The 28th World Conference of the INTDS
the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences
which took place in
was a great event.
(more about can be found here)
How can the targetmaker, being neither writer nor poet, express gratefulness for the atmosphere of this meeting, the hospitality, and bonhomie, we the meeting participants encountered everywhere during our stay in South Africa?
The 28th INTDS Conference was a splendid, unforgettable time the meeting attendees had in Stellenbosch.
During the 28th edition of the INTDS World Conference we had not only series of interesting talks on target preparation but thanks to efforts of the organisers, Ntombizonke Kheswa and her team, we got a chance to have a glimpse into very interesting studies performed by students coming from various South African universities. We had remarkable discussions with them not only during poster sessions but during coffee breaks as well. This fresh addition to the programme of our meetings was very much appreciated by us. All together we had 40 oral presentations (including 4 invited talks) and 10 posters. The 59 conference attendees represented 16 countries from Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.
And those evening sessions in Stellenbosch !!!.
The Proceedings with the contributions to the meeting are published in AIP Conf Proceeds, 1962, 1, (2018). The topics of the evening sessions are not included.
The visit to the iThemba LABS laboratories was not only a very interesting scientific event but as well a fantastic trip through science and its applications with young enthusiastic guides.
(for bigger view click on drawing)
Two extra “cherries on the cake" were added to the tour after visiting the iThemba facilities. First - the barbeque organised for the meeting participants after the tour and the second, the SUPER MOON. Was it a coincidence??
And this was not all. The trip through the vineyards and visit to
the lion orphanage
Enough? No. The conference banquet was organised in the historic property, Nooitgedacht Estate, in neighbourhood of Stellenbosch, dating back to 1774, where marvelous vine (we had chance to taste it during our banquet) has been produced for a few centuries.
The atmosphere of this official dinner party very quickly become informal and all enjoyed dancing in this beautiful house hosting our banquet.
the banquet there were as well more formal moments like, for example, handing
the traditional INTDS award to Anna
Stolarz from Heavy Ion Laboratory,
WHAT A MEETING!!!!
We all want to come back
reposted: October 2018