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Below are the past events hosted in 2021.

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Dr Cari van Schalkwyk

NITheCS Colloquium
“The potential for cervical cancer elimination in South Africa”

Dr Cari van Schalkwyk (SU)
Monday, 13 December 2021

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Prof Steven Karataglides

NITheCS Colloquium
“Two problems of nuclear structure in the sd shell”
Prof Steven Karataglides (UJ)
Monday, 6 December 2021, 16h00

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Dr Mary-Jane Bopape

NITheCS Colloquium
“Forecasting at the South African Weather Service”
Dr Mary-Jane Bopape (South African Weather Service)
Monday, 29 November 2021, 16h00

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Dr Jonathan Blackledge

NITheCS Colloquium
“Knowledge Economies and the Future of Higher Education”
Dr Jonathan Blackledge (NWU)
Monday, 22 November 2021, 16h00

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Dr Fabio Anza

NITheCS Webinar
“A kinetic theory of information transport”
Dr Fabio Anza (Templeton Independent Research Fellow, Complexity Sciences Center, University of California, Davis)
Friday, 19 November 2021, 18h30

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Prof Alexander Kissinger

NITheCS Colloquium
“Picturing Quantum Software”
Prof Aleks Kissinger (Oxford University)
Monday, 15 November 2021, 16h00

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Prof Fritz Solms

NITheCS Colloquium
“Some Thoughts on Software Architecture”
Prof Fritz Solms (S-PLANE Automation / SU)
Monday, 8 November 2021, 16h00

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Dr Mark Nasila

NITheCS Colloquium
“The critical role of design thinking in artificial intelligence and machine learning applications”
Dr Mark Nasila (FirstRand Risk)
Monday, 25 October 2021, 16h00

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Dr Japie Greeff

NITheCS Colloquium
“Aligning student and educator capstone project preferences algorithmically”
Dr Japie Greeff (NWU)
Monday, 18 October 2021, 16h00

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Prof EC George Shudarshan

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

14 – 15 October 2021
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Amartya Goswami

NITheCS Colloquium
“An invitation to visit the world of categories”
Dr Amartya Goswami (UJ)
Monday, 11 October 2021, 16h00

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Regina Maphanga

NITheCS Colloquium
“From density functional theory to machine learning”
Prof Regina Maphanga (CSIR)
Monday, 4 October 2021, 16h00

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Data@breakfast

Data@Breakfast
“The Carpentries: an open-access community”

Dr Angelique Trusler
1 October 2021, 07h30

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Rocco Duvenhage

NITheCS Webinar
“Optimal quantum channels”

Prof Rocco Duvenhage (UP)
30 September 2021, 14h00 – 15h00

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Prof Nico Orce

NITheCS Colloquium
“On the universality of the r-process (or why we see the same abundance of elements around us)”

Prof Nico Orce (UWC)
27 September 2021, 16h00 – 15h00

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for "Call for Focus Areas"

Q&A Meeting for “NITheCS Call for Focus Areas”
Online Q&A session to discuss our “Call for Focus Areas: Request for pre-proposals”
9, 16 & 23 September 2021, 15h00

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Prof Langa Khumalo

NITheCS Colloquium
“Locating SADiLaR as a strategic centre for developing computational resources for African languages in the Context of 4IR”

Prof Langa Khumalo (SADiLaR)
20 September 2021, 16h00

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Dr Sydney Kasongo

NITheCS Colloquium
“Genetic Algorithm in Domain of Intrusion Detection Systems”

Dr Sydney Kasongo (SU)
13 September 2021, 16h00

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Prof Francesco Petruccione

Keynote address at AI Expo Africa 2021
“Quantum Computing for Sustainable Development”

Prof Francesco Petruccione (UKZN)
9 September 2021, 11h00

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Dr Emmanuel Dufourq

NITheCS Colloquium
“Machine Learning for Ecology”

Dr Emmanuel Dufourq (SU / AIMS / EdgeAcoustics)
6 September 2021, 16h00

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Dr Monica Mwale

NITheCS Colloquium
“South African species reference DNA databases: General gap analysis of vertebrates” 

Dr Monica Mwale (Zoological Research, Foundational Research & Services, SANBI National Zoological Gardens (NZG))
30 August 2021, 16h00 SAST

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Hsin-Yuan Huang

QML Meetup
Join us for a quantum machine learning meetup, where we host QML researchers, hear about their work and follow up with a Q&A session.

Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang (Caltech)
26 August 2021, 19h00 SAST

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Prof Erik Aurell

NITheCS Colloquium
“Lessons learned on SARS-CoV-2 genomics from GISAID”

Prof Erik Aurell (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden )
23 August 2021, 16h00 – 17h00

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Dr Eric Maluta

NITheCS Colloquium
“Theoretical Studies of Brookite TiO2 as a Material for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”

Dr Eric Maluta (University of Venda)
16 August 2021, 16h00 – 17h00

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Prof Bruce Watson

NITheCS Colloquium
“Designing Correct Algorithms”

Prof Ina Schaefer (Technical University of Braunschweig), Prof Bruce Watson (SU) & Tobias Runge (Technical University of Braunschweig)
Monday, 2 August 2021, 16h00

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Prof Bruce Watson

Online lectures
“Data Science and Computational Thinking”

School for Data Science and Computational Thinking (SU)
26 – 30 July 2021, 14h00 – 16h00

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Prof Judy van Biljon

NITheCS Colloquium
“Machine Learning for the Developing World: Towards a Research Agenda”

Prof Judy van Biljon (UNISA)
26 July 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Adrian Budini

NITheCS Webinar
“Quantum non-Markovianity: an approach from Past-Future Correlations”

Dr Adrián Budini (Research Council of Argentina, Bariloche)
22 July 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Deshen Moodley

NITheCS Colloquium
“Panel Discussion: Computation as a tool for solving theoretical questions​”

Prof Bruce Bassett (UCT), Prof Wolfram Decker (TU Kaiserslautern), Prof Barry Green (AIMS), Prof Bernardo Rodrigues (UP)
19 July 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Deshen Moodley

NITheCS Colloquium
“Designing adaptive and cognitive computer systems in South Africa”

Prof Deshen Moodley (Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, UCT)
12 July 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Denise Welsch

NITheCS Webinar
“Contribute to Statsomat and make Data Analysis automatically interpretable”

Dr Denise Welsch (Rey Analytical Research)
9 July 2021 at 14h00

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Dr Laure Gouba

NITheCS Colloquium
“The beauty of quantum mechanics”

Dr Laure Gouba (ICTP/Trieste, Italy)
5 July 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Daniel Burgarth

NITheCS Webinar
“Eternal Adiabaticity and KAM-Stability”

Dr Daniel Burgarth (Macquarie University, Sydney)
2 July 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Francesco Petruccione

NITheCS Colloquium
“Transition from NITheP to NITheCS”

Prof Francesco Petruccione (NITheCS Interim Director)
Monday, 28 June 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Ismael Galván

NITheCS Colloquium
“The quantum basis of organic evolution”

Dr Ismael Galván (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spain)
Friday, 25 June 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Kavilan Moodley
NITheCS Colloquium
“Dark energy and cosmological cross-correlations with HIRAX 21cm intensity mapping”

Prof Kavilan Moodley (UKZN)
Monday, 21 June 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Erik Aurell

NITheCS Webinar
“Towards essential nodes in a simple quantum network based on photons
and atomic ensembles”

Dr Bertus Jordaan (Data Scientist | Physics PhD | Quantum Information Technology)
Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Erik Aurell

NITheCS Colloquium
“The case for the necessity to quantize the quantum gravitational field, or the lack of it”

Prof Erik Aurell (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden)
Monday, 14 June 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Mattia Vaccari

NITheCS Colloquium
“The Ilifu Cloud Computing Facility X-Informatics Data Intensive Research”

Prof Mattia Vaccari (UWC)
7 June 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Ilya Mandel

NITheCS Colloquium
“The promise of gravitational-wave astrophysics”

Prof Ilya Mandel (Monash University)
31 May 2021 at 11h00

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Prof Daniel Harlow

NITheCS Colloquium
“Symmetry in Field theory and Gravity”

Prof Daniel Harlow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
24 May 2021 at 16h00

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Prof NIthaya Chetty

NITheP Colloquium
“Aim for the Sky but keep your feet on the ground”

Prof Nithaya Chetty (WITS)
17 May 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Nico Orce

NITheP Colloquium
“How atomic nuclei polarize?”

Prof Nico Orce (UWC)
10 May 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Azwinndini Muronga

NITheP Colloquium
“Statistical and Thermal models for heavy-ion collisions and astrophysics”

Prof Azwinndini Muronga (NMU), Ms Thuthukile Khumalo (WITS/iThemba LABS), Ms Khodani Mafune (University of Venda), Mr Bradley Nemutudi (University of Limpopo)
3 May 2021 at 16h00

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Prof Michael Laidlaw

NITheP Colloquium
“Topology and Quantum Mechanics 50 Years Ago”

Prof Michael Laidlaw
26 April 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Kade Head-Marsden

NITheP Webinar
“Dilation based quantum algorithms for the time-evolution of open quantum systems​”

Dr Kade Head-Marsden  (Harvard University)
22 April 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Uwe Jaekel

NITheP Mini-School
“Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods”

Prof Uwe Jaekel
6, 13 & 20 April 2021 at 15h00

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Dr Aniekan Ukpong

NITheP Colloquium
“High-Performance Computing: Insights from Condensed Matter and Materials
Physics​”

Dr Aniekan Magnus Ukpong (UKZN)
19 April 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Yasser Omar

NITheP Colloquium – in celebration of World Quantum Day
“Tackling Particle Tracking with Quantum Computation​”

Prof Yasser Omar (University of Lisbon)
14 April 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Shiraz Minwalla

NITheP Colloquium
“Bose Fermi Dualities in 3 spacetime dimensions​”

Prof Shiraz Minwalla
12 April 2021 at 16h00

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Dr Paola Andrea Concha Obando

NITheP Webinar
“Macro-to-micro quantum mapping and the emergence of nonlinearity”

Dr Paola Andrea Concha Obando
1 April 2021 at 14h00

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Prof Nico Orce

NITheP Colloquium
“On the universal constraints for relaxation rates for quantum dynamical
semigroup”

Prof Dariusz Chruscinski (Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University)
29 March 2021

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Prof Oluwole Daniel Makinde

NITheP  Colloquium
“Nanofluid Dynamics and its Engineering Cooling Applications”

Prof Oluwule Daniel Makinde (Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University)
15 March 2021

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Prof Ilya Sinayskiy

NITheP Colloquium
“Learning time: clocks and analogue machine learning” 
Prof Gerard Milburn (The University of Queensland, Australia)
8 March 2021

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Prof Ilya Sinayskiy

NITheP Colloquium
“Towards a theory of quantum gravity”

Prof Ofer Aharony (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
1 March 2021

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The 11th CHPC Introductory Programming School 

and

The 3rd NITheP Summer School on the Foundations of Theoretical and Computational Science

01 – 26 February 2021

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Prof Ilya Sinayskiy

NITheP Colloquium
“Open Quantum Walks”
Prof Ilya Sinayskiy (UKZN)
22 February 2021

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Prof Nico Orce

NITheP Colloquium
“COVID19 situation in South Africa using new epidemiological models.”
Prof Nico Orce (UWC)
15 February 2021

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Prof Morten Hjorth-Jensen

NITheP Colloquium
“Machine Learning and Quantum Mechanics for Many Interacting Particles”
Prof Morten Hjorth-Jensen (Michigan State University  & University of Oslo)
8 February 2021, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium with Prof Sera Markoff

NITheP Colloquium
“Putting the hair on black holes”
Prof Sera Markoff (University of Amsterdam)
25 January 2021, 16h00

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Dr Anton Trushechkin

NITheP Webinar
“Unified master equation of weak-coupling limit type”
Dr Anton Trushechkin (Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences)
21 January 2021, 14h00

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