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Physics for development

Nature Physics volume 3, pages 747749 (2007) | Download Citation


South Africa has recognized the importance of science in the development of its society, in moving away from its apartheid past and striving to eradicate poverty. Opportunities abound in its growing programme of physics research.

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  1. School of Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Scottsville 3209, South Africa, and president of the South African Institute of Physics.

    • Nithaya Chetty
  2. School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, PO WITS 2050, South Africa, and president-elect of the South African Institute of Physics.

    • Simon Connell
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hunter College, City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA.

    • Ahmed C. Bawa


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