isotopes using the (p‚p′) reaction at zero-degrees - Dr Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.)   (LT3)
10:20 Observation of K-splitting in the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance within the neodymium isotope chain using high energy-resolution inelastic proton scattering - Prof. John Carter (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT3)
09:40
Photonics -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) Dr Melanie McLaren (University of Witwatersrand) Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre)) (until 10:40) (5C)
09:40 Modelling of a 2 micron cladding-pumped cw Tm-doped silica fibre laser - Dr Lorinda Wu (CSIR-NLC)   (5C)
10:00 Development of high-power and high-energy solid-state lasers and amplifiers - Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre))   (5C)
10:20 14 W Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillator based on Zinc Germanium Phosphate - Dr Wayne Koen (CSIR National Laser Centre)   (5C)
09:40
Physics Education -Dr Dale Taylor (UCT) (until 10:40) (2B)
09:40 Analysis of Electric Circuits using MATLAB and Simulink - Mr Felix Ero (Lead City University)   (2B)
10:00 Tests that promote physics learning - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   (2B)
09:40
Space Science -Dr John Bosco Habarulema (SANSA) (until 10:40) (5B)
09:40
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Dr William Horowitz (University of Cape Town) (until 10:40) (2A)
09:40 NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: Nonequilibrium processes and their fluctuations - Prof. Hugo Touchette (National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) Stellenbosch)   (2A)
10:20 Dynamics and thermodynamics of open quantum Brownian motion - Dr Ilya Sinayskiy (School of Physics and NITheP, University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (2A)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
11:10
Applied Physics (1) -Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) (until 12:10) (LT2)
11:10 NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: Photonics Prototyping Facility - Dr Darryl Naidoo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)   (LT2)
11:50 Effect of atmospheric turbulence on entangled photon field generated by partially coherent pump beam - Dr Stuti Joshi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa)   (LT2)
11:10
Astrophysics (1) -Dr Tana Joseph (UCT) (until 12:10) (5A)
11:10 Spatially-Dependent Modelling of Pulsar Wind Nebulae - Mr Carlo van Rensburg (North-West University)   (5A)
11:30 Discovery of the First White Dwarf Pulsar - Dr David Buckley (SAAO)   (5A)
11:50 Investigating the hot gas in active Brightest Cluster Galaxies - Dr ANDO RATSIMBAZAFY (North-West University)   (5A)
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Shunmugam Ramsamy Naidoo (Wits University) (until 12:10) (LT1)
11:10 Spectroscopic investigation of Tm3+ containing Lithium borate glasses - Dr Durgaprasad Ramteke (Department of Physics, University of the Free State)   (LT1)
11:30 Ferromagnetism in magnetic 4f-systems - Dr Volkmar Nolting (Vaal University of Technology)   (LT1)
11:50 Effect of calcination on structural and magnetic properties of nickel chromite - Dr Pankaj Mohanty (University of Johannesburg)   (LT1)
Paper
Reviewer List
11:10
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Dr Promod Promod Thakur (Department of Physics , University of The Free State, Bloemfontein,South Africa,9300) (until 12:10) (4B)
11:10 Dynamics of several ultra-cold particles in a double-well potential - Dr Tomasz Sowinski (Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences)   (4B)
11:30 Internal quantum efficiency and energy transfer processes in Ce3+ co-doped ZrO2: Eu3+ nanorods - Dr Iorkyaa Ahemen (University of the Free State-Qwaqwa Campus)   (4B)
Paper
11:50 Effect of thermal annealing on the electrical characteristics of Au/Ni Schottky contacts on high doped n-type 4H-SiC - Dr Ezekiel Omotoso (University of Pretoria)   (4B)
11:10
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (iThemba LABS) (until 12:10) (LT3)
11:10 Search for chirality in 192Tl - Dr Joram Ndayishimye (iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
11:30 Identification of chiral pairs in multiple chiral bands associated with the same nucleon configuration - Dr OBED SHIRINDA (iThemba LABS, University of Stellenbosch)   (LT3)
11:50 The design and simulation of a new experimental set up for measuring short nuclear level lifetimes. - Mr Bhivek Singh (University of the Western Cape)   (LT3)
11:10
Photonics -Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre)) Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) Dr Melanie McLaren (University of Witwatersrand) Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 12:10) (5C)
11:10 Holographic toolkit for optical communication beyond orbital angular momentum - Dr Carmelo Rosales-Guzman (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)   (5C)
11:30 Orthonormal polynomials for centred non-uniform rotationally symmetric pupils - Dr Cosmas Mafusire (University of Pretoria)   (5C)
11:10
Physics Education -Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (2B)
11:10 Teaching problem-solving by means of shoestring experiments - Prof. Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (2B)
11:30 Operating the New Naval Hill Planetarium - An innovative and entrepreneurial approach - Prof. Matthiam Hoffman (Full member)   (2B)
11:50 The metacurriculum of first year physics service courses - Dr Dale Taylor (UCT)   (2B)
11:10
Space Science -Dr John Bosco Habarulema (SANSA) (until 12:10) (5B)
11:10 SILVER MEDALLIST LECTURE: 3D Models of Stellar Wind Interactions - Dr Shazrene Mohamed (SAAO)   (5B)
11:50 Solar Total Irradiance Behaviour during Cycle 23-24 - Dr Pieter Kotze (SANSA)   (5B)
11:10
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta (University of Venda) (until 12:10) (2A)
11:10 Computational study of TIO2 Brookite (1 0 0) surface doped with Ruthenium for application in dye sensitised solar cells - Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta (University of Venda)   (2A)
11:30 Modeling of the Debye Temperature, Melting Entropy and Enthalpy of Nanomaterials - Dr Madan Singh (National University of Lesotho)   (2A)
11:50 Reduction of noise in CSDG MOSFET with HfO2 - Prof. VIRANJAY M. SRIVASTAVA (Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban)   (2A)
PM
13:00 --- Lunch Break ---
14:00
Physics Education (until 16:00) (2B)
14:00 Computational Physics Workshop - Prof. Rhett Allain   (2B)
15:00 Stories of Women in Physics - Prof. David Wolfe   (2B)
14:00
Winter School: The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules (until 16:00) (LT3)
14:00 Structure and Affinity of Protein Complexes in Infectious Diseases - Prof. Wolf-Dieter Schubert (University of the Western Cape)   (LT3)
14:40 Studying large (>400 kDa) macromolecular complexes - Dr Jeremy Woodward (University of Cape Town)   (LT3)
15:20 An Experimental Physicist’s view of Enzyme Reaction Mechanisms - Prof. Bryan Trevor Sewell (University of Cape Town)   (LT3)
16:00 --- Coffee Break ---
17:30
Opening Ceremony (until 19:00) ()
12:10
PLENARY (until 13:10) ()
12:10 PLENARY: Women and diversity in Physics - Prof. Pauline Gagnon (CERN)   ()
13:10 --- Lunch Break ---
14:00
Applied Physics (1) -Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (LT2)
14:00 The relationship between solar irradiance and cloud cover in Durban. - Mr Elison Ganya (UKZN)   (LT2)
14:20 Study of the performance of a Cadmium Telluride photovoltaic system - Ms Petja Dobreva (NMMU)   (LT2)
14:40 Application of Ag nanocubes for efficiency enhancement in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices - Mr Lesias Kotane (Wits University)   (LT2)
15:00 Synthesis and characterization of Titanium dioxide nanotubes using electrochemical anodization system for solar cell application. - Mr Mpheleki Lupiwana (1Fort Hare Institute of Technology (FHIT), University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, Republic of South Africa. 2Chemistry department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, Republic of South Africa.)   (LT2)
15:20 Characterisation of the optical thermometry properties of a phosphor material - Mr Lucas Erasmus (University of the Free State)   (LT2)
14:00
Astrophysics (1) -Prof. Michael Feast (SAAO/UCT) (until 15:40) (5A)
14:00 Simulations of systematic effects for 21-cm observations - Mrs Chuneeta Devi Nunhokee (Rhodes University)   (5A)
14:20 Survey of Southern Local Group Dwarf Galaxies. - Ms BRENDA NAMUMBA (UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN)   (5A)
14:40 Galaxy Dynamics and Star Formation in the Inner Regions of SINGG Galaxies. - Mr Moses Mogotsi (UCT)   (5A)
15:00 Division Meeting: Astrophysics and Space Science - Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency) Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)   (5A)
14:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State) (until 15:40) (LT1)
14:00 Interactions of xanthates and dithiophosphate on (110) nickel-rich pentlandite (Fe<sub>4</sub>Ni<sub>5</sub>S<sub>8</sub>) mineral surface - Mr Peace Mkhonto (Materials Modelling Centre, School of Physical and Mineral Sciences, University of Limpopo, Private Bag x1106, Sovenga, 0727)   (LT1)
14:20 Colloidal InSe nanostructures: effect of morphology on their chemical sensitivity to methanol and formaldehyde fumes - Ms Mildred Airo (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT1)
14:40 Combustion synthesis and characterization of Eu3+ doped Ba5(PO4)3OH phosphors - Ms Puseletso Pricilla Mokoena (University of the Free State)   (LT1)
15:00 Structural and optical properties of Holmium doped α-Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> nanoparticles - Ms Langutani Mathevula (Department of Physics, University of South Africa, P. O. Box 392, 0003, south Africa)   (LT1)
15:20 The SCC-DFTB study of H<sub>2</sub>O interaction with TiO<sub>2</sub> supported Pd catalyst - Ms Moyahabo Hellen Chuma (University of Limpopo)   (LT1)
14:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Prof. André Venter (NMMU) (until 16:00) (4B)
14:00 Atomistic simulations studies on the structural change in Li<sub>x</sub>TiO<sub>2</sub> (x: 2.82, 3.76, 6, 57) at high temperatures for energy storage in Lithium-ion Battery Applications. - Ms B.N Rikhotso (University of Limpopo)   (4B)
14:20 Understanding proton induced radiation damage in plastic scintillators using electron paramagnetic resonance and DFT modelling - Mr Chad Pelwan (University of Witwatersrand)   (4B)
15:00 The photocatalytic degradation study of Rhodamine B using zinc oxide as an alternative catalyst to titanium dioxide - Mr Siyabonga Nkabinde (University of the Witwatersrand)   (4B)
15:20 Boundary Current Response in Ba<sub>0.34</sub>K<sub>0.64</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>As<sub>2</sub> Single Crystals Probed by Non-Resonant Microwave Absorption. - Ms Tshiwela Caroline Ramashitja (University of South Africa)   (4B)
14:00
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Prof. Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) (until 15:40) (LT3)
14:00 Determining the spectroscopic quadrupole moment Q<sub>s</sub> of the first 2<sup>+</sup> state in <sup>40</sup>Ar - Mr Makabata Jeremia Mokgolobotho (UWC)   (LT3)
14:20 Searching for the low-energy enhancement in <sup>91</sup>Zr - Mr Bonginkosi Richard Zikhali (University of Zululand)   (LT3)
14:40 Division Meeting: NPRP - Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng))   (LT3)
14:00
Photonics -Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (5C)
14:00 Ultrafast mapping of structural changes in organic radical salts - Mr A. Bart Smit (Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
14:20 Supercontinuum Generation in Highly Birefringent Photonic Crystal Fibers - Mr James Jena (National University of Science and Technology)   (5C)
14:40 PIRANA, an all optical time-domain ptychographic pulse characterisation method - Mr Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg (University of Stellenbosch)   (5C)
15:00 Supercontinuum characterisation and compression - Mr Ruan Viljoen (Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
15:20 Investigating the optical properties of ANDi-PCFs for nonlinear imaging application - Mr George Okyere Dwapanyin (Stellenbosch University)   (5C)
14:00
Physics Education -Dr Colleen Henning (St John's College, Houghton) (until 15:40) (2B)
14:00 The Need for a Physics Olympiad - Mr Case Rijsdijk (ASSA/SAIP)   (2B)
14:20 Problem Solving - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (2B)
15:00 Newton's Laws - Mr Case Rijsdijk (SAAO (retd))   (2B)
14:00
Space Science -Dr Maharaj Shimul (South African National Space Agency) (until 15:40) (5B)
14:00 Quiet time enhancements over African latitudes - Ms Nicola Orford (SANSA)   (5B)
14:20 Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to determine velocities of TIDs over South Africa - Mr Fiso Mahlangu (South African National Space Agency)   (5B)
14:40 A comparison of measured TEC data with the IRI2011 and NeQuick 2 model results over the transition regions from low to mid-latitudes - Dr Patrick Sibanda (University of Zambia)   (5B)
15:00 Division Meeting: Astrophysics and Space Science - Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency) Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)   (5B)
14:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (4A)
14:00 Lattice thermal conductivity properties of three binary type- I Sn clathrates from Density Functional Theory - Mr Peter Egbele (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)   (4A)
14:20 First Principle Investigation of Structural, Thermodynamic, Electronic and Elastic Properties of Ru-Cr-Z Ternary Alloys - Mr BHILA MNISI (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA)   (4A)
14:40 Electronic structure and bandgap of gamma-Al2O3:Ce compound using LDA+U exchange potential - Ms Winfred Mueni Mulwa (University of the Free State)   (4A)
15:00 Computational study of TiO<sub>2</sub> polymorphs as an anode material for energy storage devices - Mr Mulatedzi Gandamipfa (University of Limpopo)   (4A)
15:20 Determining resonance parameter from experimental cross-sections of Coulomb scattering. - Mr Paul Vaandrager (University of Pretoria)   (4A)
14:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:40) (2A)
14:00 Non-reversal Open Quantum Walks - Mr Hazmatally Goolam Hossen (UKZN)   (2A)
14:20 Digital simulation of many-body non-Markovian dynamics - Ryan Sweke (Ukzn)   (2A)
14:40 Quantum channel tomography with classical light - Mr Bienvenu Ndagano (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
15:00 Beyond &frac12;-BPS: Symmetry Generators in <i>su(2)</i> and <i>su(3)</i> - Ms Laila Tribelhorn (Student)   (2A)
15:20 Wilson Lines and Color-Neutral Operators in the Color Glass Condensate - Mrs Judith Zeilinger (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
16:10
Poster Session (1) -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 18:00) ()
16:10 Ab − initio study of transition metals impurities and stability of complexes in Ge. - Mr Emmanuel Igumbor (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Application of uniaxial stress with Laplace DLTS as a structure sensitive characterization technique. - Mr Kian Ostvar (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Astronomy for Teachers Update: Teaching the Strand Planet Earth and Beyond in Primary School Natural Science - Prof. Lerothodi Leeuw (University of South Africa)   ()
16:10 Beneficial effects of Cobalt on ZrNb alloy using density functional theory and virtual crystal approximation. - Mr Magoja Martinus Malebati (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Blue-yellow luminescence of Eu-doped CaSnO3 nanopowders synthesized by the sol-gel autocombustion process - Prof. F. Birhanu Dejene (UFS) Dr Moges Tsega Yihunie (University of the Free State (qwaqwa campus))   ()
notes
16:10 Ce<sub>1-x</sub>La<sub>x</sub>Cu<sub>4</sub>Al as a case study for the investigation of Ce 4<i>f</i> wave function evolution from a coherent to a local Kondo effect - Dr Emanuela Carleschi (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa)   ()
16:10 Characterisation of the optical properties of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) for use in the enhancement of the performance of an organic photovoltaic (OPV) device. - Dr Joseph Kirui (University of Venda) Mr Kenneth Baloyi (University of Venda) Mr Lordwell Jhamba (University of Venda)   ()
16:10 Characterization of Complex Spinel LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> Nanosheet Simulated via Armorphization and Recrystalization Technique - Ms Raesibe Sylvia Ledwaba (Physics)   ()
16:10 Commissioning of a Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system for III-V semiconductor growth - Prof. Chris Theron (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Computer simulation studies of spinel LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> surfaces - Mr David Magolego Tshwane (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Crystal orientation of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector - Mr Sive Noncolela (UWC)   ()
16:10 Density functional theory study of PtS surfaces - Ms Mamogo Masenya (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Density Functional Theory study of stability of rutile MnO<sub>2</sub>, VO<sub>2</sub> and TiO<sub>2</sub> - Ms Khomotso Maenetja (University Of Limpopo (MMC))   ()
16:10 Determination of spectroscopic quadrupole moment of the first excited state in 32S. - Mr Lihleli Mavela (University of he western Cape)   ()
16:10 Development of Metal-flux based Crystal-growth Facility - Ms Buyi Sondezi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Disentangling second-order effects in Coulomb Excitation Theory: (Reorientation and Nuclear Polarizability Effects) - Mr Elijah Akakpo (University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 Down-conversion process in Dy3+, Yb3+ co-doped TiO2 nanophosphor powder - Mr Mpho S Mokoena (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Effect of annealing temperature on LiMn2O4 nanostructures prepared by chemical bath method - Mr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))   ()
16:10 Effect of annealing temperature on the structure, morphology and optical properties of Sm<sup>3+</sup> doped lanthanum phosphovanadate - Dr Kamohelo George Tshabalala (University of The Free State)   ()
16:10 Effect of different synthesis methods on structure, morphology and magnetic properties of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles - Dr Nadir Osman (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
16:10 Effect of Eu3+ ion concentration on phase transition, site symmetry and quantum efficiency of ZrO2 nanocrystal rods - Dr Iorkyaa Ahemen (University of the Free State-Qwaqwa Campus, Private Bag X13, Phuthaditjhaba, 9866, South Africa)   ()
16:10 Effect of pressure on the nanostructured of TiO2 during recrystallisation - Mr Tshegofatso Michael Phaahla (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Effect of refluxing growth time on structural, optical and luminescence properties of zinc telluride Quantum dots - Ms Sharon Kiprotich (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Effects of doping ratio on structural, luminescence and transmittance properties of Ga–Doped ZnO nanoparticles by precipitation reflux method - Mr Jatani Ungula (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Effects of precursor concentration on morphological, structure and optical properties of TiO2 synthesised via sol-gel method - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Enhanced photoluminescence emission from Dy <sup>3+</sup> and Tb<sup>3+</sup> activated lanthanum phosphovanadate - Mr Selepe Joel Motloung (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Estimation of non-prompt fake muon background in scattering of two massive vector bosons (VBS), W W → W W . - Mr Lucas McConnell (University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 Estimation of the fake rate background in same sign W<sup>+mn</sup>W<sup>+mn</sup> production at the LHC with ATLAS Detector - Ms Xolisile Thusini (University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 Evaluation of Fission Energy Deposition in the SAFARI-I Nuclear Reactor - Mrs Linina Jurbandam (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Feasibility Study of Electron Source Production at iThemba LABS - Ms Tebogo Lorraine (physics hons)   ()
16:10 Fine structure of the Isoscalar Giant Monopole Resonance in <sup>208</sup>Pb, <sup>90</sup>Zr, <sup>58</sup>Ni and <sup>40</sup>Ca using medium energy Alpha-particle Scattering at Zero Degree - Mr Nolan Botha (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 First-principle study of Ti<sub>50-x</sub>Pt<sub>50</sub>Zr<sub>x</sub> High temperature shape memory alloys - Mr Mordecai Mashamaite (Materials Modeling Centre)   ()
16:10 Growth and characterization of RuO<sub>2</sub> thin films nanostructures - Ms Nelisiwe Chonco (University of Zululand)   ()
16:10 High energy electron irradiation influence on the Schottky barrier hieght and the Richardson constant on Pd/ZnO Schottky barrier diodes - Mr Meehleketo Advice Mayimele (university of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 High temperature and phase transformation studies of Pt<sub>3</sub>Al compounds - Ms CHRESTINAH MKHONTO (SAIP MEMBERSHIP)   ()
16:10 Identification of a third stable state associated with E3 center in GaAs. - Ms Fatemeh Taghizadeh (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Influence of Hexamethylenetetramine on the Low Temperature Chemical Bath Deposited ZnO Nanorods - Mr Benard Saamwel Mwankemwa (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Interplay of antiferromagnetic and Kondo effect in Ce<sub>8</sub>Pd<sub>24</sub>Al - Mr Aiman Bashir (University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 Investigating the Gamma-Ray Strength Function in 74Ge using the Ratio Method - Mr Khanyisa Sowazi (University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 Iron (III) Oxide Nanostructured Thin Films Based Selective Solar Absorber for Concentrating Solar Power Application - Mr Mduduzi Mbongo (University of South Africa)   ()
16:10 Magnetic and Kondo behaviour in Ce8Pd24(Al1-xSnx) - Prof. Moise Bertin Tchoula Tchokonte (Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 Magnetic properties of Cr +2.9 at.% Al thin films - Ms patience mudau (University of Johannesbug)   ()
16:10 Measurement of the first &frac12;<sup>+</sup> state in <sup>9</sup>B<sup>*</sup> - Mr ndinannyi justice mukwevho (university of the western cape)   ()
16:10 Measurement of the surface potential of AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy - Mr Christian Kameni Boumenou (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
16:10 Microwave-assisted method derived ZnO nanostructures with various morphologies: Effect of pH on PL, magnetic and sensing properties. - Ms Katekani Shingange (CSIR and UFS)   ()
16:10 Molecular dynamics simulations of the interactions between water molecules and sulphide nanoparticles - Dr Mofuti Mehlape (University Of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Molecular dynamics studies of Lithium intercalation into amorphous structure of Titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) nanoparticle - Dr Malili Matshaba (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Neutron irradiation and damage assessment of plastic scintillators of the TILECAL section of the ATLAS detector. - Ms Joyful Mdhluli (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Novel method to make a calibrated thoron source - Mr Elmughera Elhag (University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 Optimisation of spin-coating parameters for fabrication of thin film polyaniline-based nuclear radiation sensors - Mr Jimmy Mokoean (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Optimizing the 90 degree scattering setup for determining the coordinates of the interaction points inside the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector. - Mr Jayson Easton (iThemba LABS)   ()
16:10 Orientation of the Ge Crystals of the iThemba LABS Segmented Clover Detector - Dr Tshepo Dinoko (iThemba LABS)   ()
16:10 Particle and gamma decay studies: an update on the K600 - Dr Retief Neveling (iThemba LABS)   ()
16:10 Phase Stability Study of Nickel Doped Spinel LiMn<sub>2</sub> O<sub>4</sub> Using Cluster Expansion Method - Mr kemeridge Tumelo Malatji (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Physics of the artisanal mining of sandstones in a rural community - Prof. Mulaba-Bafubiandi Antoine F. (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Pick-off annihilation of delocalized positronium in BaF2 at elevated temperatures - Thulani Jili (University of Zululand)   ()
16:10 Precise visualisation of dispersive low-energy features in ARPES spectra - Ms Chani van Niekerk (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa)   ()
16:10 Preparation of organically modified Vermiculite and calculation of intercalation energies of polymers into both unmodified and organically modified Vermiculite - Mr Michael Feredi Phala (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Problems with the calculation of the refractive index of In<sub>x</sub>Ga<sub>1-x</sub>As - Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (Centre for HRTEM, NMMU)   ()
16:10 Pulsed laser deposited KY3F10:Ho3+ phosphor thin films - Mr Nebiyu Debelo (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Role of swift heavy ion irradiation on structural and magnetic properties of Ti<sub>0.95</sub>Co<sub>0.05</sub>O<sub>2-δ</sub> epitaxial thin films - Dr PANKAJ MOHANTY (University of Johanneburg)   ()
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Reviewer List
16:10 Self-efficacy beliefs of physical science teachers - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Simulating Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Oscillations in different Electric Fields. - Dr Richard Harris (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Sol-gel synthesis of Zn<sub>2</sub>SiO<sub>4</sub>:Mn<sup>2+</sup> phosphors and the effect of rare-earth ions co-doping on their photoluminescence - Dr Pontsho Sylvia Mbule (University of South Africa)   ()
16:10 Spectroscopic investigation of charge and energy transfer in P3HT/GO nanocomposites - Mr Fokotsa Molefe (UNISA)   ()
16:10 spectroscopy of proton unbound states in 32Cl for nuclear structure and astrophysical studies. - Mr mohamed kamil (university of western cape)   ()
16:10 Structural prediction of β-MnO2 nanoclusters using global search techniques - Mr Phala Masoga (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Structure and luminescence of sol-gel spin coated ZnO films - Mr Emad Hasabeldaim (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Surface Brillouin scattering studies of VC thin films deposited on SiC - Mr Kudakwashe Jakata (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles and their functionalization using dodecanethiol - Mr Ndivhuwo Shumbula (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Synthesize and characterisation of optical properties of a down-converting Y<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> phosphor co-doped with Bi<sup>3+</sup> and Yb<sup>3+</sup>. - Mr Edward Lee (University of the Free State)   ()
notes
16:10 The &frac12; --> &frac12; branch in <sup>19</sup>Ne &beta; -decay - Ms Phumzile Zandile Mabika (University of Zululand)   ()
16:10 The Bottom-up synthesis and characterization of molybdenum dichalcogenide nanomaterials for applications in supercapacitors - Mr Zakhele Ndala (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 The Effect of Annealing Temperature on the Sensitivity and Selectivity of TiO<sub>2</sub> base Gas Sensors - Ms Zamaswazi Tshabalala (CSIR and UFS)   ()
16:10 The effects of Cd2+ concentration on the structure, optical and luminescence properties of MgAl2O4:x% Cd2+ nanophosphor prepared by sol-gel method - Dr Setumo Victor Motloung (Sefako Makgatho Health Science University)   ()
16:10 The Spectroscopy of <sup>162</sup>Hf at Low and High Spins - Ms Nontobeko Khumalo (University Of the Western Cape/iThemba LABS)   ()
16:10 Thermal stability of titanium Schottky contacts and defects introduced in epitaxial p-Si - Ms Helga Tariro Danga (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Thermoluminescence investigation of Sm<sup>3+</sup> activated NaSrBO<sub>3</sub> phosphors for gamma dosimetry. - Dr Ankush Kumar Bedyal (Department of Physics, University of Free State)   ()
16:10 University physics students’ perceptions of teaching methods - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 University science students’ self-efficacy – A case of physics learning - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 van Hove singularities in Sr<sub>3</sub>Ru<sub>2</sub>O<sub>7</sub> - Ms Jessica Tsuen (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Zig zag of quadrupole shapes in sd-shell - Mr Kenzo Abrahams (The University of the Western Cape)   ()
12:10
PLENARY (until 13:10) ()
12:10 PLENARY: New trends in strongly correlated materials - Prof. Silke BÜHLER-PASCHEN (Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology)   ()
13:10 --- Lunch Break (WiPiSA event) ---
14:00
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 15:40) (4B)
14:00 ESKOM, Irradiance and Sunny Skies - the physics of solar irradiance in South African conditions - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (4B)
14:20 Solar power prediction model using quantum machine learning algorithm - Mr Makhamisa Senekane (Quantum Research Group, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa)   (4B)
14:40 Effect of Solar tracking on a PV system operating in the CSIR (South Africa) - Dr Kittessa Roro (Energy Center - CSIR)   (4B)
15:00 The study of organic photovoltaics with Illumination intensity - Dr Kamalakannan Ranganathan (University of the Witwatersrand)   (4B)
15:20 Electrical design of and reticulation to solar energy triggered microwave single mode system for sandstones processing: A feasibility study - Mr Tshilidzi Marwala (University of Johannesburg)   (4B)
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14:00
Applied Physics (2) -Dr Aletta Karsten (NMISA) (until 15:40) (LT2)
14:00 Primary liquid scintillation radioactivity measurement capabilities of NMISA - Mr Milton van Rooy (Stellenbosch University)   (LT2)
14:20 Secondary standard instrumentation used at NMISA for radioactivity measurement - Mrs Joline Lubbe (NMISA)   (LT2)
14:40 Comparison of low frequency accelerometer measurement results obtained from three different laboratories. - Mr Vumile Tyalimpi (NMISA)   (LT2)
15:00 Accurate Volume Measurements of Irregular Objects at NMISA - Mr Bongani Ndlovu (NMISA)   (LT2)
14:00
Astrophysics (1) -Prof. Patricia Whitelock (SAAO and UCT) (until 15:40) (5A)
14:00 NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: The gravitational wave event GW150914 - Prof. Nigel Bishop (Rhodes University)   (5A)
14:40 Irrotational-fluid cosmologies in fourth-order gravity - Ms Maye Elmardi (UCT)   (5A)
15:00 The Shear-Free Perfect Fluid Conjecture in General Relativity: Progress - Mr Muzikayise Sikhonde (UCT)   (5A)
15:20 Constraining Lorentz Invariance violation using directional correlations of Gamma-Ray Bursts with IceCube cosmic neutrinos - Dr REETANJALI MOHARANA (University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park-2006)   (5A)
14:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Prof. Craig Comrie (iThemba LABS) (until 15:40) (LT1)
14:00 Modelling of Pyrite (FeS<sub>2</sub>) surfaces and adsorption of dithiophosphate (DTP) onto pyrite surface. - Mr Masilu Godfrey Mulaudzi (University of Limpopo)   (LT1)
14:20 A study into the rate of photo-bleaching undergone by radiation damaged plastic scintillators - Ms Harshna Jivan (University of the Witwatersrand)   (LT1)
14:40 Investigation of Luminescence Properties of Dy3+ Doped different Alkaline based White-light emitting Phosphors - Dr Balakrishna Avula (University of The Free State)   (LT1)
15:00 Division Meeting: DPCMM - Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU)   (LT1)
14:00
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Dr Paul Papka (University of Stellenbsoch) (until 15:40) (LT3)
14:00 Upgrades to the iThemba LABS quasi mono-energetic neutron beam facility - Dr Frederick David Smit (iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
14:20 Radiation Shielding Calculation using FLUKA transport code for Radioactive-ion Beams Facility at iThemba LABS. - Mr Nkanyiso R. Mantengu (University of Zululand /iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
14:40 Measurements of gamma-ray production cross sections of proton beam at energies of 80-125 MeV with calcium target. - Mr AYANDA KUNYANA (UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND)   (LT3)
15:00 Measuring prompt gamma cross-section data for Carbon target using AFRODITE clover detectors - Ms VIJITHA RAMANATHAN (University of Cape Town)   (LT3)
15:20 Cross Section Measurements for Neutron Induced Reactions on Bi Target using Quasi Mono-Energetic Neutron Beams of 90 and 140 MeV Energies. - Ms Thobeka Lamula (University of Zululand)   (LT3)
14:00
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (2) -Dr Tom Dietel (University of Cape Town) (until 15:40) (4A)
14:00 Measurements of W-boson production in p-Pb collisions with ALICE at the LHC - Mr KGOTLAESELE JOHNSON SENOSI (University of Cape Town/iThemba LABS)   (4A)
14:40 Heavy quark production at forward rapidity with ALICE at the LHC - Ms Nomvelo Dindikazi (University Of Zululand)   (4A)
15:00 ALICE MUON software upgrade for RUN3 - Sean Murray (CHPC/UCT)   (4A)
15:20 Neutral meson and direct photon measurement with ALICE - Andile Whitehead (University of Cape Town)   (4A)
14:00
Photonics -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (5C)
14:00 Development of a free space, LED illuminated Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography setup - Mr Nyasha Suliali (National University of Science & Technology)   (5C)
14:20 Experimental characterization of a metamaterial optical polarizer in the quantum regime. - Mr Solomon A. Uriri (Center for Quantum Technology, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4000, Durban, South Africa)   (5C)
14:40 Single-photon probing of plasmonic waveguides - Mr Jason Francis (UKZN)   (5C)
15:00 Division Meeting: Photonics - Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch)   (5C)
14:00
Physics Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (2B)
14:00 Dale Taylor - Dr Dale Taylor (UCT)   (2B)
14:20 ISLE - Prof. Eugenia Etkina   (2B)
14:00
Space Science -Dr Olakunle Ogunjobi (NWU) Dr Pierre Cilliers (SANSA Space Science) (until 15:40) (5B)
14:00 Cosmic ray ground level enhancments: Power of pulse shape - Dr Olakunle Ogunjobi (Centre for Space Research, North-West University)   (5B)
14:20 The total solar modulation of low energy electrons in the heliosphere - Dr Rendani nndanganeni (South African Nation Space Agency)   (5B)
14:40 TEC modelling over the African sector during geomagnetic storms - Mr Jean Claude Uwamahoro (SANSA Space Science, Rhodes University)   (5B)
15:00 Analysis of ionospheric response to great geomagnetic storms during solar cycle 23 - Mrs Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba (SANSA Space Science)   (5B)
15:20 Thermospheric neutral density observations by radar - Prof. Michael Kosch (SANSA)   (5B)
14:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (2A)
14:00 Strings with Finite Endpoint Mass - Dr William Horowitz (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
14:40 Division Meeting: TCP - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   (2A)
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
16:10
Poster Session (2) -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) Dr John Bosco Habarulema (South African National Space Agency) Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 18:00) ()
16:10 A comparison of neutron energy distributions unfolding codes used with a NE213 detector - Dr Mark Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   ()
16:10 A genetic algorithm approach to enhancing the performance of a PET detector array - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 A high speed OCT system developed at the CSIR National Laser Centre - Mr Ameeth Sharma (CSIR National Laser Centre)   ()
16:10 A review on the benefits of Biogas Technology from the Renewable Energy, Environment and Agronomy perspectives - Prof. SAMPSON MAMPHWELI (INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)   ()
16:10 Advantages of Free Space Optics over Optical Fibre for Clock Tone Distribution in a 2.5 GHz Transmission Link - Mr Kagiso J Leburu (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
16:10 Africhino Quasi-Computer - Mr Kreason Aaron Naidoo (University of KwaZulu-Natal) Ms Nonky Ramohoeba (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
16:10 Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater: PID Controller Based Control System and Optimal Energy Management - Mr YO NGOUA Nana (University of Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   ()
16:10 An ab initio density functional theory study of structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of Niobium diphosphide (NbP2 ) - Mr Elkana Rugut (Elkana Rugut University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.)   ()
16:10 Analysis of the rich optical iron-line spectrum of the x-ray variable I Zw 1 AGN 1H0707-495 - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Analytical Results for the Tsallis Thermodynamic Variables in a Hot and Dense System - Dr Sylvain Mogliacci (UCT)   ()
16:10 Applying the technique of Ultrafast Pump-Probe spectroscopy on the main plant light-harvesting complex of spinach leaves - Ms Asmita Singh (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Assessment of biomass torrefaction effect on gasification efficiency - Mr Anthony Anukam (University of Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Calculation of air density through measurements of falling spheres - Mr Andrew McCaughna (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Calibration of a statistical method used to constrain pulsar geometries via light curve modelling - Mr Tiaan Bezuidenhout (NWU)   ()
List of changes to proceedings
16:10 Characterization and Compensation of Fibre Link Dispersion in a 10 Gb/s Flexible Network - Mr Duncan Boiyo (Centre for Broadband Communication, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
16:10 Characterization and implications of Soot generated from Pinewood gasification - Mr Aviwe Melapi (University of Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Characterization and Thermal Load Impact of Reflective Coatings on a Low Cost House in Alice, South Africa - Mr Ochuko Kelvin Overen (Physics Department, University of Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Characterization of a Q-Plate in terms of Hyper-Geometric Gaussian modes - Ms Bereneice Sephton (CSIR National Laser Centre; Wits Physics Department)   ()
16:10 Classical light simulations of quantum measurements - Mr Gareth Berry (Structured Light Lab, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Computational Model of solid-state lithium ion batteries - Mr Leta Jule (University of the Free State)   ()
Slides
16:10 Computerised Ionospheric Tomography (CIT) for supportive GNSS-derived ionospheric applications - Mr Ahsan Ansari (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Creation and detection of vector Bessel beams using digital axicons - Mr David Omoefe Idisi (University of Fort Hare, Alice)   ()
16:10 Density Functional Theory on a Lattice: Self-consistence Hartree plus Exchange Approximation. - Mr Kossi Amouzouvi (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A WASTE HEAT RECOVERY UNIT IN A GASIFICATION PLANT - Ms Nwabunwanne Nwokolo (University of Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Determination of thin silicon sample thicknesses using linear and nonlinear optical methods - Mr Wilfrid Ndebeka (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch)   ()
16:10 Development of non-linear microscopy infrastructure - Mr Ruan Viljoen (Stellenbosch University) Ms Anneke Erasmus (Laser Research Institue) Mr George Dwapanyin (Laser Research Institue)   ()
16:10 Development of Quantum Key Distribution System - Ms Marie Louise Umuhire (University of KwaZulu-Natal - Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa)   ()
16:10 Digital laser mode amplification using ND: YAG amplifier - Mr Teboho Bell (CSIR)   ()
16:10 Digitally transforming high-order mode to a high brightness beam - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   ()
16:10 Driven non-equilibrium systems modeled with Markov processes - Mrs Pelerine Tsobgni Nyawo (University of Stellenbosch)   ()
16:10 Dust heating by Alfvén waves using non-Maxwellian distribution function - Dr Zubia Kiran (GC University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan)   ()
16:10 Dynamic Model to Evaluate the Performance of Residential Air Source Heat Pumps in South Africa - Mr YONGOUA Nana (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   ()
16:10 Effect of annealing of P3HT:PCBM blend in the performance of organic solar cell devices - Mr Francis Otieno (Witwatersrand University)   ()
16:10 Effect of carbon doping on the structural, optical and electronic properties of zinc oxide nanoparticles synthesized by pneumatic spray pyrolysis technique. - Mr Luyolo Ntozakhe (1Fort Hare Institute of Technology (FHIT), University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, Republic of South Africa. 2Chemistry department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, Republic of South Africa.)   ()
16:10 Emission modelling of numerical hydrodynamical simulations with application to Active Galactic Nuclei jets - Mr Izak van der Westhuizen (University of the Free State)   ()
16:10 Enhanced properties of thermoelectric materials for technological applications - Dr George S. Manyali (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya)   ()
16:10 Facile hydrothermal synthesis of Ni(OH)<sub>2</sub>-graphene foam composite for supercapacitor application - Mr Abubakar Khaleed (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Finding the needle in Galaxy Evolution: HI Stacking - Ms Julia Healy (Dept of Astronomy, University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 First-principles studies of transition metal defects in a molybdenum disulfide (MoS<sub>2</sub>) monolayer - Ms Noeliarinala Felana Andriambelaza (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Follow up studies on delta Schuti star: HD 75656 - Ms Charissa Button (University of Pretoria) Ms Nosicelo Mrwetyana (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 Free-space data transfer using the spatial modes of light - Mr Lucas Gailele (Structured Light Lab, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Gas Accretion and Triggering in NGC 3998 - Dr Bradley Frank (University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 Generating Arbitrary Optical Vector Beams - Mr Mitchell Cox (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Geomagnetic derivation of current strengths and electric fields of three current systems in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. - Dr Jean De Villiers (South African National Space Agency)   ()
16:10 Growing zirconium carbide (ZrC) layers by CVD using ZrCl4 mixed with CH4,Ar and H2 - Mr Bilal Alawad (Department of physics, university of Pretoria,0002 - department of physics, sudan university of science and technology, Khartoum Sudan)   ()
16:10 HF Propagation Systems for African communications - Ms Clare Luckey (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Improving gas sensing properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by vanadium oxide encapsulation - Dr George Chimowa (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)   ()
16:10 Ionospheric characterisation of the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly using a ship-based dual-frequency GISTM receiver - Mrs Annelie Vermeulen (UCT SpaceLab)   ()
16:10 Ionospheric Irregularities studies using GPS and radio astronomy interferometers - Mr Eric Vargo (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Ionospheric Scintillation Proxies derived from geodetic GPS receiver data - Mr Nick Azzopardi (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Isotropic energy and luminosity correlations with spectral peak energy for five long GRBs - Mr Feraol F. Dirirsa (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Long-term measurements of temperature of the fermenting slurry within the biogas digesters at Vele secondary school - Mr Vhutshilo, M Nekhubvi (University of Venda)   ()
16:10 Long-term monitoring of TeV Blazars with the Watcher Robotic Telescope - Mr Johannes Petrus Marais (UFS)   ()
16:10 Low cost passively Q-switched laser - Mr Bigboy Madlala (Structured Light Lab, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Materiallurgy of macadamia nut shell explained using its physical properties - Ms Eloko Niclette (University of Johannebsurg)   ()
16:10 MCNPX based Radiation Shielding Analysis for the Mineral-PET Kimberlite Sorting Facility - Mr Eric Chinaka (UJ &amp; NECSA)   ()
16:10 Measurements of the hyperfine and weak field Zeeman spectra of Rb 85 and Rb 87 - Mr Adrian Wyngaard (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)   ()
16:10 Metal Oxide N-doped CNTs decorated Gas sensors - Mr Ibrahim B. Usman (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Modelling and testing the effects of space radiation on space borne electronic components - Ms Holly Snell (SpaceLab, Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 Modelling the Linke Turbidity for solar irradiance in South Africa - Mr LUTENDO CHRISTOPHER NETHWADZI (SAAPMB)   ()
16:10 Multi-wavelength variability and optical identification of a selection of supersoft X-ray sources - Ms Miriam Mumbua Nyamai (University of Free State)   ()
16:10 Multiparty Quantum State Sharing of an arbitrary unknown three particle state with GHZ state measurements - Dr Mhlambululi Mafu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) Mr COMFORT SEKGA (Botswana International University of Science and Technology)   ()
16:10 Nature of forces acting on the terrestrial globe - Dr Nicodeme Djiedeu (CEPAMOQ, University of Douala)   ()
16:10 New Calibration Sources for Very Long Baseline Interferometry at 1.6 GHz - Mr Mekuanint Kifle Hailemariam (University of Pretoria & Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory)   ()
Paper
16:10 Nonlinear optical processes and saturated absorption spectroscopy in two and multi-level atoms: a theoretical and numerical study - Ms Meena Patel (Cape University of Technology)   ()
16:10 Novel PET detector with high throughput electronics for Mineral-PET - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Observing 5 MHONGOOSE galaxies with the KAT-7 - Mr Amidou Sorgho (University of Cape Town)   ()
16:10 Open Quantum System approach to spontaneous formation of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space. - Mr Paul Els (NWU, Potchefstroom)   ()
16:10 Optical Spectra of Herschel Gravitational Lenses and their Astrophysical Implications - Prof. Lerothodi Leeuw (University of South Africa)   ()
16:10 Outreach and Education with the Virtual Observatory - Dr Khadija EL Bouchefry (HartRAO)   ()
16:10 Performance evaluation of a direct expansion bulk milk cooler on a dairy farm in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa - Mr Russel Mhundwa (University of Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   ()
16:10 Performance evaluation of a domestic split-type air conditioner in South Africa, a case study of ALICE - Ms GLORY BANTAN MAFOR (UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE)   ()
16:10 Photo-thermal degradation analysis of single junction amorphous silcion solar module EVA encapsulation - Mr Gilbert Osayemwenre (Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Physics of clayey soils to explain their geophagic, traditional pottery making and paints applications - Mrs Adeline Megne-Tiegum- (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Prediction of Coefficient of Performance of an Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater under Two Critical Operating Scenarios - Mr Tangwe Stephen (University of Fort Hare)   ()
16:10 Qualitative comparison of advanced characterisation techniques of Photovoltaic cells - Mr Ross Dix-Peek (NMMU)   ()
16:10 Quantum state sharing of an arbitrary three particle state using Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pairs and GHZ state measurements - Dr Mhlambululi Mafu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) Mr Comfort Sekga (Botswana International University of Science and Technology)   ()
16:10 RF Generation for Ion Trapping Experiments - Mr Naleli Matjelo (Stellenbosch University)   ()
16:10 Second stage distribution of biogas to an area of application after the first stage distribution has reached the zero pressure as displayed on the gauge - Dr DAVID TINARWO (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA) Mr vhutshilo 1st mountaineer nekhubvi (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)   ()
16:10 SQUID Magnetometer Filter Design and Data Analysis - Ms Megan Avery (University of Michigan)   ()
16:10 Stochastic differential equations as a powerful numerical tool - Dr Du Toit Strauss (Centre for Space Research, North-West University)   ()
16:10 Structural and dynamical properties of oxygen and cerium vacancies in cerium dioxide - Dr Thuto Mosuang (University of Limpopo)   ()
16:10 Structural and electrical properties of ruthenium thin films on 6H-SiC annealed in the air - Dr Kinnock Vundawaka Munthali (University of Pretoria and University of Namibia)   ()
16:10 Studying the thermal history of the intergalactic medium with the redshifted 21-cm line - Ms Diana KLutse (Rhodes University)   ()
16:10 suitability of quadratic gauge for non-perturbative QCD - Mr Haresh Raval (Indian institute of Technology Bombay)   ()
16:10 Surface Brillouin Scattering studies of Transition metal nitrides thin films deposited by RF Magnetron Sputtering - Mr Jonah Kuria (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:10 Surface Impedance Derived from the South African Magnetotelluric Network for the estimation of geomagnetically induced currents in the South African Power network - Dr Pierre Cilliers (SANSA Space Science)   ()
16:10 Synthesis of nanostructured molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) for photodegradation of organic dyes from aqueous solution - Mr Ntakadzeni Madima (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 The design and performance monitoring of fabricated Biogas Digester using plastic - Mr KECHRIST OBILEKE (UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE)   ()
16:10 The design of a cost effective high precision time measurement unit for use in a Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometer - Mr Stubb James (CPUT)   ()
16:10 The effect of activated carbon on the CO sensing performance of NiO - Mr Abubakar Khaleed (University of Pretoria)   ()
16:10 The effect of low level laser therapy on both HIV infected and uninfected TZM-bl cells - Ms Masixole Lugongolo (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)   ()
16:10 The Sub-millimeter Continuum Emission of Selected Nearby Active Galaxies - Prof. Lerothodi Leeuw (University of South Africa)   ()
16:10 The Wigner distribution function in modal characterisation - Mr Prince Mredlana (CSIR National laser centre)   ()
16:10 Theory of fast ion transport on nanoscale and computer exploration - Dr Alexandr Despotuli (IMT RAS) Prof. Alexandra Andreeva (IMT RAS)   ()
16:10 Tin oxides nanostructures: Synthesis, characterization and their photocatalytic application. - Ms RAMOKONE CHRISTINA MALINDISA (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)   ()
16:10 Ultrahigh-energy neutrino events in current and future neutrino telescopes from nearby Gamma-Ray Bursts - Dr REETANJALI MOHARANA (University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park-2006)   ()
16:10 Using Geant4 to create 3D maps of dosage received within a MinPET diamond sorting facility - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   ()
16:10 Visualizing higher order Brillouin zones with applications - Dr Trisha Salagaram (University of Cape Town)   ()
18:25 PUBLIC TALK: The dark side of the Universe   ()
12:10
PLENARY (until 13:10) ()
12:10 PLENARY: Fire, Flares and Fusion: Some wanderings in Plasmaland - Prof. Manfred Hellberg (UKZN)   ()
13:10 --- Lunch Break ---
14:00 Annual General Meeting   ()
15:30 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---
16:00 Physics Bowl   ()
18:30 Banquet Dinner   ()
12:10
PLENARY (until 13:10) ()
12:10 PLENARY: Studies of the Shapes of Heavy Pear-Shaped Nuclei at ISOLDE - Prof. Peter Butler (University of Liverpool)   ()
Slides
13:10 --- Lunch Break ---
14:00
Applied Physics (1) -Dr Timothy Gibbon (NMMU Physics Department) (until 15:40) ()
14:00 Heterogeneous powders ID by means of fracture mechanics - Dr Ruggero Vigliaturo (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
14:20 Efficiency measurement system for thermoelectric devices - Dr Marco Mariola (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   ()
14:40 Spark Plasma Sintering of 2507 duplex stainless steel - Dr Richard Sule (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
15:00 Physical stability of ionic liquid polymers for the recovery of Se and Te from metallurgical aqueous solutions - Ms Mpho Mogometsi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
15:20 Preparation and characterization of nanoporous carbon from expanded graphite for high energy density supercapacitor in aqueous electrolyte - Dr Farshad Barzegar (University of Pretoria)   ()
14:00
Astrophysics (1) -Dr Bradley Frank (University of Cape Town) (until 15:40) (5A)
14:00 Galaxy stacking strategies for MeerKAT - Dr Ed Elson (University of Cape Town + South African Astronomical Observatory)   (5A)
14:20 Identifying new narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies and white dwarfs from the second ROSAT all-sky survey catalogue - Dr Alida Odendaal (University of the Free State)   (5A)
14:40 Observing Gamma-Ray Bursts with the H.E.S.S. experiment - Dr Tania Garrigoux (North-West University)   (5A)
14:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (1) -Dr Volkmar Nolting (Vaal University of Technology) (until 15:40) (LT1)
14:00 Simonkolleite nano-platelets: Synthesis and temperature effect on hydrogen gas sensing properties - Dr Joseph Sithole (University of South Africa)   (LT1)
14:20 Ion beam modification of diamond to DLC: A SBS, Raman and HRTEM study. - Prof. Shunmugam Ramsamy Naidoo (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials,Wits University)   (LT1)
14:40 Electrical characterisation of defects induced in GaN by electron beam exposure - Mr Phuti Ngoepe (University of Pretoria)   (LT1)
15:00 Sustained pairing frees dipolar traits and the circular current's own magnetic dipolar nature - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (LT1)
15:20 Search for dilute magnetism in 3<i>d</i> doped III-Nitrides - Results from Mössbauer Spectroscopy - Dr Hilary Masenda (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa)   (LT1)
14:00
Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials (2) -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 15:00) (4B)
14:00 RBS-Channelling analysis into the effect of thermal annealing on GeSn strained layers - Prof. Craig Comrie (University of Cape Town & iThemba LABS)   (4B)
14:20 Theory for diffusivity measurements when the temperature is ramped linearly - Prof. Chris Theron (University of Pretoria)   (4B)
14:00
Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics (1) -Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (NMMU) (until 15:40) (LT3)
14:00 First Run 2 Soft QCD Results from ATLAS - Deepak Kar (University of Witwatersrand)   (LT3)
Slides
14:20 AdS:CFT predictions for momentum correlations of bbbar pairs in heavy ion collisions. - Mr Robert Hambrock (University of Cape Town)   (LT3)
14:40 The search for the Dark Vector Boson via the Higgs Portal - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   (LT3)
Slides
15:00 Implementation of the preamplifier response function for the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector - Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (iThemba LABS)   (LT3)
15:20 Tracking Electrons Produced by Compton Scatter within a Prompt Gamma Imaging Device - Dr Stephen Peterson (University of Cape Town)   (LT3)
14:00
Physics Education -Mr Philip Southey (UCT) (until 16:40) (2B)
14:00 Faculty-Student Interaction - The Informal Revolution - Mr Marthnis Johannes Schwartz (University of Zululand)   (2B)
14:20 A new approach to teaching graphs to first year science students - Mr AJ TSIPA (University of Zululand)   (2B)
Paper
14:40 Fluid Dynamics as a precursor to a “Griffiths level” Electrodynamics course - Dr Gary Tupper (University of Cape Town)   (2B)
15:00 I taught them everything, but they still couldn’t get it right - Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg)   (2B)
15:20 Multiple Choice Question Responses: Right or Wrong? - Dr Hilary Masenda (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa)   (2B)
15:40 Termites in our tests? The role of stigmergy in our examination system - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (2B)
16:00 Using Wolfram Mathematica to Analyze and Visualize experimental data. - Mr Clemens Dempers (Blue Stallion Technologies)   (2B)
14:00
Theoretical and Computational Physics (1) -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (2A)
14:00 The hierarchal decision making algorithm as an analytical tool for a natural understanding physical systems - Mr JOHN FRANCIS AGWA-EJON (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANISBURG)   (2A)
14:20 The energy density as a function of spacetime for a light quark jet in AdS/CFT - Dr Razieh Morad (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
Slides
14:40 Radial Flow in Non-Extensive Thermodynamics and Study of Particle Spectra at LHC in the Limit of Small $q-1$ - Dr Trambak Bhattacharyya (University of Cape Town)   (2A)
Paper
15:00 Phenomenology of additional scalar bosons at the LHC - Dr Mukesh Kumar (University of the Witwatersrand)   (2A)
Slides
15:20 Next to leading order electron-quark interaction - Dr Garreth Kemp (University of Johannesburg)   (2A)
Slides
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee Break ---