The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University. The University has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation, after the University of Cape Town (founded in 1829), and Stellenbosch University (founded in 1866).

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Fast tool developed for quantum computing and communication

Isaac Nape, an emerging South African talent in the study of quantum optics, is part of a crack team of Wits physicists who led an international study that revealed the hidden structures of quantum entangled states. The study ...

Rhino anti-poaching research goes nuclear

From 2010 to 2019 over 9,600 rhinos were killed in poaching attacks. On this current trajectory, South Africa's rhino will be nearing extinction in nine years.

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Anyone who's raised a child or a pet will know just how fast and how steady their growth seems to be. You leave for a few days on a work trip and when you come home the child seems to have grown an inch! That's all well and ...

Shuvuuia: A dinosaur that hunted in the dark

Today's 10,000 species of birds live in virtually every habitat on Earth, but only a handful have adaptations enabling them to hunt active prey in the dark of night. Scientists have long wondered whether theropod dinosaurs—the ...

Challenging perspectives on magma chambers with new findings

Magma chambers are large bodies of molten rock located several kilometers below Earth's surface. They are difficult to study in real-time because of their vast distances from the surface of Earth. Geologists examine the igneous ...

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