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The Physics and Astronomy department welcomes Dr. Lerothodi Leeuw as a Professor

Congratulations to Lerothodi Leeuw! From the 1st of July, we are thrilled to be welcoming him at the department. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University in New York City, a Master of …

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The Physics and Astronomy department welcomes Dr. Michelle Lochner as a Senior Lecturer

Congratulations to Michelle Lochner! From the 14th of April, we are thrilled to be welcoming her at the department. She did her undergraduate in physics and maths at Rhodes University and moved on to do her honours with NASSP at UCT in 2010. She stayed at UCT for a masters in cosmology, later upgrading to …

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Importance of WN stars on the ionisation and chemical evolution of galaxies (Webinar, Friday 22nd May @ 11:30)

Arpita Roy (Australian National University) Massive stars are primary sources of chemical yields and mechanical and ionization luminosity budgets. Therefore, understanding massive stars’ evolution is crucial to have a complete understanding of the chemical and ionization evolution of galaxies. Moreover, with the advent of instruments like MUSE, JWST (upcoming), HST, etc., we have (/are going …

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UWC Astro sponsors Molo Mhlaba visit to SAAO

Girls from Grades 1 & 2 from the Molo Mhlaba School (www.molomhlaba.org) in Khayelitsha visited the South African Astronomical Observatory today to celebrate International Women’s Day. The trip was made possible by the Astro UWC department, which covered the costs of the visit. The school, in partnership with Astro UWC and the Office of Astronomy …

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Announcement of NRF One Call for Proposals 2020/2021

The Call includes the following funding categories: 1)     Concept Notes 2)     Customised Programmes 3)     Infrastructure 4)     Institutional Grants 5)     Postdoctoral Grants 6)     Research Grants: General 7)     Research Grants: International 8)     Research Grants: Thuthuka 9)     Research Grants: Without Student Support  10)  Travel, Training and Conference Grants 11)  Travel, Training and Conference Grants: Scholarship- and Fellowship-holders  Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. …

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Students and staffs from the UWC Astro Group attended 2019 SARAO Scholarship Conference

Students and staff from the UWC Astro Group attended the South African Radio Astronomical Observatory (SARAO) Postgraduate Bursary conference in Durban from the 2nd – 6th December. The conference is held for those funded by the SARAO in order to showcase their work as well as to network with the South African radio astronomy community. …

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