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New shrimp species has unique association with octopus
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:45

Three new shrimp species with interesting habitat preferences have been discovered along a tiny stretch of coastline along Miller’s Point in False Bay.  The finding also uncovered the first known symbiotic relationship between a shrimp and a cephalopod.  The finds were made by Craig Foster, a free-diving wildlife documentary film-make and photographer and marine biologist Emeritus Professor Charles Griffiths, from the Marine Research Institute in the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Cape Town showcases young scientists
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:00

The UCT Sports Centre was abuzz with junior scientists taking part in the annual Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists.  Science Faculty staff and postgraduate students were judges at the event and gave students feedback on their projects...

Honours for UCT Marine Science Trio
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:15

UCT marine scientists professors Peter Ryan and John Bolton and Dr Sarah Fawcett were recently honoured at the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research's (SANCOR) triennial awards at the Southern Afrcain Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) in Port Elizabeth. 

MeASURe - new research unit in Physics at UCT
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:45

The art and science of measurement is at the heart of a new research unit recently established in the Department of Physics at UCT:  MeASURe:  the Metrological and Applied Sciences University Research Unit.

Opportunity on the high seas
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:15

SEAmester : the brainchild of Associate Professor Isabelle Ansorge, from the Department of Oceanography - where a floating classroom, combines technology with on-board lectures, has just returned from a voyage where students from around the country had a learning experience and an oceanic adventure.

Antarctic researchers break the ice
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:15

A second successful winter voyage aboard the ice-breaking research vessel SA Agulhas II into the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) has been undertaken by members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Sea Ice Research Team and headed up by Associate Professor Marcello Vichi, from the Department of Oceanography.

Celebrating women in Science at UCT
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 13:00

Ramona Hurdayal, from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology defines herself in multiple roles ranging from daughter, sister, lecturer, supervisor, mentor to researcher.  

Scientific methods of today essential for uncovering science of past
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:15

Associate Professor Shadreck Chirikure, from the Department of Archaeology shows how modern scientific techniques are critical for studying and uncovering the science of the past.

Ice in Antarctica gives insight into global warming
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:30

Recently returned from a trip to Antarctica, Associate Professor Marcello Vichi, who was with 70 other scientists, has come back with worrying information on what is happening to the sea ice in Antarctica.

Science Faculty celebrates National Science Week
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 09:30

The Faculty of Science at UCT will be celebrating National Science Week (NSW) with the 10th annual Science Postgraduate Symposium and by hosting the Eskom Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists.

Masters in Computational Science has its first graduate
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 09:15

Members of the Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) celebrated with Tharindu Senapathi, who became the first graduate in the Masters degree in Computational Science at UCT and in South Africa.  

Invest in science jobs for Africa
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:15

In his keynote address to the fifth Science in Africa UnConference in London, Professor Kelly Chibale, from the Department of Chemistry, highlighted the need to proactively seek out and nurture existing pockets of scientific excellence in Africa.