Tuesday, 18 January 2022
On thin ice: Open Data and interdisciplinary collaboration

2016 saw an unprecedented reduction of the sea ice extent in Antarctica. To better understand the reasons for this phenomenon, researchers in UCT’s Department of Oceanography teamed up with, among others, Professor Sebastian Skatulla from the Department of Civil Engineering. The result of this cross-faculty collaboration was a shared, inter-disciplinary research space on ZivaHub: Open Data UCT, facilitated by Digital Library Services.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 11:30
PhD graduand becomes SA’s first black observational ocean biogeochemist

Mhlangabezi Mdutyana is a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate-in-waiting. He’s the son of a domestic worker and a security guard and he grew up on the dusty roads of Polar Park in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. Having just graduated with his PhD from UCT, he makes history as South Africa’s first black observational ocean biogeochemist.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 11:15
MeerKAT Discovers Mystery Clouds

An international team of astronomers led by Gyula Józsa, and Michelle Cluver and Professor Thomas Jarrett from the Department of Astronomy at UCT, has utilized the South African MeerKAT telescope to discover a mysterious chain of hydrogen gas clouds the size of a massive galaxy. Indeed, the accumulation of so much elemental hydrogen without associated stellar components is the largest yet discovered.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 14:00
PhD graduate acknowledges the rocks in his life

Raised by a single mother of three children, Marvel Makhubele has come a long way from his roots in Limpopo. He will be graduating with a PhD in Geoscience from the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 14 December 2021.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 13:45