Scientist of the month: Prof Blignaut

Scientist of the month: Prof Blignaut

‘Work hard but follow your dreams. If an environment is not conducive to continuous learning, move on and find a new challenge.’ So says Prof Renette Blignaut of the University of the Western Cape.

Prof Petruccione: first NITheCS Director

Prof Petruccione: first NITheCS Director

Prof Francesco Petruccione, Professor of Quantum Computing at Stellenbosch University, has been appointed the permanent Director of NITheCS. This follows his successful tenure as interim director.

Featured scientist: Dr Ridhwaan Suliman

Featured scientist: Dr Ridhwaan Suliman

Scientists are the ones that change the world. Scientists and researchers develop the tools and systems that advance the human population and improve our understanding of the universe.

Advancing Quantitative Finance

Advancing Quantitative Finance

The inaugural NITheCS-QFW2024 workshop, with three days of discussions, presentations, and roundtable sessions, marked a significant milestone in advancing Quantitative Finance in South Africa.

Featured scientist: Dr Adriana Marais

Featured scientist: Dr Adriana Marais

In the pursuit of knowledge and a future we can be proud of, let curiosity be your compass, determination your fuel, and passion your guiding star,’ says research fellow Dr Adriana Marais.

Featured scientist: Dr Marisa Geyer

Featured scientist: Dr Marisa Geyer

‘I was very lucky to get a seat on the small plane that goes out to site once a week shortly after I started the job. Seeing the telescopes from the sky for the first time was very exciting,’ says Dr Marisa Geyer.