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20. May 2016
Department of Science & Technology (DST) Sends Young Scientists to 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
The DST recently hosted a two-day workshop for eight young scientists who were selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June this year. The successful participants are outstanding students under the age of 35 in the field of Physics, which is the focus of this year’s meeting. They were selected after a multi-stage international selection process.
Dr Luyanda Noto, a post-doctoral student in the Physical Sciences at the University of the Free State, is one of the eight young South Africans selected. He described the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as something that could motivate other young scientists in the country to work even harder. He said meeting with the cream of the crop of outstanding scientists would boost his confidence and encourage him to emulate their example and become a future leader in South African science.
Nicholas Engelbrecht (North-West University), Sphumelele Ndlovu and Adriana Marais (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Siyambonga Matshawule (University of the Western Cape), Agnes Mbonyiryivuze and Gregory Jackson (University of Cape Town), and Sidiki Zongo (University of South Africa) were also selected to attend the meeting.
The group will leave for the meeting in June accompanied by the Association of Science of South Africa’s CEO, Prof. Roseanne Diab, and one of South Africa’s award-winning science journalists, Sarah Wild.
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