The school is organized by IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and the South Africa- CERN consortium and will be held at iThemba LABS in Cape Town July 7th - 17th. Its intention is to give practical experience with developing and controlling mid-range real time experiments. Hands-on experience is very important. The school provides lectures and laboratory exercises, given by experts in radiation measurements with state-of-the-art experience. The lectures introduce firmware, software and web based programming (for remote control), and show how this can be used in different areas of science. In order to minimize the hardware cost Raspberry Pis are used as controllers. This should be an advantage when the students later develop their own systems. The Raspberry Pi operating system is similar to Linux which means that it supports many of the standard Data Acquisition software tools.
The schedule close to final but modifications might still occur
The goal of the school is
Location and Date
iThemba LABS in Capetown, South Africa
July 7th to July 17th 2018
The school requires undergraduate knowledge in physics and electronics.
Master and Ph.D. students are targeted. The total number of students is limited to about 50. On Sunday July 8th there will be a one-day FPGA workshop. Here the number of student is limited to 20.
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