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Talks in Cape Town this year @ SAAO Auditorium

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

21st May: Em.Prof Theo Stewart on ‘Decision Science’ 18th June: Prof Chris Harris on ‘Supervolcanoes’ 20th August: Dr Joel Dave on ‘Diabetes’ 17th September: Prof W Hanekom on ‘Advances in TB research’ 1st October: Special Lecture : Prof Tony Cheetham, Royal Society of London 19th November: Prof. Jeanine Marnewick on ‘Cardiovascular effects of rooibos’ (all titles to be confirmed)

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Quantum Physics & Life : a public talk in KwaZulu-Natal

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments by

Dr Alessandro Sergi will present a lecture entitled “QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LIFE” on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at  5.45 pm at the  John Bews Lecture Theatre, UKZN Life Sciences Campus, Carbis Road, Pietermaritzburg.   What is life? Can we understand its universal features in terms of the motion of atoms and molecules? Are the weird effects […]

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54 new research chairs announced for SARChI

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments by

The 54 new research chairs announced on Friday 7th March as the latest phase in the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) include chairs concerned with astronomy, education, health, rural development and food security and land reform.   The appointment of 54 new research chairs is expected to strengthen the ability of the country’s universities to […]

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Announcement of new Fellows for 2013

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments by

At an Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Society of SA in Cape Town on the 20th November 2013, the results of the Fellowship Ballot were announced and recorded.  The Society is proud to welcome the following to the Fellowship : DR RICHARD STEPHEN KENT BARNES - Fellow Emeritus St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Honorary Fellow, Department […]

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RSSAf Medal Winners for 2014 Announced

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments by

John F. W. Herschel Medal in recognition of Highly Distinguished Multidisciplinary Contributions to the furtherance of Science, to : Professor Salim Abdool Karim FRSSAf Director of CAPRISA – Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, President of the South African Medical Research Council and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Past Presidents

Jul 28, 2012 Comments Off

Wally Prozesky , John Skinner, Luigi Nassimbeni, Phillip Tobias, Doug Rawlings, Brian Warner at Centenary Congress in 2008  

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Coelacanth

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MARCELO PATRICIO LOEWE LOBO

Jul 17, 2012 Comments Off

MARCELO PATRICIO LOEWE LOBO (2010) Professor of Physics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Marcelo Patricio Loewe is an internationally highly recognized theoretical physicist who has made exceptional contributions to the fields of High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theories. This is highlighted by his citation record of 1423 citations of his close to 90 published […]

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Allen Rodgers

Jul 17, 2012 Comments Off

ALLEN RODGERS (2010) Head of Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town  Prof Rodgers studied Chemistry at UCT, where he was awarded the BSc (Honours) in 1966, MSc in 1969, and PhD in Chemical Crystallography in 1974.  After his PhD he joined the academic staff of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, UCT from 1976 to […]

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Louis Scott

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LOUIS SCOTT (2009) Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State. Louis Scott obtained his PhD in 1979 for a thesis entitled ‘Late Quaternary pollen analytical studies in the Transvaal (South Africa)’ after a short period with the Southern Oil Exploration Corporation (SOEKOR), Johannesburg, and joining the staff of the University of the […]

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