Spotlighting Senamile Masango – First African Woman Nuclear Scientist

Senamile Masango is the first African woman Nuclear Scientist, she alongside a group of students from South Africa's University of the Western Cape, UWC recently performed the first African-led experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland...

Senamile Masango is the first African woman Nuclear Scientist, she alongside a group of students from South Africa’s University of the Western Cape, UWC recently performed the first African-led experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland.

In an interview with CERN, Senamile said: “I am a role model now. You will hardly find any women doing physics in South Africa, and you will hardly find any black physicists. Nico treats us all equally and he’s making us hungry to break every barrier. We’re making history.” 

Masango was part of a group of student researchers from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa studying the isotope selenium-70 to better understand how its nuclei shape relates to its energy levels.

Another day, another slay for women in Africa!

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