“A Spartan chorus of warriors called out to the young men: Grow up to be yet braver than we!”             
Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems: Selected Writings (1900) by Ludwig Boltzmann

Nuclear Warriors @ UWC

Prof Nico Orce
Dr Nikita Bernier is doing research on beta decay data of exotic nuclei, 66Ge and 70Se, taken at CERN, developing fast digital processing at the Modern African Nuclear DEtector LAboratory, and proposing experiments at TRIUMF and CERN.
Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher is preparing with Nikita an African-led experiment to investigate the beta decay of proton-rich nuclei only produced @ CERN
Dr Kushal Kapoor (Postdoc) is now working at the University of Regina in Canada, but he’s still supporting some of our students as he started developing MANDELAb.
Kenzo Abrahams (PhD) is finishing his PhD working on data taken from our leading experiment @ CERN. He is measuring the nuclear shape of exotic nuclei!
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Craig Mehl (PhD) is finishing his PhD working on measuring the shape of 20Ne and collective effects arising from the nuclear polarizability. His work is about to be submitted to Physics Letters B!
Elijah Akakpo (PhD) is working on fast digital processing and doing GEANT simulations of plastic scintillators that will be used as PET detectors applying quantum entanglement. He was a big part of our CERN experiment.
Cebo Ngwetsheni (PhD) is analysing one of the highest statistics Coulomb-excitation measurements ever carried out at MLL (Munich, Germany). He is currently simulating the Doppler effect due to the kick of the 4.4 MeV gamma-ray on the 12C projectile motion. He has already published three leading papers from his MSc work!
Senamile Masango (PhD) is analysing the data from the first African co-led experiment at TRIUMF. A Coulomb excitation of 82Sr which will shed light onto the phenomenon of shape coexistence.
Thembalethu Nogwanya (PhD) is doing a more theoretical work with novel shell model calculations of the nuclear polarizability!
Blaine Lomberg (PhD) is analysing our SALT data from the High-Resolution Spectrograph (HRS/SALT) aimed at studying extremely metal-poor stars, some of the firsts stars in our universe.
Dr Matthew Segal (Research Assistant) has designed the ionization chamber that will be coupled to the GAMKA array at iThemba LABS. He is joining iThemba LABS after finishing his PhD!
Ntokozo Radebe (MSc) is analysing the Coulomb-excitation of 36Ar, from data collected at iThemba LABS.
Andile Zulu (MSc) is studying nuclear vibrations and analysing the Coulomb-excitation of 62Ni, from the first experiment using exotic beams prepared with the MIVOC method.
Brenden Lesch (MSc) is studying nuclear vibrations and analysing the Coulomb-excitation of 60Ni, from the first experiment using exotic beams prepared with the MIVOC method.

And Always in the Bench ready to help!

Elias Martin Montes (MSc with Cum Laude) is taking a break from studies, but he’s always there to support the group with his exceptional engineering skills.
Mogammad Allie Kamedien (Group Finances & Honours), well known as Danny Ocean remains involved with the group after he joined the Statistics Department at UWC. We’ll get him back!