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Inaugural Lecture Professor Francesca Little
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 10:00

The Dean of the Faculty of Science invites you to the inaugural lecture of Professor Francesca Little from the Department of Statistical Sciences.  Professor Little will deliver her inaugural lecture entitled, "Longitudinal Analysis of Multivariate Responses"

 

 

Award for world-first textbook on ontological engineering
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 09:30

Associate Professor Maria Keet of the Department of Computer Science has won the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Open Textbook Award for her “exemplary resource”, An Introduction to Ontology Engineering. It is her first open textbook, and a world-first textbook on the subject for computer scientists.

Climate change expert bags Social Responsiveness Award
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 09:30

Who can forget Cape Town’s record-breaking, once-in-a-century drought? Dam levels were at an all-time low, and that ominous phrase “Day Zero” dominated the news agenda both locally and abroad. Associate Professor Gina Ziervogel, a University of Cape Town (UCT) geographer and climate change adaption expert, was part of a multi-disciplinary team who raced to find solutions for the region’s water crisis.

Shining the spotlight on women in palaeoscience
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 12:30

In the latest edition of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Human Evolution Research Institute’s (HERI) Winter Webinar Series, two women palaeoscientists had the opportunity to share their experiences of carving out a career path in this field. Dr Dipuo Kgotleng, the director of the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Palaeo-Research Institute and HERI #AdvancingWomxn PhD candidate Rivoningo Khosa delivered candid insights into their individual journeys to inspire those following in their footsteps.

Two UCT researchers awarded ‘Science Oscars’
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 09:30

In recognition of their outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Sheetal Silal from the Department of Statistical Science and Professor Michael Claeys received awards at the NSTF-South32 event.

Women benefit more from collaboration
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:45

A  new paper led by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Jessica van der Wal shows that the “positive effects” of collaboration were stronger for women researchers than their men counterparts.

Women benefit more from collaboration
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:45

A  new paper led by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Jessica van der Wal shows that the “positive effects” of collaboration were stronger for women researchers than their men counterparts.

UCT scientists celebrated as superheroes who save the world
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 09:00

Imagine a world where children colour in pictures of their favourite scientist, or dress up as a real‑life researcher for costume days at school. Imagine a world where scientists are celebrated as much as Spiderman or the Black Panther. That world is here. University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers and academics are among the heroes of a programme that aims to bring the achievements of scientists closer to children, to inspire their interest in maths and science.

Serendipitous discovery leads scientists to new galaxies in the sky
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 11:45

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.

The ancient African plant that captured Armani’s attention
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 10:15

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.

New Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence at UCT
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 14:30

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.

UCT student ties for first in SA Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 12:30

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

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