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UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium

October 17, 2016

UWC scholar gives lecture at prestigious Kavli Symposium Professor Mario Santos, director of the UWC/DST Centre for Radio Cosmology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented a lecture at the recent Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway. …

New Centre for Radio Cosmology at UWC

February 3, 2016

The Astrophysics group is pleased to announce the creation of a new research centre – Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) funded by the South African SKA Project. The centre, lead by prof. Mario Santos, aims to fully exploit the use …

SKA Key Science Workshop in Stockholm

September 10, 2015

The SKA Key Science Workshop kicked off on Monday 24th August in Stockholm, Sweden. In attendance of the event which terminated on Thursday the 27th, were some 150 astronomers from 23 different countries. The event also marked the first of a …


UWC Featured in Recent SKA-Newsletter

March 9, 2015

A map like nothing on earth Scientists from around the world have joined forces to lay the foundations for an experiment of truly astronomical proportions: putting together the biggest map of the universe ever made. Scientists from South Africa are …


UWC Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology with the SKA

February 18, 2015

 The Astrophysics Group at the University of the Western Cape, invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in cosmology. The group has grown dramatically in recent years, with 6 faculty members, 17 postdocs and 14 postgrad students. The group is deeply …

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Prof. Mario Santos represents SKA cosmologists on TV

February 18, 2015

Top scientists the world over are lining up to be part of South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project and the cutting edge in global astronomy. Hidden deep in the Karoo, Carte Blanche gets exclusive access to the site …

Cosmology on Ultralarge Scales with Intensity Mapping

October 28, 2013

A new PRL paper from UWCs’, Mário Santos! Get the full article here. Cosmology on Ultralarge Scales with Intensity Mapping of the Neutral Hydrogen 21 cm Emission: Limits on Primordial Non-Gaussianity Stefano Camera1,2,*, Mário G. Santos1,2,†, Pedro G. Ferreira3,‡, and Luís Ferramacho1,2 1CENTRA, …