Monday, 18 October 2021
Serendipitous discovery leads scientists to new galaxies in the sky

A team of scientists representing three South African universities, including the University of Cape Town (UCT), were pleasantly surprised when their usual studies of the sky revealed a rather unusual find: 20 new, previously unidentified galaxies.

Publication Date:
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 11:45
The ancient African plant that captured Armani’s attention

Although it’s widely used in African traditional medicine, modern science is only beginning to appreciate the remarkable pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications of the plant Myrothamnus flabellifolia. This is why designer, Giorgio Armani, chose it as the main ingredient in his skincare range, Crema Nera.

Publication Date:
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 10:15
New Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence at UCT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) already shapes our everyday lives and has the enormous potential to both solve complex industrial and social problems and create new and innovative products and solutions. However, many organisations are still grappling to understand the relevance and future impact of AI on their activities, and what they should be doing about it. This is one of the pressing issues to be addressed by the new Master's degree in AI, to be offered by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town from 2022.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 14:30
UCT student ties for first in SA Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad

University of Cape Town (UCT) third-year BSc student Tim Schlesinger tied first with two other students at the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 12:30