Category Archives: Group Members

Gilad Amar

Having grown up in the concrete jungle of Johannesburg, I did my undergraduate in Nuclear Engineering followed by Physics Honours at The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). This was followed by some brief research work for the Wits High Energy … Continue reading

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Mark G. Jackson

I was born and raised in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I did my undergraduate degree at Duke University, then completed my Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Columbia University under Brian Greene. My research in superstring theory and cosmology continued with postdoctoral … Continue reading

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Kai Staats

I am an entrepreneur, writer, film maker and now, a student once more. In 1999 I co-founded and for ten years was CEO of Terra Soft Solutions, developer of Yellow Dog Linux. My company’s systems were used to process images … Continue reading

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AIMS Seminar: Dr Ignacy Sawicki

This week we had a stimulating seminar by Iggy Sawicki, our new postdoc, who packed out our cosy seminar room with a talk entitled: “Testing dark energy as a function of scale”. You can see the slides of his talk below,  admire … Continue reading

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Lise du Buisson

I grew up in Stellenbosch, where I did my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2013 I moved to the University of Cape Town, where I am now doing my MSc with the … Continue reading

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Romeel S. Dave

I was born in California and grew up mostly in the U.S.A. with a few early years spent in India. My father is Indian and my mother is American. I received my bachelor’s in Physics from Berkeley, a Master’s in … Continue reading

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FameLab Finals

Michelle recently got through to the final 10 of the international FameLab competition during which she gave two talks; one on pulsar networks as detectors of gravitational waves and one on quantum fluctuations during inflation as the source of all structures … Continue reading

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