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NITheP – A HOME FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) is a national facility that leads research programmes and educational opportunities in the field of theoretical physics in South Africa and Africa. It provides South Africa with the opportunity to become an international player in a truly fundamental field of science. NITheP is a National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE).

UPCOMING EVENTS

NITheP Colloquium

“Unveiling the Nature of Dark Matter with Cosmological Observables”

Dr Cora Dvorkin (Harvard University)

16 October 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Mini – School

“Introduction to classical and quantum chaos”

Dr Dario Rosa (Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology)

October 2020,  every Tuesday, 14h00

6 October 2020, Lecture 1: Classical chaotic systems: the Lyapunov exponent

13 October 2020, Lecture 2: Moving to the quantum regime: level repulsion

20 October 2020, Lecture 3: Random matrix theory as a universal description of quantum chaos

27 October 2020, Lecture 4: The out-of-time-ordering correlators and quantum Lyapunov exponents

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MORE ABOUT NITHEP

OUR MISSION

It’s our mission to sustain a stimulating theoretical physics research and user facility that links SA internationally through excellence in research and training thereby supporting scientific innovation, transformation and socio economic development.

OUR VISION

Since our launch in 2008, it has been NITheP’s vision to be Africa’s leading and an internationally competitive research and training institute in theoretical physics, a discipline that provides the conceptual framework for the natural sciences.

LEADERSHIP

Prof Francesco Petruccione (UKZN) has been appointed Interim Director of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, effective from 1 April 2020. The Deputy Directors are Prof João Rodrigues (WITS) and Prof Kristian Müller-Nedebock (SU). Read more…