Pretoria Branch Talks

The Pretoria Branch of the S2A3 presents talks during the university semester. They are usually scheduled at 17:15 on the first Wednesday of the month and presented in the Sci-Enza, but there are exceptions. If you want to receive notices of forthcoming talks, please join our mailing list.

18 May 2016: Prof de Wet Swanepoel, University of Pretoria, received the Brittish Association Medal [Silver] and presented a lecture: Using technology and connectivity to fight a silent epidemic.

10 August 2016: Dr Wynand Louw, Director Research, International and Infrastructure Development, National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) and President of the Consultative Committee for Ionising Radiation, International Bureau of Weights and Measures: The SI Redefined: Losing the last artefact and counting atoms.

7 September 2016: Prof Mike Gore and Prof Sue Stocklmayer, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science: Why bother to communicate science?


4 March 2015: Prof Tim Noakes, University of Cape Town, received the South Africa [Gold] Medal and presented the Marloth Commemorative Lecture: "Reversing the greatest blunder in the history of medicine: Can South African medical science lead the way?"

13 May 2015: Prof Henry Throop, University of Pretoria and Planetery Science Institute: Planet Formation in Dense Star Clusters.

29 July 2015: Rob Walter & Diederick J.vR. (Dicky) Kruger, Unlimited Titans: Cricket and Sport Science: Observations from the Head and the Strength and Conditioning Coach of The Unlimited Titans.

2 September 2015: Ian Raper: Language and Science in Africa: English as Medium of Instruction.

12 October 2015: Prof Motoyoshi Ikeda, Hokkaido University: The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

28 October 2015: Prof Werner Gries, University of Pretoria: A Physicist's Model of Mind.

5 March 2014: Prof Graeme Cumming received the British Association [Silver] Award and presented the Marloth Commemorative Lecture: "The resilience of ecosystem function: lessons from birds."

9 April 2014: Dr Henry Throop, University of Pretoria: "Astrobiology: Are we alone?"

21 May 2014: Prof Roy Booth, Professor of Physics, University of Pretoria,
previous Associate Director: Science and Operations, SKA South Africa: "The Square Kilometre Array - The world’s largest radio telescope is to be built in Africa!"

6 August 2014: Cornelis Human, Assistant Breeder, Sakata-Mayford: "What will we eat if ...."

1 October 2014: Dr Henry Throop, University of Pretoria: "Where will you be when an asteroid hits earth?"

5 November 2014: Prof Genevieve Langdon, University of Cape Town (Winner: British Association Medal): "Explosion protection and lightweight materials."