Monday, 12 November 2018
Inspiring wonder in how the universe works

Dr Sahal Yacoob from the Department of Physics at UCT, has been involved with SA-CERN and working on the ATLAS experiment as a representative of not only his country but also his alma mater.  

Publication Date:
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 08:30
How the world’s smallest flightless bird got to Inaccessible Island

New research, involving Professor Peter Ryan and Dr Martim Melo, from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology in UCT's Department of Biological Sciences, used genetic techniques to figure out how the ancestors of the Inaccessible Island rail - the world's smallest flightless bird, arrived on the island.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 09:30
New hermit crab species in 3D

Three-dimensional X-ray micro-computed tomography has been used to describe a new species of hermit crab, Pagurus fraserorum, found in the rocky subtidal reefs off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The study, published in PLOS Oneby UCT marine taxonomist Dr Jannes Landschoff and co-author Emeritus Professor Charles Griffiths, from the Department of Biological Sciences, is the first description of a hermit crab in which most of the taxonomic details have been illustrated using 3D volume-rendered illustrations.


Publication Date:
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:30
The road to gigantism: understanding how the ancestors of giant sauropod dinosaurs grew

A recently published paper by PhD candidate Emil Krupadan, in conjunction with his supervisor Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Biological Sciences, and Dr Diego Pol, from Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, in Argentina, gives understanding of how the ancestors of giant sauropod dinosaurs grew on the road to gigantism.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:30