BrightnESS-2 Workshop: WS-1

Auditorium (iThemba LABS)


iThemba LABS

iThemba LABS, Old Faure Road, Somerset West
Peane Maleka (iThemba LABS)


Link to Presentations


Please note that the organisers will arrange accommodation for two nights and travel from SA national airports to Cape Town international airport for participants outside of Cape Town. The organisers will communicate directly with these delegates


The European Spallation Source ( ) under construction in Lund, Sweden, is a partnership of countries committed to the goal of building and operating the world leading facility for research using neutrons. The European Spallation Source (ESS) facility's unique capabilities will both greatly exceed and complement those of today's leading neutron sources, enabling new opportunities for researchers across the spectrum of scientific discovery, including materials and life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics. BrightnESS² ( ) is an integrated program in support of long-term sustainability of ESS, its community, and the network of neutron sources in Europe. To emphasize the importance of access to global infrastructure and global networking of which the BrightnESS2 program provide, the South African consortium under the leadership of DST ( ) is exploring options to participate in this program.  

South African interest in contributing in the BrightnESS² program stems from the fact that it has a long history of research using neutrons provided by the two key national facilities, NRF/iThemba LABS ( ) and Necsa ( ). Given the focus areas in these facilities, there is always a need for SA researchers to have access to other neutron facilities that can provide alternatives or enhanced capabilities.

This planned 2 day workshop is by DST Invitation only.  It is aimed at South African based researchers who are interested in exploring the possibility of using the ESS facilities in the future.

  • Albertus Smith
  • Aletta Prinsloo
  • Amogelang Bolokang
  • Andre Strydom
  • Andre Venter
  • Andreas Schreyer
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Andrew Venter
  • Andy Buffler
  • Bruce Mellado
  • Catharine Esterhuysen
  • Charles Mokonoto
  • Charlot Vandevoorde
  • Clifford Nxomani
  • Daniel Hattingh
  • Deshenthree Chetty
  • Esna du Plessis
  • Frikkie De Beer
  • JR Botha
  • Karen Cloete
  • Ken Andersen
  • Kenneth Ozoemena
  • Kudakwashe Jakata
  • Lowry Conradie
  • Malik Maaza Maaza
  • Mlungisi Nkosi
  • Monika Hartl
  • Nico Fischer
  • Nico Orce
  • Peane Maleka
  • Pieter Pistorius
  • Robin Woracek
  • Rudolph Nchodu
  • Sisa Pityana
  • Tankiso Modise
  • Tanya Hutton
  • Thomas Leadbeater
  • Thorsten Becker
  • Trevor Sewell
  • Willie du Preez
  • Zina Ndlovu
  • Zoë Fisher
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