Thursday, 16 August 2018
Pint of Science at UCT

The Faculty of Science hosted Pint of Science - an international three day festival (held simultaneously in 21 countries across the globe) that makes science and science research accessible to everyone.  Science students and staff presented their research in a relaxed environment - in the UCT Club and showed how science relates to everyday life.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:00
Understanding migratory patterns is key

Bird migration. where birds fly from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere to leave autumn and enter spring and then make the return journey from autumn in the southern hemisphere to spring in the northern hemisphere, is a challenging process for birds.  These migratory bird habits need to be studied further and in more depth according to Professor Les Underhill, from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:00
The value of storm water

The proposed Cape Town water tariff for 2018/19 ignores storm water as a water augmentation opportunity, even though it could be critical in bolstering the city’s scarce water supply and its resilience to climate change, says Dr Kevin Winter of UCT’s Future Water Institute.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:45
'A great spirit and a wonderful mind’

Stephen Hawking was “a great spirit and a wonderful mind”, said senior scholar and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems George Ellis in his recent tribute to the renowned theoretical physicist, a collaborator and friend.  George Ellis and Stephen Hawking were postdoc students together at Cambridge University as well as long-time friends. Ellis delivered his tribute to Hawking, who died on 14 March, to a packed lecture theatre in the Department of Physics’ RW James Building.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:45