oa Quest - Q&A with a nuclear physicist

Volume 15 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1729-830X



This interview was one of the #WomenofUP profi les posted on the university’s website during August to celebrate Women’s Month. You’re a nuclear physicist! Wow! What made you choose this career path? During my fi rst year at the University of Limpopo (Medunsa campus), an MSc student studying medical physics, Khombo Dumela, was my physics tutor and used to take a class of about 250 students for tutorials, and remarkably handle the whole session herself. I used to love the way she made us solve tutorial problems by ourselves and encouraged us to do all the problems without depending on her. In my eyes she was this smart young lady helping us with physics, the hardest subject known to man! This was really incredible to me and I really admired her intelligence. I also hoped that one day I would be the one helping other students with physics like her. That infl uenced my decision in continuing with physics up to Honours level.

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