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Abebe, A., Al Ajmi, M., Elmardi, M., Nandan, H., & Ul Sabah, N. (2021). Shear-free conditions of a Chaplygin-gas-dominated universe. International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, 18(12), 2150192.

Araujo, I. F., Park, D. K., Petruccione, F., & da Silva, A. J. (2021). A divide-and-conquer algorithm for quantum state preparation. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-12.

Argyriadis, J. A., He, Y. H., Jejjala, V., & Minic, D. (2021). Dynamics of genetic code evolution: The emergence of universality. Physical Review E, 103(5), 052409.

Baiguera, S., Harmark, T., Lei, Y., & Wintergerst, N. (2021). Symmetry structure of the interactions in near-BPS corners of N $$\mathcal {N} $$= 4 super-Yang-Mills. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(4), 1-58. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/JHEP04(2021)029.pdf

Ballardini, M., & Maartens, R. (2021). Constraining the neutrino mass using a multi-tracer combination of two galaxy surveys and CMB lensing. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab3480

Blank, C., Park, D. K., & Petruccione, F. (2021). Quantum-enhanced analysis of discrete stochastic processes. npj Quantum Information, 7(1), 1-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41534-021-00459-2

Brustein, R., Medved, A. J. M., & Simhon, T. (2022). Black holes as frozen stars. Physical Review D, 105(2), 024019. https://journals.aps.org/prd/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevD.105.024019

Burger, R. A., Nel, A. E., & Engelbrecht, N. E. (2021). Characteristics of the-component of the heliospheric magnetic field observed by IMP and ACE over 46 years. https://pos.sissa.it/395/1357/pdf

Carleschi, E., Chrysostomou, A., Cornell, A., & Naylor, W. (2021). Probing the effect on student conceptual understanding due to a forced mid-semester transition to online teaching. European Journal of Physics.

Cele, S., Gazy, I., Jackson, L., Hwa, S. H., Tegally, H., Lustig, G., … & Sigal, A. (2021). Escape of SARS-CoV-2 501Y. V2 from neutralization by convalescent plasma. Nature, 593(7857), 142-146.

Craven, J., Jejjala, V., & Kar, A. (2021). Disentangling a deep learned volume formula. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(6), 1-40.

Dima, R. S., Phuthu, L., Maluta, N. E., Kirui, J. K., & Maphanga, R. R. (2021). Electronic, structural, and optical properties of mono-doped and Co-Doped (210) TiO2 brookite surfaces for application in dye-sensitized solar cells—a first principles study. Materials, 14(14), 3918.

Dlamini, N., Prestipino, S., & Pellicane, G. (2021). Self-assembled structures of colloidal dimers and disks on a spherical surface. Entropy, 23(5), 585.

Elegbeleye, I. F., Maluta, N. E., & Maphanga, R. R. (2021). Density Functional Theory Study of Optical and Electronic Properties of (TiO2) n= 5, 8, 68 Clusters for Application in Solar Cells. Molecules, 26(4), 955.

Elli, P., Randle, R., & Konstantinos, Z. (2021). Dynamical spin chains in 4D N= 2 SCFTs. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(8). https://www.proquest.com/docview/2564702057?pq-origsite=gscholar&fromopenview=true

Engelbrecht, N. E., & Moloto, K. D. (2021). An Ab Initio Approach to Antiproton Modulation in the Inner Heliosphere. The Astrophysical Journal, 908(2), 167. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/abd3a5/pdf

Fischer, W., Giorgi, E. E., Chakraborty, S., Nguyen, K., Bhattarcharya, T., Theiler, J., … & Korber, B. (2021). HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2: Patterns in the Evolution of Two Pandemic Pathogens. Cell Host & Microbe.

Goldstein, K., Jejjala, V., Lei, Y., van Leuven, S., & Li, W. (2021). Residues, modularity, and the Cardy limit of the 4d N $$\mathcal {N} $$= 4 superconformal index. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(4), 1-44. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/JHEP04(2021)216.pdf

Govaerts, J. The 1+ 1 Dimensional Abelian Higgs Model Revisited: Non perturbative Dynamics in the Physical Sector.

Lateef, A., Azeez, M. A., Suaibu, O. B., & Adigun, G. O. (2021). A decade of nanotechnology research in Nigeria (2010–2020): a scientometric analysis. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 23(9), 1-27.

Leong, T. K., Wee, L. K., García_Clemente, F. J., & Esquembre, F. (2021, May). Promoting the Joy of Learning by Turning a Smartphone into Scientific Equipment. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1929, No. 1, p. 012039). IOP Publishing.

Latune, C. L., Sinayskiy, I., & Petruccione, F. (2021). Roles of quantum coherences in thermal machines. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 1-10.

Jencson, J. E., Andrews, J. E., Bond, H. E., Karambelkar, V., Sand, D. J., Van Dyk, S. D., … & Smith, N. (2021). AT 2019qyl in NGC 300: Internal Collisions in the Early Outflow from a Very Fast Nova in a Symbiotic Binary. The Astrophysical Journal, 920(2), 127. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac1424/pdf

Jejjala, V., Lei, Y., Van Leuven, S., & Li, W. SL (3, Z) modularity and new Cardy limits of the N= 4 superconformal index. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.07030.

John, A. J. (2021). The building blocks of the universe. HTS Theological Studies, 77(3), 1-8. http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0259-94222021000300030

Konrad, T., Rouillard, A., Kastner, M., & Uys, H. (2021). Robust control of quantum systems by quantum systems. Physical Review A, 104(5), 052614. https://journals.aps.org/pra/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevA.104.052614                 

Kruger, C., Schutte, W. D., & Verster, T. (2021). Using Model Performance to Assess the Representativeness of Data for Model Development and Calibration in Financial Institutions. Risks, 9(11), 204. https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9091/9/11/204

Maartens, R., Fonseca, J., Camera, S., Jolicoeur, S., Viljoen, J. A., & Clarkson, C. (2021). Magnification and evolution biases in large-scale structure surveys. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2021(12), 009.https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2021/12/009/pdf

Mamba, S., Perry, D. S., Tsige, M., & Pellicane, G. (2021). Toward the Rational Design of Organic Solar Photovoltaics: Application of Molecular Structure Methods to Donor Polymers. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpca.1c07091

Mammino, L., & Apotheker, J. (Eds.). (2021). Research in Chemistry Education. Springer.

Manick, R., Miszalski, B., Kamath, D., Whitelock, P. A., Van Winckel, H., Hrivnak, B. J., … & Mohamed, S. (2021). The binary central star of the bipolar pre-planetary nebula IRAS 08005− 2356 (V510 Pup). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508(2), 2226-2235. https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/508/2/2226/6389912

Murphy, G. G., Yates, R. M., & Mohamed, S. S. (2022). L-GALAXIES 2020: The formation and chemical evolution of stellar haloes in Milky Way Analogues and galaxy clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 510(2), 1945-1963. https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/510/2/1945/6456373?login=true

Nivelkar, M., & Bhirud, S. G. (2021, December). Optimized Machine Learning: Training and Classification Performance Using Quantum Computing. In 2021 IEEE 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Automation (ICCCA) (pp. 8-13). IEEE.

Orce, J. N., & Ntshangase, S. (2021). Young African universities take the lead. Nature Physics, 17(11), 1187-1189. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-021-01397-8

Orce, J. N., Montes, E. M., Abrahams, K. J., Ngwetsheni, C., Brown, B. A., Raju, M. K., … & Yahia-Cherif, W. (2021). Reorientation-effect measurement of the〈 2 1+∥ E ̂ 2∥ 2 1+〉 matrix element in Ar 36. Physical Review C, 104(6), L061305. https://journals.aps.org/prc/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevC.104.L061305

Platts, E., Caleb, M., Stappers, B. W., Main, R. A., Weltman, A., Shock, J. P., … & Wu, J. (2021). An analysis of the time-frequency structure of several bursts from FRB 121102 detected with MeerKAT. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505(2), 3041-3053.

Pellow-Jarman, A., Sinayskiy, I., Pillay, A., & Petruccione, F. (2021). A comparison of various classical optimizers for a variational quantum linear solver. Quantum Information Processing, 20(6), 1

Ramos, F., Ramos, A., Pellicane, G., & Lee, L. L. (2021). Construction of a composite-sphere model for molecules of tetrahedral symmetry. Molecular Physics, 119(10), e1913254.

Singh, L., Anyaneji, U. J., Ndifon, W., Turok, N., Mattison, S. A., Lessells, R., … & Oliveira, T. (2021). Implementation of an efficient SARS-CoV-2 specimen pooling strategy for high throughput diagnostic testing.-14.

Tegally, H., Wilkinson, E., Lessells, R. J., Giandhari, J., Pillay, S., Msomi, N., … & de Oliveira, T. (2021). Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa. Nature Medicine, 27(3), 440-446.

Tegally, H., Wilkinson, E., Giovanetti, M., Iranzadeh, A., Fonseca, V., Giandhari, J., … & de Oliveira, T. (2021). Detection of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in South Africa. Nature, 592(7854), 438-443.

Tsabone, T., & Abebe, A. (2021). Dynamical system analysis of the Bianchi type-V cosmological model in R n-gravity. Classical and Quantum Gravity38(20), 205004. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6382/ac226e/pdf

Viljoen, J. A., Fonseca, J., & Maartens, R. (2021). Multi-wavelength spectroscopic probes: biases from neglecting light-cone effects. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics2021(12), 004. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2021/12/004/pdf   

Van den Eijnden, J., Heywood, I., Fender, R., Mohamed, S., Sivakoff, G. R., Saikia, P., … & Woudt, P. A. (2022). MeerKAT discovery of radio emission from the Vela X-1 bow shock. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society510(1), 515-530. https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/510/1/515/6438455

Van den Berg, J. P., Engelbrecht, N. E., Wijsen, N., & Strauss, R. D. (2021). On the Turbulent Reduction of Drifts for Solar Energetic Particles. The Astrophysical Journal922(2), 200. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac2736/pdf              

Zungu, A., Sinayskiy, I., & Petruccione, F. Generating function approach to Open Quantum Walks. https://events.saip.org.za/event/206/papers/7005/files/4021-Generating%20function%20approach%20to%20Open%20Quantum%20Walks_with_corrections.pdf

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