Advancing our fundamental understanding of the universe and laying foundations for the technologies of tomorrow.

WELCOME TO NITheCS

The National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS) is a platform that allows a diversity of knowledge fields to meet in a stimulating environment. NITheCS provides South Africa with the opportunity to become an international player in fields of science. It builds on the progress achieved by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), an NRF Centre of Excellence (CoE) that has led research programmes and educational opportunities in theoretical physics in South Africa and Africa.

NITheCS’ fields of science

NITheCS encompasses the theoretical and computational fields of science, as well as their interdisciplinary fields.

Key fields:

  1. Astronomy & Astrophysics
  2. Bioinformatics & Quantitative Biology
  3. Data Science
  4. Earth Systems Modelling & Climate Change Modelling
  5. Mathematics
  6. Quantitative Finance
  7. Statistics
  8. Theoretical Physics
Fields of science that NITheCS represents

ATTEND OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Ian Joel David

NITheCS Mini-school
‘An Introduction to the Quantum Simulation of Closed and Open Quantum Systems’
Ian Joel David (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Wednesday, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July 2024  |  14h00-15h00 SAST
Venue: Online and NITheCS Seminar Room at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – Westville Campus, 3rd Floor, H-Block, School of Chemistry and Physics

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Dr Mark Nasila

NITheCS Colloquium
Panel discussion and Q&A on African Artificial Intelligence
Dr Mark Nasila (First National Bank), Prof Bruce Bassett (University of Cape Town), Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam (Stellenbosch University) and Prof Francesco Petruccione (NITheCS)
Monday, 22 July 2024  |  16h00-17h00 SAST
Venue: Online and the Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University

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Catharine Esterhuysen

NITheCS Colloquium
‘The role of intermolecular interactions in chemical processes and materials science’
Prof Catharine Esterhuysen (Stellenbosch University)
Monday, 29 July 2024  |  16h00-17h00 SAST
Venue: Online and the Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University

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NITheCS Colloquium - Matthew Bailes

NITheCS Colloquium
‘A virtual tour of Einstein’s Universe’
Prof Matthew Bailes (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Wednesday, 7 August 2024  |  17h00-18h00 SAST
Venue: Online and the Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University

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Prof Martin Bucher

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Absolute Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Frequency Spectrum: New Horizons and Experimental Challenges’
Prof Martin Bucher (Université Paris Cité and Stellenbosch University)
Monday, 12 August 2024  |  16h00-17h00 SAST
Venue: Online and the Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University

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Prof Marshini Chetty

NITheCS Colloquium
Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet
Prof Marshini Chetty (University of Chicago, USA)
Monday, 19 August 2024  |  16h00-17h00 SAST
Venue: Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University, and online

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READ OUR LATEST BLOGS

Charting the future of NITheCS

Charting the future of NITheCS

‘It was my privilege to present our strategic vision and achievements at our 24 June colloquium, ‘Charting the Future of NITheCS: Progress and Prospects in Research, Training, Engagement, and Africa’.’

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Prof Petruccione: first NITheCS Director

Prof Petruccione: first NITheCS Director

Prof Francesco Petruccione, Professor of Quantum Computing at Stellenbosch University, has been appointed the permanent Director of NITheCS. This follows his successful tenure as interim director.

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Training and events in May

Training and events in May

This month, find out more about our Associate Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, Senior Researcher at the CSIR and Senior Research Associate at UJ. We also encourage you to attend our events.

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