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NITheCS – A HOME FOR THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES

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.

THE FIELDS WE REPRESENT

Fields of NITheCS

NITheCS  represents the following fields:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Data Science
  • Earth System Modelling
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics
  • Theoretical Physics

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

NICIS CHPC

NICIS-CHPC Virtual Research Webinar Series 2021

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • “Astrospheres” by Prof Klaus Scherer, Prof Stefan Ferreira and Dr Daniel Moeketsi – 30 July
    • “High Performance Computing in Cosmology” by Prof Mario Santos – 20 August
  • Earth Science
    • “SAWS Atmospheric and Marine Numerical Weather Prediction: Research and Operations” by Dr Mary-Jane Bopape and Dr Michael Barnes – 27 August
  • Computational Chemistry
    • “COVID-19 Drug Discovery” by Prof Ozlem Bishop – 23 September
    • “Testing the limits of Molecular Dynamics force fields for carbohydrates” by Dr Michelle Kuttel – 1 October
  • Material Modelling
    • “Computational Material Science in Kenya” by Dr George Manyali – 29 October
  • Bioinformatics
    • “Host genetic factors contributing to susceptibility to COVID-19” by Dr Brigitte Glanzmann and Prof Marlo Möller – 19 November

All webinars begin at 12:00 CAT

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Prof EC George Shudarshan

2-Day Workshop
“Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sudarshan’s paper on dynamical maps

Proposed speakers: Saverio Pascazio, Dariusz Chruscinski, Mark Byrd, Giuseppe Marmo, Heinz Peter Breuer, Subhash Chathurvedi, Jyrki Piilo, Segey Filippo and Bassano Vacchin
14 – 15 October 2021

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SACAIR2021

South African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research (SACAIR2021)
“AI for science, technology and society”

Simbithi Country Club, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
6 – 10 December 2021

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MORE ABOUT NITheCS

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build human and research capacity in Theoretical and Computational Sciences and to enhance scientific innovation, transformation and socio-economic development.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be a leading African Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences, internationally recognised for excellent and impactful research, training and engagement programmes.

LEADERSHIP

Prof Francesco Petruccione (UKZN), the Interim Director of NITheCS since 1 April 2020, is leading the facility’s transition to NITheCS. The Deputy Directors are Prof João Rodrigues (WITS) and Prof Kristian Müller-Nedebock (SU). Read more…

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