SAINTS@tlabs/call for applications from MSc and PhD Students to participate in CNNP2020, 24-28 Feb 2020

iThemba LABS (NRF) will be hosting the 2nd Conference on Neutrino and Nuclear Physics (CNNP) at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa from 24-28 February 2020. The intersection of these different fields allows for a wide range of topics to be covered, from a presentation on evidence for the X17 particle (which could mean that there is a fifth fundamental force of nature), to experimental and theoretical studies of the lepton-number-violating process of neutrinoless double beta decay (which would imply that neutrinos are Majorana particles), to novel detector technologies.
Results from  many large scale experiments (JUNO, BOREXINO, ICARUS, HALO, Hyper-Kamiokande, HOLMES, DARWIN, KATRIN, COSINUS, LUNA, T2K, STEREO, COHERENT, EDELWEISS, CUPID, DUNE, ORCA, to name but a few) dedicated to the study of inter alia neutrino oscillations, dark matter searches, the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) and neutrino mass determination will be discussed. Further exciting topics in nuclear astrophysics will be covered, such as solar neutrino astronomy, the determination of supernova burst dynamics and the detection of supernova
relic neutrinos allowing for the study of supernova populations.

CNNP2020 will be building on the foundation of the very successful inaugural CNNP held in Catania, (Italy)  in October 2017, and will bring researchers working at the intersections of these different fields together in order to exchange new ideas, perspectives and results.

The CNNP2020 Organising Committee in collaboration with the SAINTS@tlabs now invites masters and doctoral students who are doing research in basic/applied nuclear physics/particle physics/theoretical physics in South Africa to apply to participate in the CNNP2020 Conference by presenting a poster on their research. A special poster session at the conference will be arranged for this.

Note that their research topic does not have to be directly aligned with the CNNP conference topics.  The poster session is supposed to exhibit to the international delegates the range of topics in nuclear/particle/theoretical physics studied in South Africa.

MSc and PhD students interested in participating in CNNP2020 must use the link below to register their interest. Furthermore applicants must request their research supervisor to e-mail a letter of support and they must send a copy of their academic record.

A selection process will then be followed to determine who will be selected and sponsored to attend CNNP2020.

** The link to use for registering interest is as follows:


** Letters of support and academic records must be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for registration and receipt of letters of support is  ** 10 am, Monday, 20 Jan 2020 **.

Best wishes,

The SAINTS team

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