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The Institute

The Institute of Theoretical Physics (originally named Institute of Theoretical Nuclear Physics) was founded in 1984 with the support of the Nuclear Development Corporation of South Africa. The fundamental objectives of the Institute are to undertake research projects in theoretical physics, to assist in the education of graduate students and to provide a centre for the development and co-ordination of activities in theoretical physics in the Physics Department and elsewhere.

Our research activities cover a wide spectrum and include the study of

The activities of the Institute of Theoretical Physics are sometimes closely linked to those of the Stellenbosch-based hub of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP).

For more information please see the link to Research above.

Contact details

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For queries, please contact:
Either Prof. Herbert Weigel or Prof. Hans Eggers
Department of Physics
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Matieland, Stellenbosch
7602 South Africa

T: +27-21-8083391
F: +27-21-8083385
E: physoffice@sun.ac.za

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