EVENTS HOSTED IN 2024

Here are the events we hosted and/or sponsored in 2024. You can view the details of these events below.

Please click to view events hosted in other years, or our past schools / mini-schools

Donovan Slabbert

NITheCS Micro-school
‘Matplotlib Introduction – Don’t Lose the Plot’
Donovan Slabbert (Stellenbosch University)
12 June 2024  

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Dr Jarita Holbrook

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Discovering African Cultural Astronomy’
Dr Jarita Holbrook (University of Edinburgh and University of the Western Cape)
11 June 2024  

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Prof Andre Weideman

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Rational Fourier Approximation and Nonlinear PDEs’
Prof André Weideman (Stellenbosch University)
10 June 2024  

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NITheCS Software Carpentry Workshop

NITheCS and Software Carpentries Workshop
‘Introduction: Shell, Git and Python (programming & plotting)’
10-14 June 2024 

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Imperial College-AIMS Connect Partnership Seed Workshop

Imperial College-AIMS Connect Partnership Seed Workshop and Research Kickoff
10 – 14 June 2024
Venue: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg

PROGRAMME

Prof Oné R. Pagán

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
Ligand/Receptor Complexities and Molecular Vibrations: Insights from Nicotine and Cotinine in Flatworms
Prof Oné R. Pagán (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7 June 2024

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Cornell University & NITheCS Games Workshop 2024

Cornell University & NITheCS Workshop/Short Course
‘Building dynamic human-environment games’
Andrew Reid Bell (Cornell University, USA) and Cang Hui (Stellenbosch University)
4-7 June 2024

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Dr Renate Thiede

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Introduction to QGIS for Spatial Statistics’
Dr Renate Thiede (University of Pretoria)
6 June 2024 

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Rene Stander

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Introduction to Python programming’
Rene Stander (University of Pretoria)
4 June 2024

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Luca Mesiti

NITheCS & SU Category Theory Research Seminar
‘Aspects of 2-dimensional Elementary Topos Theory’
Luca Mesiti (University of Leeds, UK)
4 June 2024

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Prof Marlo Möller

NITheCS Colloquium
‘The power of contemporary African DNA: Exploring human evolution and health in Africa’
Prof Marlo Möller (Stellenbosch University)
3 June 2024

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Prof Vincenzo Savona

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
‘Solving discrete optimisation problems with a variational quantum-inspired algorithm’
Prof Vincenzo Savona (Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland)
31 May 2024  

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Dr Jeanne Fredericks

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Data Quality & Data Ownership: Building a Solid Foundation for Data-Driven Success’
Dr Jeanne Fredericks (The Change Hub)
30 May 2024  

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Prof Peter Leach

NITheCS Mini-school
‘The algebras of ordinary differential equations’
Prof Peter Leach (University of KwaZulu-Natal & Durban University of Technology)
8, 15, 22 & 29 May 2024

ABSTRACT

VIEW:

Lecture 1 (8 May)
Lecture 2 (15 May)
Lecture 3 (22 May)
Lecture 4 (29 May)

Dr Partha Nandi

NITheCS Mini-school
‘Exploring Quantum Aspects of Gravitational Waves’
Dr Partha Nandi (Stellenbosch University)
Wednesday, 8, 15, 22 & 29 May 2024

ABSTRACT  

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Lecture 1 (8 May) SLIDES
Lecture 2 (15 May)  |  SLIDES
Lecture 3 (22 May)
Lecture 4 (29 May)

Kabelo Mahloromela

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Introduction to R programming’
Kabelo Mahloromela (University of Pretoria)
Tuesday, 28 May 2024  

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Elena Caviglia

NITheCS & Stellenbosch University Category Theory Research Seminar
‘Principal bundles and quotient stacks over sites’
Elena Caviglia (University of Leicester, UK)
28 May 2024 

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Prof Romeel Davé

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Our Universe, the Movie! (Based on a True Story)’
Prof Romeel Davé (University of Edinburgh and University of the Western Cape)
27 May 2024 

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Dr Jeanne Fredericks

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Extracting Actionable Insights: Answering the ‘So What’ Question in Data Analysis’
Dr Jeanne Fredericks (The Change Hub)
23 May 2024  

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Prof Pankaj Kumar

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar
‘The Standard Model of the Universe, its Problems and Beyond’
Dr Pankaj Kumar (Maharaja Agrasen University, India)
23 May 2024  

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Dr Warren Brettenny

ICCSSA & NITheCS Online Short Course
‘Data Literacy is the next fundamental skill… are we ready?’
Dr Warren Brettenny (Matrix Design Africa; Decision Intelligence Team)
21 May 2024  

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Daniella Moore

NITheCS & SU Category Theory Research Seminar
‘Open discussion on activities of the Stellenbosch University Category Theory Seminar 2024’
Chaired by: Daniella Moore (Stellenbosch University)
21 May 2024

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Prof David Berenstein

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘Staggered bosons, Kahler Dirac bosons and supersymmetry on the lattice’
Prof David Berenstein (University of California, USA)
21 May 2024

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Prof Heidi Prozesky

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Postdoctoral research fellows at South African public universities: Key findings from a national study’
Prof Heidi Prozesky (Stellenbosch University)
20 May 2024

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Prof Carsten Maple

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Building trustworthy national digital identity systems’
Prof Carsten Maple (University of Warwick)
17 May 2024

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Dr Yaseera Ismail

Stellenbosch Laser Student Chapter Science Talk
‘Quantum Possibilities: Shaping the future of innovation’
Dr Yaseera Ismail (Stellenbosch University)
16 May 2024

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Roy Ferguson

NITheCS & Stellenbosch University Category Theory Research Seminar
‘Extensivity for Sum Structures’
Roy Ferguson (Stellenbosch University)
14 May 2024

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Prof Soebur Razzaque

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Gamma-ray bursts: The most powerful explosions in the universe’
Prof Soebur Razzaque (University of Johannesburg)
13 May 2024 

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Prof Stef Roux

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar
‘Quadrature bases for a fermionic Wigner functional theory’
Prof Stef Roux (University of Pretoria and University of Toronto, Canada)
10 May 2024 

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Prof George Azzopardi

NITheCS Colloquium
‘A trainable and explainable filter-based approach to visual pattern recognition’
Prof George Azzopardi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
7 May 2024 

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Dr Raghav Jha

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘SYK model on a noisy quantum computer – dynamics and state preparation’
Dr Raghav Jha (Jefferson Lab, USA)
7 May 2024 

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Prof Zurab Janelidze

NITheCS and Stellenbosch University Category Theory Research Seminar
What we know and what we do not know about noetherian forms
Prof Zurab Janelidze (Stellenbosch University)
7 May 2024  

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NITheCS Software Carpentry Workshop

NITheCS Software Carpentry Workshop
‘Shell, Git, Programming with R’
6-9 May 2024 

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Prof Peter Leach

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Why Bother?’
Prof Peter Leach (University of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban University of Technology)
6 May 2024

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Dr Stella Bvuma

STEM MentHER & NITheCS Webinar
‘Mentorship for Professional Development: Practical advice mentorship for networking, skill enhancement, and career advancement opportunities’
Dr Stella Bvuma (University of Johannesburg)
Chaired by Dr Cerene Rathilal (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Dr Lungile Sitole (University of Johannesburg)
6 May 2024

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Prof Bruce Watson

NITheCS Mini-School 
‘Vector lattices with a view to applications in stochastic processes’
Prof Bruce A. Watson (University of the Witwatersrand, CoE-MaSS and NITheCS)
Wed, 10, 17 & 24 April 2024 & Thurs, 2 May  |  14h00 SAST
Venue: online

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Dr Ana Belen Avilez

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar
‘What is Point-free Topology?’
Dr Ana Belén Avilez (University of the Western Cape)
2 May 2024

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Dr Peter Faul

NITheCS and Stellenbosch University Category Theory Research Seminar
‘2-dimensional bifunctor theorems, distributive laws and uncurrying
Dr Peter Faul (Stellenbosch University)
30 April 2024 

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Dr Anslyn John

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Cosmology with viscous dark matter
Dr Anslyn John (Stellenbosch University)
29 April 2024

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14th Joburg School on String Theory

14th Joburg School on String Theory
‘Recent trends in CFT and the Gauge/Gravity correspondence’
29 April-3 May 2024

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Prof Christian G. Boehmer

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar
‘Dynamical systems in cosmology – theory and applications’
Prof Christian G. Boehmer (University College London, UK)
25 April 2024

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Dr Graham Manuell

NITheCS and Stellenbosch University Category Theory Research Seminar
‘Adjoint split extensions and 2-dimensional protomodularity’
Dr Graham Manuell (Stellenbosch University)
23 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Bruce Bassett

NITheCS Colloquium
‘How close is Artificial General Intelligence and how will it affect fundamental science?’
Prof Bruce Bassett (University of Cape Town)
22 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Boitumelo Moletsane

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Use of poetry to foster inquiry into Mathematics’
Boitumelo Moletsane (University of the Witwatersrand)
15 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Rivan Rughubar

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
‘Quantum Computing Enhanced Service Ecosystem for Simulation in Manufacturing’

Rivan Rughubar (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
12 April 2024 

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt

NITheCS Colloquium
‘From So Simple A Beginning: Understanding Large Language Models’
Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS FREng FBCS (Jesus College Oxford and University of Oxford, UK)
10 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Dr Isobel Kolbe

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘The quark-gluon plasma at high densities and in small systems’
Dr Isobel Kolbe (University of the Witwatersrand)
9 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Matheus Grasselli

NITheCS Colloquium
‘How can Central Banks Help Finance the Transition to a Net-zero Economy’
Prof Matheus Grasselli (McMaster University, Canada)
8 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Naresh Dadhich

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar
‘Field Theories from the Relativistic Law of Motion’
Prof Naresh Dadhich (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India)
8 April 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar - Kishan Dayaram

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar  
‘An Introduction to Effectus Theory’
Kishan Dayaram (University of Johannesburg)
5 April 2024 

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32nd Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2024

32nd Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2024
‘Recent Trends in Gravitation’
31 March-7 April 2024

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Prof Martin Bucher & Dr Japie Greeff

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar 
‘The Hodograph as a Visual Aid in the Study of Charged Particle Collisions: Algebraic Geometry applied to the description of Charged Particle Trajectories in the Classical Path Approximation – Part II’
Prof John Douglas Hey, MRSSAf (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
27 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Martin Bucher & Dr Japie Greeff

NITheCS Mini-School 
‘Parallel Computation with GPUs: An Introduction to Programming with CUDA’
Martin Bucher (CNRS, France) and Japie Greeff (North-West University)
6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  RESOURCES

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Lecture 1 (6 Mar)
Lecture 2 (13 Mar)
Lecture 3 (20 Mar)
Lecture 4 (27 Mar)

Dr Amartya Goswami

NITheCS Webinar
‘Exploring potential research collaborations in the field of quantales together’
Dr Amartya Goswami (University of Johannesburg)
26 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Dr Amartya Goswami

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘Squeezing and melting nuclear matter with coloured glass’
Dr Mawande Lushozi (University of Cape Town)
26 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Marco Merkli

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Evolution of Quantum Systems Subjected to Noise’
Prof Marco Merkli (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
25 March 2024

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Prof Marco Merkli

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
‘Approach to equilibrium of an optical quantum field mode scattering from a non-equilibrium quantum reservoir’
Prof Marco Merkli (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
22 March 2024 

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Pablo Veganzones Parellada

UKZN & NITheCS Seminar 
‘The Hodograph as a Visual Aid in the Study of Charged Particle Collisions: Algebraic Geometry applied to the description of Charged Particle Trajectories in the Classical Path Approximation’
Prof John Douglas Hey, MRSSAf (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
22 March 2024 

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Pablo Veganzones Parellada

MITP & NITheCS Seminar 
‘Fermions and higher spin’
Kushal Chakraborty (University of the Witwatersrand)
19 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Pablo Veganzones Parellada

NITheCS Colloquium 
‘Photons in quantum communication and computation’
Pablo Veganzones Parellada (University of Valladolid, Spain)
18 March 2024 

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Pablo Veganzones Parellada

Functional Analysis and Operator Theory South Africa (FAOTSA) Workshop
17-19 March 2024

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Prof Bruce Watson

NITheCS Webinar 
‘Stochastic processes and their Riesz space generalization – part II’
Prof Bruce A. Watson (University of the Witwatersrand, CoE-MaSS and NITheCS)
15 March 2024

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Dr Tzula Propp

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar 
‘Decoherence Limiting the Cost to Simulate an Anharmonic Oscillator’
Dr Tzula Benjamin Propp (Delft University of Technology)
15 March 2024 

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Prof Rituparno Goswami

NITheCS & UKZN Webinar
‘The Famous Partition Function and Partitions that are Arithmetic Sequences’
Prof Rituparno Goswami (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
14 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Anosh Joseph

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘Quantum Gravity from the Lattice’
Anosh Joseph (University of the Witwatersrand)
12 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Robert Faff

NITheCS-QFRP & SU Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science: Webinar
‘Academic Research in Science’
Prof Robert Faff (Bond Business School, Australia)
12 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof George Ellis

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Quantum Physics and Biology: the Local Wavefunction Approach’
Prof George Ellis, FRS (University of Cape Town)
11 March 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW  |  PRESENTATION SLIDES

International Day of Mathematics 2024

International Day of Mathematics
Online programme for high school students and undergraduates
Dr Cerene Rathilal (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
9 March 2024

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Prof Bruce Watson

NITheCS Webinar 
‘Stochastic processes and their Riesz space generalization’ – part I
Prof Bruce A. Watson (University of the Witwatersrand, CoE-MaSS and NITheCS)
8 March 2024

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Prof Izak Snyman

MITP & NITheCS Seminar
‘Zero-energy quasiparticles in an interacting nanowire containing a topological Josephson junction’
Prof Izak Snyman (University of the Witwatersrand)
5 March 2024 

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Prof Kristian Müller-Nedebock

NITheCS Colloquium
‘How to build highways in a cell’
Prof Kristian Müller-Nedebock (Stellenbosch University)
4 March 2024

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Dean Brand

QSUN, SAQuTI & NITheCS Seminar
‘Markovian Noise Modelling and Parameter Extraction Framework for Quantum Devices’
Dean Brand (Stellenbosch University)
1 March 2024

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Dr Simo Mthethwa

NITheCS Webinar
‘A Closer Look at Freudenthal and Rim-compactness’
Dr Simo Mthethwa (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
1 March 2024

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3MC: International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Life Sciences

3MC: International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Life Sciences
28 February–1 March 2024

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Dr Graeme Pleasance

NITheCS Mini-School 
‘Introduction to Quantum Thermodynamics: An Open Systems Perspective’
Dr Graeme Pleasance (Stellenbosch University)

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Prof Vishnu Jejjala

MITP and NITheCS Seminar
‘Deep Learning Topology’
Prof Vishnu Jejjala (University of the Witwatersrand)
27 February 2024 

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Prof Ozlem Tastan Bishop

NITheCS Colloquium
‘Art of Computational Drug Design – Possibility of Victory without Battle’
Prof Özlem Tastan Bishop (Rhodes University)
26 February 2024 

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

BMRI Conference 2024

BMRI Conference: ‘Digital Health Africa 2024’ 
Presented by the Stellenbosch University Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI)
23-24 February 2024

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South Africa Blockchain Symposium and Hackathon

3MC: African Mathematical School on Quantitative Biology: Applications in Epidemiology, Ecology and Cancer
19-27 February 2024
Venue: North West University, Potchefstroom Campus

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Dr Anwar Vahed

NITheCS Colloquium 
‘DIRISA: A National Infrastructure for Data Democracy’
Dr Anwar Vahed (Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa)
19 February 2024 

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Masterclass

CoRE-AI Masterclass 
‘Application of AI in Cybersecurity’
Dr Emmanuel Masabo (University of Rwanda)
14 February 2024

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Data Carpentry Workshop

Data Carpentry Workshop 
‘Introduction: Data Carpentry (Ecology with R)’
12-16 February 2024  

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Dr Ruan Veldtman

NITheCS Colloquium 
‘From Satellites to Molecules – Discovery & Explanation of the Slowest German Wasp Invasion in the World’
Dr Ruan Veldtman (Stellenbosch University and SANBI)
12 February 2024

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

South Africa Blockchain Symposium and Hackathon

2024 South Africa Blockchain in Education Symposium and Hackathon
‘The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Education’
6-7 February 2024

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Quantum Information Workshop 2024

Quantum Information Workshop 2024
‘Applications of Quantum Information in Astrophysics and Cosmology’
5-7 February 2024

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14th CHPC Coding School 2024

CHPC & NITheCS Summer School 2024
The 14th CHPC Coding Summer School and the 6th NITheCS Summer School on the Foundations of Theoretical and Computational Science
29 January – 9 February 2024

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Week 2 – Day 1:
Lecture 1 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Tutorial 1 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Lecture 2 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Tutorial 2 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy

Week 2 – Day 2
Guest talk – Dr Andrew Gill
Lecture 3 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Tutorial 3 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Lecture 4 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy
Tutorial 4 – Introduction to Machine Learning – Prof Ilya Sinayskiy

Week 2 – Day 3:
Guest talk – Mr Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar
Section 1 – Dr Paul van Staden & Dr Rene Stander: Prob. & Stats
Section 2 – Dr Paul van Staden & Dr Rene Stander: Prob. & Stats
Section 3 – Dr Paul van Staden & Dr Rene Stander: Prob. & Stats
Section 3 Q&A – Dr Paul van Staden & Dr Rene Stander: Prob. & Stats

Week 2 – Day 4:
Guest talk – Ms Refilwe Kai-Sikhakhane
Guest talk – Mr Donovan Slabbert
Lecture 1 – Prof Uwe Jaekel: Monte Carlo Methods
Lecture 2 – Prof Uwe Jaekel: Monte Carlo Methods
Lecture 1 – Dr Graeme Pleasance: Scipy & ODEs
Lecture 2 – Dr Graeme Pleasance: Scipy & ODEs

Week 2 – Day 5:
Guest talk: Ms Nomlie Mfuphi: Bio-Informatics
Lecture 1 – Dr Krishna Govender: Computational Chemistry
Lecture 2 – Dr Krishna Govender: Computational Chemistry
Closing

MUST Deep Learning Bootcamp 2024

MUST Deep Learning ‘Bootcamp’
Prof Marelie Davel (North-West University) and others
29 January – 2 February 2024

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CoRE-AI Masterclass - Equitable AI in Health Care

CoRE-AI Masterclass
‘Equitable AI in Health Care’
17 January 2024

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Sixth Mandelstam Theoretical Physics School

Sixth Mandelstam Theoretical Physics School and Workshop 2024
‘Recent Developments in Large N, Holography, and Complexity’
Venue: University of the Witwatersrand
9-16 January 2024

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