Ms Stanard Mebwe Pachong shall be presenting the public part of her Ph.D. defence at 09:00 on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Venue: Seminar Room of the Merensky Building for Physics.
Please note that the deadline for application for the scholarships has lapsed. A limited number of MSc and PhD studentships are available for potential students who wish to pursue graduate research in the group of Kristian Müller-Nedebock, starting in 2017. These are generously awarded by the National Research Foundation. Should you be interested in a research… Read More »
Congratulations to Jurgen Kriel on being awarded an MSc in Physiological Sciences under the expert supervision of Ben Loos.
We welcome interest in joining the post-graduate research programme in this group. Please peruse the pages on this site to see what kind of research on this site. For 2017 and beyond the efforts in the group will focus on the following issues: Active matter (in particular further exploration of motility assays) Confined networks (computer… Read More »
One of the traditional, one-day winter schools preceding the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics this year will be on The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules. Please watch the conference web site for details that will be added there in the coming weeks. This year the conference is being held at the University of Cape Town.
The Physics Department at Stellenbosch University is again holding an open event on 3 May 2016, starting at 17:30, with laboratory tours, demonstrations, and a public lecture. Please see OpenDay and http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3128.
Stanard Mebwe Pachong joined the group to pursue her PhD on dynamics of networks with active cross-linkers. She was previously at AIMS Senegal. We are grateful to the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World for her generous funding.
Janusz Meylahn, group member and MSc student, has successfully passed his MSc exam. We congratulate Janusz and wish him well in his next adventure!
Arash Azari, Kristian K. Müller-Nedebock “Entropic competition in polymeric systems under geometrical confinement”, EPL 110 68004 doi:10.1209/0295-5075/110/68004 (alternatively, http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5312) We present simulations of alternating copolymers of segments of different stiffness that are confined within regions. Mixtures of different chains then have different arrangements depending on the size of the confining region. In another paper we shall be… Read More »
In the daily scientific activities of this research group, the scientific insights and methods of Professor Sir Sam Edwards are very frequently employed. We use his theoretical tools when studying networks or topology of polymers, and the understanding of the dynamics of polymers is forever influenced by his magnificent insights. We remember a truly great… Read More »