PhD Scholarship Opportunity (South African Rubin Observatory/LSST Programme 2022 – 2024)

We invite applications for a PhD scholarship funded by NRF in supportof the South African Rubin Observatory/LSST Programme, to be held atthe University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The successful applicant will work with Prof. Matt Hilton on a projectrelated to galaxy clusters and/or AGN using the combination of existingdeep optical surveys with multiwavelength data from the

Large MeerKAT Data Release Reveals Beautiful New Cosmic Puzzles

An international team led by young South African researcher and UKZN alumnus, Dr Kenda Knowles, has just announced a comprehensive overview paper for the MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey (MGCLS).

The paper, that will be published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal presents exciting, novel results, and is accompanied by the public release of a huge trove of curated data now available to astronomers worldwide to address a variety of challenging questions, such as those relating to the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the Universe.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Rubin/LSST South Africa)

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to meeting the objectives of Employment Equity to improve representivity within the Institution. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCEPOSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (RUBIN/LSST SOUTH AFRICA)01 MARCH 2022 – 28 FEBRUARY 2025 (3 YEARS FIXED

Rendering of possible HIRAX array to be installed at the South Africa Radio Astronomy Observatory site in the Karoo

DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope Credit: Prof Cynthia Chiang Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved the funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) which will be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s