Community Interaction

​The Physics department prioritizes community interaction on different levels.  We consider it our​ duty to educate and inform the broader community on aspects relating Physics and new discoveries.​​  To this end the department engages the community with a number of different projects, aimed at specific groups.  These include the following:


  • ​​Annual road trip by our post graduate students to schools in the Western Cape.
  • Physics department open day
  • Regular African Laser Centre student workshops/conferences
  • Participation as judges in the Eskom young scientist Expo
  • Our staff serve on numerous professional bodies and editorial boards
  • Regularly hosting schools in our undergraduate laboratories
These are but a few of the more regular activities that take place.  Our staff also regularly take part in radio and television interviews on topics that are of current interest.