An international team of scientists, including Dr Robyn Pickering, from UCT's Department of Geological Sciences, have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean, to just over 1 million years old
At the recent NRF awards for 2015, Professor Michael Feast was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the field of Astronomy.
Five prominent female researchers at the University of Cape Town have been awarded SA Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chairs in their respective fields, as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Research Foundation (NRF) initiative to promote women in research. Two of these are from the Faculty of Science, namely Professor Jill Farrant and Dr Amanda Weltman
Dr Gina Ziervogel, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT, has just won the Distinguished Young Women Researcher Award at the recent Department of Science and Technology's 2015 Women in Science Awards (WISA) 2015.
The Women in Science Awards were founded by the Department of Science and Technology in 2003 as an means of rewarding and recognising women in the sciences. The theme for WISA 2015 was 'Science for a sustainable future' with the goal of addressing extreme poverty and ensuring basic human rights in health, education, shelter adn security.