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Welcome to the homepage of the Astrophysics & Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU), part of the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science and the School of Chemistry & Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Group Meeting – K... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Group Meeting – K... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Meeting Speaker: Kabelo Kesebonye Title: HIRAX commissioning and instrument characterization Abstract: An exciting frontier of radio astronomy is using the redshifted 21-cm emission of neutral hydrogen to reconstruct a three-dimensional map of large-scale structure …
Oct
24
Tue
6:00 pm Public Talk – Vishnu Jejjala (Wits) @ STEC
Public Talk – Vishnu Jejjala (Wits) @ STEC
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Title:       The Atoms of Spacetime Abstract:        What did Einstein do that was so remarkable? What are black holes and do we need quantum gravity to understand them? Do black holes have thermodynamics and what does …
Oct
26
Thu
12:00 pm Seminar – Vishnu Jejjala (Wits) @ STEC Lecture Room
Seminar – Vishnu Jejjala (Wits) @ STEC Lecture Room
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Title: TBD Abstract: TBD
Oct
27
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Group Meeting – Q... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Group Meeting – Q... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Meeting Speaker: Qing-bo Ma Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Group Meeting …
Nov
3
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Students to bring papers of interest that …
Nov
10
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Group Meeting – P... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Group Meeting – P... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Meeting Speaker: Precious Sikhosana Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Group Meeting …
Nov
16
Thu
12:00 pm Seminar – Denis Tramonte (ACRU) @ STEC Lecture Room
Seminar – Denis Tramonte (ACRU) @ STEC Lecture Room
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Title: TBA Abstract: TBA
Nov
17
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Students to bring papers of interest that …
Nov
24
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Group Meeting – D... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Group Meeting – D... @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Meeting Speaker: Devin Crichton Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Group Meeting …
Dec
1
Fri
3:00 pm Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Journal Club / Obs Cos Meeting @ Maths Seminar Room - H1-401
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Journal Club – discussion around recent arXiv or any interesting/relevant papers; the purpose is to keep up to date on research elsewhere and to scientifically critique the articles. Students to bring papers of interest that …