SASESMA 2019 Winter School
Posted on June 10, 2019
The 2019 South African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications will be held at the Department from June 10-20.
SARAO announces selection of South African-led projects to use the MeerKAT telescope
Posted on May 07, 2019
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) announced the selection of 38 South African-led projects to use the MeerKAT radio telescope. UP's Prof. Roger Deane is co-investigator on 6 of the selected projects and principal investigator of two.
69th Lindau Laureate pre-Travel Meeting: Public lectures on cosmology and the SKA
Posted on May 05, 2019
As part of the 69th Lindau Laureate pre-travel meeting, two public lectures on Fundamental Physics with the Radio Sky and on the MeerKAT Radio Telescope will take place at Sci-Enza on May 16th.
‘You can be whatever or whoever you want to be’ – 2018 UP Derek Gray Award recipient
Posted on April 29, 2019
“I love learning about the world around me and how science can shape and change it,” says first-year student Rahil Samlal, who is studying towards a BSc Microbiology degree in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP). Rahil is also the winner...
UP Physics postgrad selected to attend Nobel Laureate Meeting
Posted on April 18, 2019
Justin Harrison, a recent MSc graduate from the Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP), will be one of only 20 top young scientists from South Africa to attend the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting later this year in Lindau, Germany.
Physics postgraduate student selected to attend Nobel Laureate Meeting
Posted on April 12, 2019
Mr Justin Harrison, a recent MSc graduate from the Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP), is one of only 20 top young scientists from South Africa to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics later this year in Lindau, Germany. The Academy of Science of...
University of Pretoria astrophysicist part of team involved in capturing first black hole image
Posted on April 10, 2019
University of Pretoria (UP) astrophysicist Professor Roger Deane was part of the international group of scientists who have captured the first image of a black hole. His group worked to develop simulations of the complex, Earth-sized telescope used to make this historic discovery. These...
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
Posted on April 10, 2019
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, (10 April) in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that...