Prof M. Diale receives NSTF-South32 Award
Posted on July 01, 2018
Congratulations to Prof Mmantsae Diale who received the Engineering Research Capacity Development Award at the 2017/2018 NSTF awards.
Spring School on Solar Energy and Photosynthesis
Posted on June 29, 2018
The 2018 Spring school on Solar Energy and Photosynthesis has been announced. Registration by 31/7
SARChI Chair awarded to Prof. M. Diale
Posted on June 14, 2018
Prof Mmantsae Moche Diale has been awarded a Research Chair in Clean and Green Energy by the NRF.
2018 Eskom Expo
Posted on May 31, 2018
Students from biophysics adjudicated at the annual 2018 Eskom Expo.
’Life would be tragic if it weren't funny’ – Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)
Posted on March 15, 2018
Stephen Hawking was one of those rare scientists whose communicative approach to theoretical physics helped to shape the popular understanding of the complex theories of relativity and the idea that black holes emit radiation.
Carbon Nanomaterials Group of the Physics Department, UP acquires new state-of-the-art confocal micro-Raman system
Posted on February 15, 2018
The Carbon Nanomaterials (CNM) Group headed by Prof Ncholu Manyala at the Physics Department have newly acquired the high performance WITec alpha300R confocal Raman system which has the capability of running Raman imaging, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy...
Interdisciplinary spring course on solar energy and photosynthesis
Posted on November 01, 2017
The Department of Physics hosted a highly successful postgraduate interdisciplinary course on solar energy and photosynthesis at the University of Pretoria during the October recess.
Poster session award
Posted on October 17, 2017
Abubakar Khaleed received an award for his poster at the 232nd ECS meeting in National Harbor, USA
Public lectures on Solar Energy and Photosynthesis
Posted on September 28, 2017
Three public lectures will be held at Scienza from Oct 3-5
Women in Physics Lunch
Posted on September 08, 2017
The annual Women in Physics Lunch was held on 23 August, 2017
Visitor to the department
Posted on July 26, 2017
Prof. Rienk van Grondelle will be visiting the department from July 28 - Aug. 2.
Seven UP researchers nominated for prestigious NTSF Awards
Posted on June 28, 2017
Seven researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been nominated in eight categories of the 19th NSTF-South32 Awards for their outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.
Science affords you the opportunity to ask questions
Posted on May 25, 2017
More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.
New single-molecule spectroscopy facility in the UP Department of Physics
Posted on May 15, 2017
A new cutting-edge experimental setup developed by Dr Tjaart Krüger and his talented students from the Biophysics and Photonics Research Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP), is the first of its kind in Africa.
Visitor to the department
Posted on May 01, 2017
Prof. Rienk van Grondelle (University of Amsterdam) will be visiting the department from May 4-11.
Inauguration of the SMS facility
Posted on May 01, 2017
The Single Molecule Spectroscopy facility will be inaugurated on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 14:30
PhD Chemistry student selected to attend 67th Nobel Laureate meeting
Posted on March 15, 2017
Mr Frederick Malan, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, is one of only five South African postgraduate students selected to attend the 67th Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from 25 to 30 June 2017.
Fourteen year old joins UP
Posted on February 01, 2017
At just 14, when most teenagers are still at high school, top achiever Hjalmar Rall is getting ready to join other 18 year olds in undergraduate studies, and he has chosen the University of Pretoria.
Meteorology student selected to attend International Summer School
Posted on December 15, 2016
Jean du Preez, a Meteorology honours student in the Department of Geography, Meteorology and Geoinformatics at the University of Pretoria was selected to attend the Maïdo Observatory Summer School (MOSS) in Reunion from 28 November to 3 December 2016.
Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded
Posted on December 13, 2016
A lecturer who inspires and motivates students ... This encompasses Mr Carel Oosthuizen, the first-year co-ordinator for Animal Diversity in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who received the Best First-year Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) on 2...