Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Pictures from the inauguration of the High-throughput electronics lab on November 14th

Erna Van Wyk, from the Wits Communication Team, has passed us some of the pictures that she took during the inauguration of the High-throughput electronics lab on November 14th. The lab was inaugurated by Prof. Adam Habib, Wits Vice Chancellor and Principal, who gave a smashing speech. Erna is making the audio available. Prof. John Carter, the Head of the School of Physics chaired the function. Prof. Helder Marques, the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, also gave a great talk. Prof. Peter Jenni, former spokesperson of ATLAS and Dr. Irene Vichou, the Project Leader of the Tile Calorimeter of ATLAS attended the meeting remotely from Geneva. We were very pleased with their statements of support. The event took place at the Honours presentation room that is equipped with very a very nice conference facility.

Below some of the pictures:

Prof. John Carter opening the function:

Another view of Prof. Carter's address. One can see the at the centre of the picture, Prof. Peter Jenni, Dr. Irene Vichou connected from CERN together with some of our post-docs and close collaborators:

Prof. Adam Habib delivering his amazing speech:

Prof Helder Marques delivering another amazing speech:

We were honoured to have Prof. Justin Jonas representing the SKA:

Right before cutting the ribbon:

Right after Prof. Adam Habib cut the ribbon, students rush in to take positions for the demonstrations:

Mitch Cox talking to Prof. Adam Habib about his research in high-throughput electronics:

Prof. Adam Habbib addressing the students at the lab:

Matthew Spoor talking about his work on FPGAs to SA-CERN colleagues and a representative from Microsoft:

Harshna Jivan talking about the teams work on radiation studies:

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