Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Womxn in Physics making their mark

The Department of Physics recently hosted a Womxn in Physics lunch to highlight the issue of under representation of women in Physics and to encourage current students to consider further studies in the field. At this event two PhD students shared their journey and tips for success with the students and staff who attended.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:45
NRF Hamilton Naki award for Professor Ed February

At the annual NRF Awards function where recipients for top honours in the science and research field are announced, Professor Ed February, Department of Biological Sciences, was announced as the recipient of the Hamilton Naki Award.  This award honours individuals for achieving world-class research performance despite considerable challenges.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:45
Ledumahadi Mafube - new giant dinosaur species found in SA

UCT palaeoscientist, Associate Professor Emese Bordy, from the Department of Geological Sciences at UCT was among the international team of scientists from UCT, University of the Witwatersrand, Oxford University and the South African National Museum, who discovered a new species of a giant dinosaur, Ledumahadi Mafube, in the Free State Province.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:00
Using computers to improve lives

Dr Melissa Densmore, Department of Computer Science and UCT's ICT4D, was recently awarded the prestigious $500 000 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Challenge grant. She will be one of a group of researchers from across the globe using the funds to address maternal and child health issues through a digital communication project.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:00