Thursday, 16 August 2018
Physics entertains students at Lucy and Stephen Hawking book launch in Khayelitsha

A team from the Department of Physics put on a spectacular science show at the launch of the translation into several South African languages of a children's book, George's Secret Key to the Universe, written by Lucy Hawking and her famous father, 

Publication Date:
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 08:15
Scientists stunned by decline of birds during epic Southern African roadtrip

A two year project to repeat a famous bird survey project across 20 000km of Botswana has confirmed researchers' fears:  many birds of prey are fast disappearing.  Reported sightings of iconic eagle and vulture species have declined by as much as 80%, compared with the previous survey, while some migrant species recorded last time have vanished, according to the study published this week in Biological Conservation.  Associate Professor Arjun Amar from the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT supervised the research, and PhD student Beckie Garbett led the study.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:00
Distinguished physics teacher leaves his mark

Gregor Leigh from the Physics Department is Leigh is one of four new recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA), a highly prized accolade at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The former high-school maths and science teacher and technikon lecturer shared his thoughts with Helen Swingler.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:00
A new window on the universe

UCT is part of a consortium that is taking astronomy to greater heights with the launch of the new optical telescope, MeerLICHT, which took place in Sutherland on 25 May 2018.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:30