Laure Catala was recently awarded her PhD. Laure first joined UCT in 2009 as an Honours students. For her PhD, she studied and characterised the effects of atmospheric turbulence on the image quality at the Sutherland observatory. She used the results to evaluate the potential performances of an adaptive optics system for the SALT telescope. Laure is now a postdoc at the Gemini North Observatory in Hawaii. Well done, Laure!!