Third successful interdisciplinary training school on solar energy and photosynthesis held at UP
Posted on November 27, 2019
A very unique postgraduate spring school on solar energy and photosynthesis recently took place at the University of Pretoria (UP). This annual event, which attracts overwhelming interest, is unlike any other around the world due to three key elements: the African focus, the truly...
NATHouse scooped up more than a handful of awards
Posted on October 25, 2019
Not only did NATHouse win six awards at the annual Day and Faculty House Awards Ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Development (DSD) recently, but their Faculty Guardian, Dr Quenton Kritzinger, was also awarded as the Faculty Guardian of the Year. He also received this award in 2017.
UP astrophysicist part of team that won 2020 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics
Posted on September 09, 2019
University of Pretoria (UP) astrophysicist, Professor Roger Deane is a part of a consortium of scientists that has won the prestigious 2020 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics, for giving the world the first image of a black hole in April this year.
It’s easier to succeed when you have role models who look like you – UP Nuclear Physicist Dr Thabsile Thabethe
Posted on August 13, 2019
Nuclear Physicist Dr Thabsile Thabethe, whose interview is the fourth profile in our #WomenofUP series, is making an impact in society with her series of books on mathematics and science for toddlers.
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...
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...