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.
Deep radio imaging by researchers in the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape has revealed that supermassive black holes in 64 galaxies are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction – most likely a result of primordial mass fluctuations in the early u
To the attention of 1st and 2nd year students in Physics and Computer Science: The SKA, in partnership with UWC, are now offering a total of 4 scholarships to the value of 113 000 ZAR per student per year. This is targeted to students with excellent academic performance and registered
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 of the next generation of radio telescopes for me
First Announcement: CompaCT (Comparison Cape Town) 11- 15 July 2016 UWC/CHPC Cape Town, South Africa Conference website: www.uwcastro.org/compact We have received a large amount of interest and thus are pleased to announce the Comparison Cape Town meeting to be held at the Centre for