Friday, 17 August 2018
New study finds blue boron-bearing diamonds on rock recycling route

A new study just published in Nature, by UCT Geologist Professor Steve Richardson and his international peers has revealed that blue diamonds are a 'superdeep' type of diamond that originate as much as four times deeper in the Earth (up to 660-750 km) compared to most other diamonds.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:15
The universe in a cloud

The MeerKAT telescope, the first phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope in South Africa, will allow astronomers to understand how galaxies form and evolve, study dark matter, black holes and understand some of the most violent explosions taking place in the universe. The trouble is that before we can unlock these secrets of the universe, we have to solve the accompanying big data challenge.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 13:00
Upgrading the largest experiment on Earth

An agreement between CERN and the Department of Science and Technology has put in writing that South Africa is officially a member of the collaboration and involved with upgrades to two of the detectors used in the ALICE experiment,” explains Dr Tom Dietel, from UCT’s Department of Physics and a CERN collaborator since 2005.


Publication Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 13:00
Prof Reddy to lead International Science Council

Renowned mathematician Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first president of the newly formed International Science Council (ISC).

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30