Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 18 Oct 2023 09:00
Ends 27 Oct 2023 18:00
5 Zimbabwean Universities
Physics Without Frontiers (PWF) is pleased to announce the Synchrotron Physics and X-ray Imaging Techniques Roadshow in Zimbabwe.

Africa is the only continent without a synchrotron light source. The African Light Source (AfLS) initiative is working towards the realization of a synchrotron on the African continent. We have organized full day workshops on synchrotron physics, materials science with radioactive isotopes at ISOLDE – CERN, computed tomography, diffraction contrast tomography, ptychography and the applications of x-ray imaging techniques in materials science, geosciences, anatomical sciences, and palaeontology. The seminars will be held in October 2023, as follows:


Wednesday 18 October 2023: Harare Institute of Technology, Harare

Friday 20 October 2023: University of Zimbabwe, Harare

Monday 23 October 2023: Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi

Wednesday 25 October 2023: Midlands State University, Gweru

Friday 27 October 2023: National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo

Our main goal is to increase awareness and provide some basic notions to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Zimbabwe on synchrotrons and their science applications. Additionally, we have submitted a proposal to the AfLS so that we can host the 2024 in-person African Light Source Conference in Zimbabwe. In this case, the series of seminars at the universities provides a build up towards this event and we plan for students to attend for free.

If you plan to participate in the seminar at your institution, please register at the following link:

Certificate: Students who register and attend the full seminar will receive an ICTP-PWF certificate.

Kudakwashe Jakata (The Diamond Light Source, UK)
Hilary Masenda (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)
Gideon Chinamatira (Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)

Contact Person at each Institution:
Chinhoyi University of Technology: Dr C. Sumanya
Harare Institute of Technology: Dr C. Zizhou
Midlands State University: Dr C. Nyamhere National
University of Science and Technology: Prof G. Nyambuya/ Dr R. T. Mashingaidze
University of Zimbabwe: Dr E. Matandirotya