Saturday, 25 January 2020
Ocean’s potential to bolster food security

With better management and innovation, the ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today and more than two-thirds of the animal protein needed to feed the global population of the future. This is according to a new paper by an international group of researchers including Dr Carryn de Moor, a senior research officer from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the Marine Resource Assessment and Management (MARAM) Group.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 14:00
Students head to national computing competition final

After an outstanding performance during the first round of the Centre for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) Student Cluster Competition in July, two student-led teams from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are on their way to the national finals.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 08:15
Co-creating a locally relevant web

Who is the internet designed for? Is it locally relevant? Who are the people being left behind in the fourth industrial revolution? These are a few of the questions that have emerged from Dr Melissa Densmore’s research into bandwidth-constrained communities in and around Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 12:30
The highest energy light from a gamma-ray burst detected

While it has been decades since the discovery of the first gamma-ray bursts (GRB), some of their fundamental traits remain a puzzle. Astronomers from the University of Cape Town (UCT), including Professor Patrick Woudt and MSc student Reikantseone Diretse, are part of an international team of more than 300 researchers that has gained further insight into the physical processes at work during these events.


Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 08:45