Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
An extension to the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) was officially opened on the Bloemfontein Campus on 20 April 2016.


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Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
The Council of the UFS approved the appointment of Prof Danie Vermeulen as Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences during its meeting on 11 March 2016.


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UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) scientists publically revealed their latest galactic discovery in the international science journal, Nature, on 16 March 2016.


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Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
The IGS Laboratory at the UFS is on equal footing with international testing labs. With its accreditation in March 2016 by SANAS, this lab now officially meets global standards.


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Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
The future of scientific research at the Qwaqwa Campus is in good hands. Dr L Koao is one of the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars Programme (PSP) on this Campus.


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Zoology and Entomology

Nematology

Nematodes are among the most abundant and diversified group in the animal kingdom and belong to the Phylum Nematoda.It is said that four out of five animals on Earth are nematodes. Research in this group is focussed on the ecology and taxonomy of free-living and plant-parasitic nematodes occurring in South Africa. Nematodes are currently being studied from the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve near Memel and, research is also being conducted at the Bakwena Cave in Irene, Pretoria.

Description: Fieldwork at the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve Tags: UFS Nematology fieldwork

Description: Bacteriovore free living nematode. Tags: UFS Nematology

Study group members

“If all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept away, our world would still be dimly recognizable, and if, as disembodied spirits, we could then investigate it, we should find its mountains, hills, vales, rivers, lakes and oceans represented by a film of nematodes. The location of towns would be decipherable, since for every massing of human beings there would be a corresponding massing of certain nematodes.”

- Nathan Cobb

Description: Fieldwork at the Bakwena Caves Pretoria Tags: UFS Nematology fieldwork

Description: Mononchus predatory free living nematode. Tags: UFS Nematology

 

Last updated: 18 February 2015 09:26