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A debate among leading astrophysicists to be hosted by the University of the Western Cape

Does the Dark Universe exist?

A debate among leading astrophysicists will be hosted by the University of the Western Cape on Thursday 20 November 2014 19h00 – 20h30 at the Life Sciences Building, Auditorium

Over the last fifty years, our picture of the Universe and what it is made of has radically changed. We interpret properties of the Universe through the light and radio waves from galaxies. This has led to the discovery that most of the Universe is “dark”!

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NRF Signs Berlin Declaration

On 20 October 2014, Prof Martin Stratman, President of the Max Planck Society, congratulated the National Research Foundation (NRF) on joining 495 international education and research organisations in signing the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. The list of signatories can be found here: http://openaccess.mpg.de/3883/Signatories.

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