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The Department of Physics is accommodated in the R W James Building, on the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town. We offer courses leading to a 3-year BSc major in Physics, which may be followed a 1-year BSc(Honours) degree.

Further post-graduate studies leading to an MSc and PhD in Physics are possible within the research themes in the Department: High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nanotechnology and Solid State Physics, Applied Physics and Tertiary Physics Education.


Friday, 21 July 2017
Craig M Comrie (1946-2016)

Emeritus Associate Professor Craig Comrie was a pillar of strength in Physics at UCT for 40 years. A few days after his 70th birthday, while walking his dog Mac on Rondebosch Common, Craig suffered a fatal heart attack. 

His warmth, compassion and enthusiasm endeared Craig to all his colleagues. Our sympathies are with his wife Brigid, his children Caitlin, Laura and Angus, his grandchildren and extended family, and Mac.

The Department of Physics will host a celebratory event on 21 April 2017 at 16:30 in the WE Frahn Library.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:00