Monday, 21 January 2019
Robotic gliders roam the Antarctic waters in unprecedented ocean climate research

In an unprecedented study starting in December 2018 and running until February 2020, a fleet of robotic ocean gliders will attempt to occupy and collect vital measurements from the least studied place on the planet - the frigid ice covered Antarctic waters. The gliders will set out to measure how the icy Antarctic ocean absorbs heat, and other climate essential properties, from the atmosphere. Postdoctoral researcher Marcel du Plessis and  PhD candidate Isabelle Giddy are involved in this project.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 12:15
Accolade for being highly cited researchers goes to Emeritus Professor William Bond

Emeritus Professor William Bond, Department of Biological Sciences has just been named as one of the world's most highly cited researchers for 2018.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 09:45
Chemistry in and out of the laboratory for postgraduates Laa-iqa and Marwaan Rylands

Husband and wife duo Marwaan and Laa-iqa Rylands will both graduate with postgraduate Chemistry degrees from the Science Faculty on 14 December - Marwaan with a PhD and Laa-iqa with a MSc. They met while studying Chemistry at UCT and have their sights set on making a career for themselves in this field.

Publication Date:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 09:00
Never too late to overcome the odds

Friends often tell environmental and geographical scientist Witness Kozanayi that he left his PhD late. He is undeterred. While his academic journey began later than many and followed a road less travelled, Kozanayi’s resolve never wavered. Now, with graduation imminent, he’s proven “it is never too late to catch up”.

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 - 09:30