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

Dr Linnéa Gyllingberg

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
‘Mathematical models of basal cognition’
Dr Linnéa Gyllingberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Friday, 14 June 2024  |  14h00-15h00 SAST
Venues: Online and Physics Seminar Room, Stellenbosch University

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2024 International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences

2024 International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath)

16-21 June 2024
Venue: Cutty Sark Resort, Scottburgh

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Dr Michael Hoefnagel

NITheCS & SU Category Theory Research Seminar
‘When do products commute with quotients?’
Dr Michael Hoefnagel (Stellenbosch University)
Tuesday, 18 June 2024  |  12h10-13h00 SAST
Venue: Online and Room 2002, Mathematics and Industrial Psychology Building, Stellenbosch University

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Dean Brand

NITheCS Micro-school
‘Introduction to Visual Studio Code – Your Coding Playground’
Dean Brand (Stellenbosch University)
Wednesday, 19 June 2024  |  14h00-14h30 SAST
Venue: Online

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Dr Gaonyalelwe Maribe

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Introduction to GitHub: From Basics to Advanced’
Dr Gaonyalelwe Maribe (Old Mutual Limited & University of Pretoria)
Thursday, 20 June 2024  |  17h00-19h00 SAST
Venue: Online

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SUMMARY OF ALL COURSES

Teacher Training Edu Day 2024

Teacher Training: Edu Day
‘Enhance your professional development’
Dr Cerene Rathilal (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Dr Lungile Sitole (University of Johannesburg Soweto Science Centre)
Saturday, 22 June 2024  |  09h00-16h00 SAST
Venue: Online and Brescia House School

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Prof Francesco Petruccione

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Charting the Future of NITheCS: Progress and Prospects in Research, Training, Engagement, and Africa’
Prof Francesco Petruccione (NITheCS and Stellenbosch University)
Monday, 24 June 2024  |  16h00-17h00 SAST
Venue: Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University, and online

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Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar

NITheCS Micro-school
‘Introduction to NumPy – Powering Your Data with Efficient Array Operations’
Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar (Stellenbosch University)
Wednesday, 26 June 2024  |  14h00-14h30 SAST
Venue: Online

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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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A celebration of maths

A celebration of maths

As part of the full NITheCS programme in March, the celebration of the International Day of Mathematics and the start of the 32nd Chris Engelbrecht Summer School stand out.

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Coding Summer School starts

Coding Summer School starts

One of the largest summer schools in coding and the fundamentals of theoretical and computational science, the CHPC and NITheCS event is taking place across 30 academic institutions.

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Register for our Summer School

Register for our Summer School

Registration has opened for the 32nd Chris Engelbrecht Summer School, which will take place at Alpine Heath Resort in the Drakensberg from 31 March – 7 April 2024. Limited funding is available for students.

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