Featured Research: Engineering

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    RE.SEARCH Issue 4: Transdisciplinary

    Our latest issue of RE.SEARCH is out and focuses on how the University of Pretoria (UP) is implementing transdisciplinary research to co-create new knowledge to develop solutions and design new futures for us all.

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    RE.SEARCH Issue 3: Renew

    Welcome to the third issue of, RE.SEARCH. The first two issues looked at ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Innovation’. Issue 3 looks at how we can ‘Renew’ our ways of thinking and grow possibilities. This edition features research that should excite everyone from the Beyhive to forensic pathology enthusiasts to understanding new ways of work. It is now available online.

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    'Riendzo ri lehile: Tackling Natural Language Processing for African languages to make better sense of our world'

    Low-resourced languages pose an interesting challenge for machine learning algorithms, representation, data collection and accessibility of machine learning in general. For African languages this challenge is even more consequential as it also coincides with the challenges of shaping the current revolution in artificial intelligence with the global landscape. In this talk I present our research...

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    UP part of global research team to present the first image of Sagittarius A*

    Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. The announcement was made at simultaneous press conferences around the world. Professor Roger Deane, an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and Director for the Centre of Astrophysics at the University of Witwatersrand and Wits Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Iniyan...

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    The Timeline to Sgr A*

    Supermassive black holes were predicted by Einstein in 1915. Despite their huge size, they remain unseeable. In an unprecedented international effort, scientists are making them visible.

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    What did it take to bring us the first image of Sgr A*?

    More than 300 researchers and 80 institutions, including the University of Pretoria have collaborated with the Event Horizon Telescope to bring us the first image of Sagittarius A. Learn more about what it took to do this in this infographic

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