Monday, 17 June 2019
Cultivating the next great paleoanthropologist

The story of human evolution has long been told with fossils from South Africa – discovered by a privileged few. The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to change that with a new generation of female scientists.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 12:15
George Ellis honoured with international award

The Georges Lemaître International Prize was awarded to George Ellis, emeritus professor from the Department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics at UCT, during May, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The prize is awarded every two years to a scientist who has made a major contribution to the development and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics or space research.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 11:15
UCT to host IdeasLab at World Economic Forum meeting

Dr Sheetal Silal, from the Department of Statistical Sciences is one of three researchers from UCT, who will lead this year’s discussions on innovative research into infectious diseases at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) IdeasLab. 

The IdeasLab is on the programme of the WEF 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, which takes place from 1 to 3 July in Dalian, China. And because the three presenters are from UCT, the university is regarded as “hosting” this year’s talk.

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 - 09:15
Snobbish birds prefer to live in luxury

A unique study of birdlife in South African cities has found that birds prefer wealthy areas to poorer ones but will move out if things get too cramped. The study was conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Turin, Italy and the Universities of Cape Town (UCT) and the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Their findings were published this week in the international journal of Global Change Biology.  Associate Professor Arjun Amar, from the Department of Biolgoical Sciences at UCT is a co-author on the study.


Publication Date:
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 12:00