We run high resolution hydrodynamical simulations to investigate the dynamics of gas in clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium.
Galaxy Cluster Surveys
Searching for and characterising clusters of galaxies - the most massive objects in the Universe.
Exploring the cosmological perturbations that lead to the large-scale structure, gravitational waves and magnetic fields in the Universe.
Resolving pulsation modes in hot sub-dwarf and white dwarfs to model their evolution and internal structure. We are also searching for brown dwarf planetary companions through study of evolved eclipsing binaries and pulsating stars.
Combining large datasets taken at multiple wavelengths, to maximise our understanding of the Universe.
Image: Merging galaxies in radio at 325 MHz and in optical.
Understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the course of cosmic history.
Image: Starburst galaxy HXMM01.
Measuring the properties of luminous and distant Active Galactic Nuclei.
Image: Stacked optical spectra of 200,000 quasars.
High resolution hydrodynamical simulations to investigate the dynamics of gas in clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium.
Image: The evolution of cosmic structure from the early Universe until today, overlaid with the fractions of cosmic baryons in various temperature phases.
The 3rd in the series of nIFTy Cluster Comparison workshops is currently being held at the Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town. The Cluster Comparison project aims to compare various cutting edge Hydro-dynamical codes and has already resulted in 5 publications with a fe
More than 100 researchers and students from South Africa and around the world are meeting this week to share plans to use the MeerKAT radio telescope. The MeerKAT Science Workshop will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study facility on 25-27 May 2016. As the conferen
This year the Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place in Lindau, Germany with one of our esteemed department members to be in attendance. Siyambonga Matshawule has been selected to attend the prestigious meeting. Its aim is to give STEM academics at undergraduate, postgraduate and post