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Science centenary


 

The Faculty of Science is celebrating one hundred years of science with a series of events throughout 2018, ranging from public lectures and a science film week, to fun events such as a pub quiz,  careers fair, Women's Day lunch, a chemistry magic show and the new Duthie-walk on Heritage Day.  We are also looking forward to the publication of the Faculty of Science's centenary book, which will cover a hundred years of science in pictures, with perspectives from each of our eight departments.   For more information about any of the events or the centenary book, contact us. Send e-mail.  
For more on our history, click here.

​Date

​​Event title​​

​Presenter

​Category

February 2018 - November 2018

Daily

Departmental exhibitions in Faculty of Science buildings​Contribution to natural science over the past 100 years ​Alumni, public, staff, students
​5 March 2018
18:30-19:30
Die Plataan Café, SU Museum, Van Ryneveld Street
​Science Café Stellenbosch:
Hold on! Here comes the fourth industrial revolution.
​Dave Pepler in conversation with Prof Willem Visser, Prof Bruce Watson and Prof Eugene Cloete
​Public lecture
​6 March 2018
18:30-18:30
Die Plataan Café, SU Museum, Van Ryneveld Street
​Science Café Stellenbosch
Sugar and stress: here comes trouble
​Dave Pepler in conversation with Dr Graham Ellis, Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht, Prof Resia Pretorius and Dr Theo Nell​Public lecture
​7 March 2018
18:30-19:30
Die Plataan Café, SU Museum, Van Ryneveld Street
​Science Café Stellenbosch:
The genetic manipulation of human embryos
​Dave Pepler in conversation with Prof Louise Warnich and Prof Anton van Niekerk
​Public lecture
​8 March 2018
18:30-19:30
Die Plataan Café, SU Museum, Van Ryneveld Street
​Science Café Stellenbosch:
Lessons from Africa
​Dave Pepler reflects on his experiences in the forests of Africa, and reveals the stories of some of the unique plants in the collections of the SU Botanical Garden​Public lecture
27 March 2018​
Special event:
Patterns of the World
Contact Ntsiki Langa for more information. Send e-mailSpecial event for prospective students (by invitation only)

​28 March 2018
13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

​Biochemistry lecture series:
The complexity of life: from molecules to man
​Prof JH-S Hofmeyr
​Public lecture

11 April 2018

17:30
Argon Lecture Hall 2011, First-year Chemistry Building

Chemistry and Polymer Science public lecture series:

100+ years! Celebrating the richly storied past of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science 

Dr ​Maritha le Roux

​Public lecture

RSVP by 6 April. Send e-mail

​​16 April 2018
17:30-
Pulp Cinema, Neelsie
​Science Film Week:
What's eating Gilbert Grape?
​Discussion leader: Dr T Nell
​Science Film Week for Science Faculty students
​17 April 2018
17:30-
Pulp Cinema, Neelsie
​Science Film Week:
Outbreak
​Discussion leader: Dr T Jansen
​Science Film Week for Science Faculty students
18 April 2018
17:30-
Pulp Cinema, Neelsie
​Science Film Week:
The man who knew infinity
​Discussion leader: Dr B Bartlett
​Science Film Week for Science Faculty students
19 April 2018
17:30-
Pulp Cinema, Neelsie
​Science Film Week:
The imitation game
​Discussion leader: Prof J Geldenhuys
​Science Film Week for Science Faculty students
20 April 2018
17:30-
Pulp Cinema, Neelsie
​Science Film Week:
Gold
​Discussion leader: Dr J Miller
​Science Film Week for Science Faculty students

25 April 2018
13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

​Biochemistry lecture series:
Mechanistic modelling of cellular function: putting biochemistry to work
​Prof J Snoep
​Public lecture
16 May 2018
14:30-17:00

Optics Lab, Merensky Building

Physics celebrating ​International Day of Light: Hands-on experiments and interactive demos on display​For students, staff and public
16 May 2018
18:00-19:00

Alpha Lecture Hall, Merensky Building

Physics celebrating ​International Day of Light​Prof Andrew Forbes​Public lecture

​30 May 2018
13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

​​Biochemistry lecture series:
Nature's solutions to antibiotic resistance armageddon
​Prof M Rautenbach
​Public lecture
24-28 June 2018
​Science Winter Week for prospective studentsContact ​Ntsiki Langa for more information. Send e-mail.​Prospective students

​​23 July 2018

17:30

Lecture Hall 2003, De Beers Building

​​Chemistry and Polymer Science public lecture series:

Playing analytical LEGO for the unravelling of polymer nanostructure 

​Prof Harald Pasch​Public lecture

24 July 2018
18:00

Tigers Milk

​Special event:
Faculty pub quiz
​Prof Delia Haynes
​Faculty/Students event

27 July 2018

13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

Biochemistry lecture series:
The problem with giant genomes: the biological equivalent of the winzip/gzip utility.
​Prof H Patterton
​Public lecture
​31 July 2018

18:00-19:00

Merensky Building

Physics  public lecture

How to train your atom, and what tricks to teach it.

Prof H Uys

​Contact Paul Williams for more information. Send e-mail.

​Public Lecture
​31 July 2018

19:00-20:45

Merensky Building

Physics Open Day

Demonstrations and  laboratory tours

​Contact Paul Williams for more information. Send e-mail.​Public, interested in science

3 August 2018

11:00-14:00

Neelsie deck and Vrouevereniging Hall

Special event:
​Science Careers Day
​Contact Comari Schoeman for more information. Send e-mail​For current students

​7 August 2018

17:30

Lecture Hall 2003, De Beers Building

​​​Chemistry and Polymer Science public lecture series:

Chemistry: past , present and future

​Prof Delia Haynes / Dr Margaret Blackie​Public lecture

31 August 2018
13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

​Biochemistry lecture series:
How has DNA sequence data helped us to understand the evolution of the flora of the Cape Floral Region
​Prof D Bellstedt
​Public lecture
9-15 September 2018
Conference:
Deep-learning indaba 2018
​Dr Willie Brink. Send e-mail. ​Conference
11 September 2018
17:00
​​Special event:
Chemistry magic show
​Alchemus
​Special event / Open to the public / learners

13 September 2018

During the day

Special event:
Chemistry magic show
​Alchemus​Invited learners

27 September 2018
17:30

Lecture Hall 1015, First-year Chemistry Building

Inaugural Lecture: Chemistry and Polymer Science​Prof C Esterhuysen​Alumni / Public / Staff / Students

27 September 2018
17:30

Lecture Hall 1015, First-year Chemistry Building

Inaugural Lecture: Chemistry and Polymer Science​Prof AJ de Villiers​Alumni / Public / Staff / Students

28 September 2018

13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

Biochemistry lecture series:
Gannabos: our GPS to better steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
​​Prof A Louw​​​Public lecture

​1 October 2018

18:30

Spier Hotel

Special event

Faculty of Science gala dinner and centenary book launch

​Special event: By invitation only

​​​​​​5 October 2018

17:30

Lecture Hall 2003, De Beers Building

Chemistry and Polymer Science public lecture series:

Topic to be confirmed

​​Prof Len Barbour​Public lecture

​10 October 2018

16:00 - 17:00

Room 1004, Chamber of Mines Building

Earth Sciences Centenary lecture​

Granites - you gotta love 'em

​Prof John D Clemens​Public lecture

​18 October 2018

18:00

Noble Prize Lectures

Physics/Chemistry/Physiology

more information to follow

​Dr P Neethling​Public lecture
26 October 2018

13:00-13:45

Lecture Hall A203, JC Smuts Building

Biochemistry lecture series:
Steroid power?
​Prof A Swart​Public lecture

​1 November 2018

13:00

Special event

Science staff centenary celebration

more information to follow

​Ms M van den WormSpecial event / ​Faculty of Science staff
​12 November 2018

Botany and Zoology special lecture

more information to follow
​Open lecture

16 November 2018

12:00-

Science Research Showcase​Prof W Visser​Exhibition open to staff, students, alumni, industry

11 Desember 2018

17:30

Faculty of Science students' graduation​Students / staff /  parents

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