Large earthquakes cause other quakes near and far. Analyses of quakes in Pakistan and Chile suggest that such triggering can occur almost instantaneously, making triggered events hard to detect, and potentially enhancing the associated hazards.
An international team of scientists that includes a leading astronomy researcher from the University of Cape Town and one from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) have helped to make a groundbreaking discovery by peering through the stars and dust of the Milky Way with a radio telescope to discover hidden galaxies beyond.
The Science Faculty mourns the passing of Mr Goodman Mlungu, a departmental assistant in the Department of Chemistry, who worked at UCT for 31 years,
Professor Jill Farrant, , UCT Research Chair in Plant Molecular Physiology, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, recently presented a GlobalTED talk in Geneva, Switzerland on resurrection (extreme drought tolerant) plants and their potential to ensure food security in the face of climate change.