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Wednesday 11 April: We finally, actually do go home! Phew!.

Quite a lot of last minute things to do before heading off to the airport. All of us going in different directions, Anne-Marie packing and coffee at the local coffee house, Tina, Jerry and Tanya on a mission to the Table Mountain cable car and cj and tw to UCT for a seminar on Super symmetry at the LHC.


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Queues for the cable car were too long so ...

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... coffee and the beach instead at Camps Bay.

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Cj and tw to UCT via an outdoor shop in a search for cast iron potjie. Only a 1/4 size one was available so bought it and a cast iron bread 'tin' as well.

Had a little spare time at UCT before the seminar so was able to have a quick look at some undergraduate experiments that I had not seen before. Loved the cast iron stand supporting the umbilical cable for the gamma detector, it could have graced a palm court.

Very impressed also by the old hand crafted electro magnet still splitting spectral lines to demonstrate the Zeeman effect but now for the benefit of a CCD detector.

Then off to the seminar given by Dr Sarah Williams, University of Cambridge: “New results from electroweak SUSY searches using the ATLAS detector at the LHC”.


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Low background gamma ray counting facility.

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Loved the cast iron stand, it would grace any parlour.

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Still splitting spectral lines.

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Dr Sarah Williams: “New results from electroweak SUSY searches using the ATLAS detector at the LHC”.

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