PhD candidate at UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) Mr Brandon Bisschoff is one of 10 doctoral candidates from across the African continent selected to participate in the “100 PhDs for Africa” programme through the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
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.
Mathematician and Teacher Takes Einstein’s General Relativity to the ‘Next Level’ at Virtual Inaugural Lecture
A senior member of UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre and a full professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Sudan Hansraj, is the first academic at the University to present his official inaugural lecture online.
Schoolgirl’s Encounter with Astronomy Leads to Doctoral Degree
Dr Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana’s first encounter of an informative kind with astronomy was when as a young schoolgirl she attended an astrophysics and cosmology career exhibition week at UKZN, learning that she could pursue a career in the field and that funding opportunities were available.
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
UKZN Contributes to International Study Throwing Fresh Light on the Age of the Universe
Professors Matt Hilton and Kavilan Moodley from the ARC are contributors to the research led by astronomers with the United States’ National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), perched on a mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
Scientists look at the universe’s oldest light
Watch Associate Professor Matt Hilton in an interview with eNCA, where he discussed the new observations made by Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) that answers the age-old question, “how old is the universe?”.
New View of Nature’s Oldest Light Adds Fresh Twist to Debate Over Universe’s Age
From a mountain high in Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers with the United States’ National Science Foundation’s Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) have taken a fresh look at the oldest light in the universe.
HIRAX Project Edging Closer to Dish Installation at Karoo Site
The Hydrogen and Real time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) project led by UKZN is achieving milestones on its journey towards the ultimate installation of a dish array at its site in the Karoo by deploying and testing two prototype telescope dish designs at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) in Hartebeesthoek, Gauteng.
UKZN Scientist Makes Waves with Tidal Forces Research
Our very own Prof Rituparno Goswami has been featured in the University of KwaZulu-Natal‘s online newsletter UKZN Ndaba Online for his paper concluding that tidal forces are essentially low-frequency gravitational waves.