‘You don't always have to look for something because it is useful for the next day. It's like for the sake of knowledge..."
‘BaGel (Ball of Germanium and LaBr) is used to detect the de-excitation radiation (gamma rays) from nuclei excited via nuclear reactions. Nuclear structure studies have important impact in the understanding of astrophysical phenomena such as the dynamics of neutron stars and the production of heavy elements in the universe.’
DR. LUNA PELLEGRI, SENIOR RESEARCHER, ITHEMBA LABS, CAPE TOWN