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Nuclear scientists to gather in the Kruger Park

In South Africa, around 100 nuclear scientists from across the globe will gather at the Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National Park next week for a specialist nuclear conference.

In a statement, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), explained that the scientists will examine how to use nuclear particle beams to look inside metals to determine their structure.

This is important to be able to design and construct high precision and high integrity nuclear reactor components, the nuclear corporation noted.

The host of the occasion is Dr Andrew Venter of Necsa who is a specialist in this field. Read more…

Nuclear scientists go on tour

The Conference will officially be opened by Dr Kelvin Kemm the Chairman of Necsa, where the specialists will spend a week in South Africa, which includes a tour to the SAFARI-1 nuclear reactor at the Pelindaba site of Necsa.

Notable foreign speakers include:

  • Professor Philip Withers, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Regius professor, School of Materials University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Professor Andrzej Baczmański, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH ‒ University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Professor Ismael Cevdet Noyan, Fellow of the American Physical Society, APAM Chair and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Earth and Environmental, Columbia University, New York, USA.


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.