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Project
Supervisor
Affiliation
Node
MeerLICHT and MONET: setting up an automated transient...
Patrick
Woudt
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Identification and characterisation of white and brown...
Khadija
El Bouchefry
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Pulsar timing and giant pulses with MeerKAT data
Marisa
Geyer
SKA SA (UCT)
SALT Observations of a Transitional Millisecond Pulsar...
David
Buckley
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Accretion onto charged black holes
Anslyn
John
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)
Exploring galaxy morphologies and star formation at high...
Rosalind
Skelton
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Exploring galaxy interactions in the Hubble Frontier Field...
Rosalind
Skelton
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Investigating the assembly histories of BCGs
Danièl
Groenewald
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Testing GLE-physiological connection hypothesis
Olakunle
Ogunjobi
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Relationship between extreme heat and lightning
Olakunle
Ogunjobi
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Low Earth orbit space debris - sources, tracking, removal...
Paulene
Govender
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Shaping the outflows of dying stars
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Shaping the outflows of dying stars
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Runaway stars and the formation of bow shocks
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Interactions of planets with evolved stars
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Vibrating Neutron Stars
Bishop
Mongwane
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Introduction to distributed memory parallelization
Bishop
Mongwane
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
In search of binaries among RV Tauri stars without dust
Rajeev
Manick
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Identifying galaxy cluster centres using optical data...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Can galaxy cluster dynamical state be determined only from...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Anomaly detection methods for LSST, MeerKAT and the SKA
Michelle
Lochner
SKA SA (UCT)
Deriving a new rotation curve for the nearby galaxy NGC...
Ed
Elson
University of the Western Cape (UWC) (UCT)
Opportunities in Astrotourism
Catherine
Cress
University of the Western Cape (UWC) (UCT)
Space Weather impacts on the Earth's upper atmosphere
Tshimangadzo Merline
Matamba
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)
Study of latitude dependence of geomagnetic activity of 8...
Emmanuel
Nahayo
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UKZN)
Environmental dependance of properties of galaxies
Solohery
Randriamampandry
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Investigation into the correlation between SuperDARN CPCP...
Judy
Stephenson
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Astrometric and photometric study of KIC 8263801
Oyirwoth
Abedigamba
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
The Fog Box: Astronomical Technology for Reliable Water...
Paul
Groot
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Fundamental calibration of X-ray CCD onboard Astrosat SXT
Sunil
Chandra
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Reflection spectroscopy in blackhole X-ray binaries
Sunil
Chandra
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Cosmic ray transport modelling in the heliosphere and the...
Driaan
Bisschoff
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Behaviour of thermospheric neutral wind and temperature...
Zama
Katamzi-Joseph
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)

(UKZN)

Towards understanding the extragalactic formaldehyde...
Johan
van der Walt
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Mining ATLAS time-domain photometry to find binary central...
Brent
Miszalski
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Extracting information about the spatial structure of...
Adri
Burger
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Solar-cycle dependence of the heliospheric magnetic field
Adri
Burger
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Atmospheric Composition of Planets
Bruno
Letarte
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Orbital Parameters of Planets
Bruno
Letarte
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Creating a stacking pipeline for the MeerLICHT telescope
Ilani
Loubser
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Simulating the appearance of Galactic transient...
Retha
Pretorius
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Mechanical engineering for fibre-optic test facility
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Finding Milky-Way-like edge-on galaxies in HI deep-fields
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
SALT HRS survey for binary central stars of planetary...
Brent
Miszalski
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Finding extreme star-forming galaxies for SALT in the...
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
The effects of dynamical turbulence on the perpendicular...
Nicholas Eugene
Engelbrecht
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Stellar wind fluid simulations
Stefan
Ferreira
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Effects of scattering parameters on charge-sign-dependent...
Donald
Ngobeni
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Cosmic Magnetic Fields
Maye
Elmardi
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
The role of LIGO and VIRGO in the progress of gravitation...
Haidar
Sheikh Ahmadi
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Is the Universe Really Dark?
Amare
Abebe
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
The Universe at the End of Time
Amare
Abebe
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Infrared Properties of a Periodic Maser Source (G22.357+0....
James
Chibueze
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Development and Commissioning of a 2-dish Interferometer...
James
Chibueze
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Very-High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts
Markus
Boettcher
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Studying the simultaneous multiwavelength behaviour of...
Michael
Kreter
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Studying fast gamma-ray variability of bright blazars
Michael
Kreter
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Search for binary black hole candidates using 10 years of...
Michael
Kreter
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Diffuse low surface brightness features in deep MegaCam...
Ilani
Loubser
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Modeling a zombie outbreak
Du Toit
Strauss
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Development of a small and cost effective magnetometer
Du Toit
Strauss
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Investigation of Pc5 ULF oscillations during quiet...
Zolile
Mtumela
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Searching for Brown Dwarfs Using Virtual Observatory Tools
Khadija
El Bouchefry
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Searching for Parity Violation in the Planck Data
Martin
Bucher
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UCT)

(UKZN)

Study on astronomical image due to background atmospheric...
Sivakumar
Venkataraman
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Project
Supervisor
Affiliation
Node
A closer look at potential exoplanet targets discovered by...
Bruno
Letarte
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
A Dynamical Systems Analysis of f(T) Cosmology
Amare
Abebe
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
A Dynamical Systems Analysis of Interacting Dark Energy...
Amare
Abebe
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Particle acceleration in Supernova remnants
Iurii
Sushch
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Understanding the periodic OH masers in G9.62+0.20E
Johan
van der Walt
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Cosmic-ray transport in the heliosphere and in...
Stefan
Ferreira
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Numerical simulations of the radiation environment in...
Stefan
Ferreira
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Anisotropic and polarization-dependent gamma-ray...
Markus
Boettcher
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
A tale of two neutron monitors
Du Toit
Strauss
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
M.Sc project working on BEAMS: BCG Evolution with...
Ilani
Loubser
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
Quasar jet structures at ~300 micro-arcsecond angular...
Roger
Deane
University of Pretoria (UP) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Unveiling the faintest nuclear activity using high-...
Jack
Radcliffe
University of Pretoria (UP) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Preparing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
David
Buckley
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
The evolution of Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Rosalind
Skelton
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Tracing star formation in groups and filaments around a...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Preparing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
David
Buckley
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Long-term multiwavelength monitoring of gamma-ray binaries
Itumeleng
Monageng
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Accretion onto regular black holes
Anslyn
John
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)
Long-term multiwavelength monitoring of gamma-ray binaries
Itumeleng
Monageng
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
The environments of galaxies in the Laduma Survey
Rosalind
Skelton
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Exploring galaxy interactions in the Hubble Frontier Field...
Rosalind
Skelton
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Streaming instabilities in magnetized dusty plasmas
Shimul
Maharaj
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)
Beam driven instabilities as a source of broadband...
Shimul
Maharaj
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)
Ionospheric vertical drift studies
John Bosco
Habarulema
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)

(UKZN)

Long term changes in TEC variability during quiet and...
John Bosco
Habarulema
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (UCT)

(UKZN)

Simulating radio flares from AGN with Relativistic...
Brian
van Soelen
University of the Free State (UFS) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

SALT Transients: Active Galactic Nuclei during Flaring...
Brian
van Soelen
University of the Free State (UFS) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Intelligent Data Interpolation
Olakunle
Ogunjobi
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Relationship between extreme heat and lightning
Olakunle
Ogunjobi
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Low Earth orbit space debris - sources, tracking, removal...
Paulene
Govender
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
IFU Kinematics in a Subsample of MHONGOOSE Galaxies
Moses
Mogotsi
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
In search of binaries among RV Tauri stars without dust
Rajeev
Manick
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Shaping the outflows of dying stars
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Runaway stars and the formation of bow shocks
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Interactions of planets with evolved stars
Shazrene
Mohamed
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Capturing transients
Vanessa
McBride
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Initial data problem in numerical relativity
Bishop
Mongwane
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Machine Learning Approaches to Multi-Wavelength Studies of...
Mattia
Vaccari
University of the Western Cape (UWC) (UCT)
The role of environment in the baryon cycle of galaxies
Thomas
Jarrett
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Anomaly detection methods for LSST, MeerKAT and the SKA
Michelle
Lochner
SKA SA (UCT)
Discovery and Characterisation of Near-Earth Asteroids
Nicolas
Erasmus
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Opportunities in Astrotourism
Catherine
Cress
University of the Western Cape (UWC) (UCT)
Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology and its...
Chris
Stevens
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Bondi mass-loss without gauge simplifications
Chris
Stevens
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Dark energy creation from colliding gravitational waves
Chris
Stevens
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Smoothness of Null Infinity in General Relativity
Chris
Stevens
Rhodes University (RU) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Modelling Earth’s magnetic field over Southern Africa at...
Zolile
Mtumela
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Halo stars: Modelling how stellar halos form and enrich...
Rob
Yates
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Modelling Earth’s magnetic field over Southern Africa at...
Zolile
Mtumela
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Modelling Earth’s magnetic field over Southern Africa at...
Zolile
Mtumela
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Modelling Earth’s magnetic field over Southern Africa at...
Zolile
Mtumela
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
The Fog Box
Paul
Groot
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
A determination of plasma densities from SuperDARN and...
Judy
Stephenson
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Galaxy clusters for Transients in the Local Universe...
Paul
Groot
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Design and development of fibre-optic test facility
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
HI masses of extreme star-forming galaxies in HI deep-...
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Exploring extreme star-forming galaxies for SALT in the...
Matthew
Bershady
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
SALT HRS survey for binary central stars of planetary...
Brent
Miszalski
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
Mining ATLAS time-domain photometry to find binary central...
Brent
Miszalski
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) (UCT)
The radio-optical-X-ray luminosity correlation of X-ray...
Paul
Groot
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Fast Transients
Paul
Groot
University of Cape Town (UCT) (UCT)
Monte-Carlo simulations of pair cascades in blazar...
Markus
Boettcher
North-West University (NWU) (NWU)
The growth of brightest cluster galaxies using DES and...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
MeerKAT Observations of the Polarised Diffuse Radio...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Data Mining and Virtual Observatory for Classification and...
Khadija
El Bouchefry
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) (UCT)

(UKZN)

(NWU)

Searching for Parity Violation in the Planck Data
Martin
Bucher
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UCT)

(UKZN)

HIRAX: Analysis, foregrounds and cosmological cross-...
Kavilan
Moodley
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Mapping Dark Matter with CMB Lensing
Kavilan
Moodley
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Star formation in a fat galaxy cluster: MeerKAT and SALT...
Matt
Hilton
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Exploring cosmic dawn from the sub-Antarctic with PRIZM
Hsin Cynthia
Chiang
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Development of mini telescope for astronomical and...
Sivakumar
Venkataraman
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)
Investigation between sky noise attenuation of the Sanae...
Judy
Stephenson
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (UKZN)


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