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UWC Astro Group at the UWC Open Day

5th May 2017

Are you interested in space, galaxies, or questions about how the universe came to exist? Do the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and dark energy intrigue you? Then come and visit the UWC Astrophysics group at the UWC Open …

UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium

17th October 2016

UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium Professor Mario Santos, director of the UWC/DST Centre for Radio Cosmology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented a lecture at the recent Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway. …

UWC Shines Brightest Of All In Physical Science

17th October 2016

UWC shines in global assessment of Physical Science: From humble origins to one of Africa’s best universities African universities are rising players in global higher education rankings, despite their difficulties – and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is …

A beacon in the bush becomes an astronomy powerhouse

17th October 2016

South Africa’s University of the Western Cape has exceeded expectations. 13 October 2016 Linda Nordling Afripics / Alamy Stock Photo The architects of South Africa’s apartheid regime never meant for the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on the outskirts …

CompaCT: Comparison Cape Town

14th July 2016

The 3rd in the series of nIFTy Cluster Comparison workshops is currently being held at the Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town. The Cluster Comparison project aims to compare various cutting edge Hydro-dynamical codes and has already resulted …

MeerKAT produces its first remarkable image

24th May 2016

More than 100 researchers and students from South Africa and around the world are meeting this week to share plans to use the MeerKAT radio telescope. The MeerKAT Science Workshop will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study …

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2016

11th May 2016

This year the Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place in Lindau, Germany with one of our esteemed department members to be in attendance. Siyambonga Matshawule has been selected to attend the prestigious meeting. Its aim is to give STEM academics …

Night Sky Viewing: 9th of May

14th April 2016

Thanks to all those who joined for last night’s star-gazing The next sky viewing session will be on the 9th of May for the Transit of Mercury. 12.30 pm onwards.