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).
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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.
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.
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…