The Science Faculty notes the passing of one of its distinguished alumni, Emeritus Professor Alistair Stephen, Life Fellow of UCT, who died recently at the age of 92 at his home in Fish Hoek on the Cape Peninsula. He is survived by his wife Helen, his four children Jen, Judy, Lil and David, and his 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
UCT will compete among the world's top institutions in drug discovery, one of the university's research signature themes, thanks to a powerful new 600MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, coupled to an ultra-sensitive cold probe.
The Department of Chemistry's new, state-of-the-art analytical laboratory gives UCT's undergraduate students access to facilities Professor Kelly Chibale could only dreamed of as a student in the 1980s.
The Physics Department's annual flagship schools outreach event, Phenomenal Physics, organised by Dr Spencer Wheaton, once again succeeded admirably in provoking thought, eliciting enthusiastic participation and convincing many pupils of the benefits of undertaking a science degree at UCT.