News

  • Article in The Conversation

    Posted on November 30, 2016

    Tjaart Krüger and Michal Gwizdala have published an article in The Conversation Africa.

  • Visitor to the department

    Posted on October 10, 2016

    Dr. Georgios Linardopoulos (NCSR Demokritos and University of Athens, Greece) is visiting the department from Sept. 21 to October 12, 2016.

  • Natural product chemist leads Department of Chemistry

    Posted on September 26, 2016

    Prof Vinesh Maharaj, a natural product chemist who was trained in the discovery of new drug leads based on biodiversity samples, was appointed as the Head of the Department of Chemistry from 1 September 2016.

  • Workshop on String Theory

    Posted on September 20, 2016

    The physics department will host the 7th Joburg Workshop on String Theory from Dec. 5-9, 2016.

  • UP celebrates hybrid model of teaching and learning with a unique fair

    Posted on June 24, 2016

    The first-ever hybrid fair was recently hosted at the University of Pretoria (UP) to celebrate the hybrid model of teaching and learning.

  • The time to be innovative is now!

    Posted on May 18, 2016

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria celebrated the academic achievements of its top students at its annual Outstanding Achievers Function earlier in May this year.

  • Award for UP Postgraduate Students

    Posted on January 29, 2016

    Physics postgraduate students receive best talk awards at the 2015 NITheP bursary workshop

  • UP Derek Gray Award rewards young scientists

    Posted on October 26, 2015

    The University of Pretoria and Prof Rosemary Gray recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding as partners of the prestigious University of Pretoria (UP) Derek Gray Award.

  • Data Science is the way of the future

    Posted on October 14, 2015

    Prof Russ Taylor, a leader in the field of radio astronomy who is closely involved with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, visited the University of Pretoria on Monday and delivered a lecture on the SKA project and the data challenges it poses.

  • 6th SA Conference on Photonic Materials

    Posted on April 28, 2015

    May 4-8, Mabula Private Game Lodge

  • Farewell function for Linda Prinsloo

    Posted on March 31, 2015

    On March 20th a farewell function was held for Linda Prinsloo.

  • PhD presentation by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

    Posted on March 31, 2015

    Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai successfully defended his PhD on March 24th

  • Black Holes: Past, Present and Future

    Posted on March 04, 2015

    Prof Gustafsson will sketch the history and describe the present knowledge of black-hole research

  • MSc presentation by Ishmael Mmusi Gopane

    Posted on January 30, 2015

    Ishmael Mmusi Gopane successfully presented his MSc thesis entitled "Spectral Points of the hypernuclear systems Lambda-Lambda-n and Lambda-n-n" on Jan. 29th, 2015.

  • PhD presentation by Sergio Coelho

    Posted on November 14, 2014

    Sergio Coelho successfully presented his PhD thesis on "Electrical characterization of process induced defects in germanium" on Nov. 5th, 2014

  • PhD presentation by Malcolm Govender

    Posted on October 10, 2014

    Malcolm Govender successfully presented his PhD thesis on "Structural Properties of WO3  and its Gas Sensing Application" on October 3rd, 2014.

  • PhD presentation by Mopeli Fabiane

    Posted on September 02, 2014

    Mopeli Fabiane successfully presented his PhD thesis on "Chemical vapour deposition of graphene: Fundamental aspects of synthesis and characterization" on August 14th.

  • MSc presentation by Paul Vaandrager

    Posted on September 01, 2014

    Paul Vaandrager successfully defended his MSc on "Extracting resonance parameters from experimental data on scattering of charged particles" on August 13th, 2014.

  • MSc presentation by Chemist Mabena

    Posted on September 01, 2014

    Chemist Mabena successfully presented his MSc thesis on "A Rutherford backscattering study on radiation damage and the diffusion of krypton implanted into 6H-SiC" on Aug. 14th, 2014.

  • Physics students awarded prizes at SAIP 2013 conference

    Posted on July 26, 2013

    The physics department would like to congratulate the following four students, who were awarded prizes for their outstanding presentation of their research work.

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