Minister Naledi Pandor addresses International Conference on Particle induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE), 26 Feb

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor will deliver an opening address at the 14th International Conference on Particle Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE), at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, near Cape Town.

The two-day conference, starting tomorrow, Thursday, 26 February 2015, is organised by iThemba LABS in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the Third World Academic of Sciences (TWAS).

The PIXE conference objectives are to present the fundamental physical aspects and applications that can be done with low energy particle accelerators, particularly in the domain of PIXE.

It is a biennial event, which brings together physicists and scientists from different fields of application including biology, and medicine, environmental and earth sciences, cultural heritage and material research.

The PIXE Conference will give the opportunity to South Africa to showcase its expertise in ion beam analysis and PIXE as well as to discuss the possible collaborations related to PIXE research that could be implemented using the new 3.0 MV Tendem Accelarator, funded by the DST/NRF and to be commissioned at the beginning of 2017.

Media are invited as follows

Event: 14th International Conference on Particle Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE)

Venue: The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset, near Cape Town

Time: 09h00

Enquiries:

Lunga Ngqengelele

Media Liaison Officer

Ministry of Science and Technology

Cell: 082 566 0446

Tel: 012 843 6799

Fax : 086 683 7242

E-mail : Lunga.Ngqengelele@dst.gov.za

SOURCE: South African Official News