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  • 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...

  • First Soapbox at NAS with two renowned academics

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Two seasoned academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Prof Jan Verschoor (Biochemistry) and Prof Wentzel Schoeman (Chemistry) recently gave their own unique flavour to the term ‘soapbox’.

  • Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2019) now available

    Posted on February 04, 2019

    The second issue of the 2019 NAS T&L Bulletin was officially launched on 1 February 2019. According to Dr Rory Biggs from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, one of the editorial members of the Bulletin, "The T&[email protected] Bulletin aims to be a forum for sharing thoughts,...

  • Prof Serena Coetzee to head up UP Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

    Posted on November 26, 2018

    The University of Pretoria congratulates Serena Coetzee on her appointment as Professor and Head of the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. She had served as acting Head of Department since March 2018.

  • Revolutionary times: How MeerKAT and Earth-sized telescopes are expanding our thinking

    Posted on October 11, 2018

    There was global excitement when MeerKAT, the biggest radio telescope in the world, was launched in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape in July. But few people could have been as excited as Professor Roger Deane, who heads up the University of Pretoria’s radio astronomy research team in the...

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