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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.

Rapid assay analysis? There’s an app for that.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:15

James Foster and Shaun Maxwell of the UCT Department of Computer Science  have developed a mobile app that can be used to streamline and support research and drug testing, particularly in less well-equipped laboratories.

Has urbanisation made us sleep less?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:45

Researchers from University of Surrey, in collaboration with groups in South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and the USA, examined the sleep patterns of people from two neighbouring communities in Mozambique:  the small electrified urban town Milange and the non-electrified rural community Tengua, to determine whether urbansation and electrification decrease the amount that we sleep.  Associate Professor Laura Roden, from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology is the senior authors on the study.

UCT researchers honoured at ‘Oscars of science’ 30 JUNE 2017 | NATALIE SIMON
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:45

Four UCT researchers were honoured at the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place recently. The awards, known in the South African research community as the ‘Oscars of Science’, recognise and reward excellence in science, engineering and technology, and innovation in South Africa. Dr Robyn Pickering, from the Department of Geological Sciences was one of the recipients