Public Lectures - 2018

Public Lectures - 2018

This year, the Faculty will once again present over 18 public lectures. Some of the topics include: Slum Tourism in Johannesburg, Personal Information For Sale. Sold! How and why birds fly, Mathematics and Security: The Mathematical basis of RSA, Nature’s wonderful laboratory and pharmacy, and What science hides in your breakfast?

The next lecture will be presented on:

Title: Decolonisation: the 'missing link' between Sara Baartman, Comparative Anatomy and Afrikaans

Speaker: Executive Dean, Prof Debra Meyer

Date: Fri, 21 September 2018 

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Chinua Achebe Auditorium, Level 6, University of Johannesburg Library, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus


Public Lecture Schedule

Fri, 21 Sep12:00 – 13:00

Executive Dean, Prof Debra Meyer

Decolonisation: the 'missing link' between Sara Baartman, Comparative Anatomy and Afrikaans
Fri, 5 Oct12:00 – 13:00Prof John MainaHow and why birds fly
Fri, 12 Oct12:00 – 13:00Dr Leelakrishna Reddy Applications of Nano-Physics
Wed, 17 Oct13:00 – 14:00Prof Hassina MouriMedical Geology
Fri, 26 Oct12:00 – 13:00Mr Rhulani MalulekaAutomatic Plagiarism Detection and Student Life in the Russian Federation
Fri, 2 Nov12:00 – 13:00Mr Atish MaganlalProcedural Content Generation



APK Venue: ​Chinua Achebe, Level 6, APK Library

DFC Venue: Bessie Head, DFC Library 


Other Public Lectures


 Sat, 27 Oct

 10:30 – 12:30

 Emeritus Professor, Prof Werner Blum

 Learning how to model mathematically - theoretical conceptions, empirical findings and practical suggestions for secondary schools

 Faculty of Education, Conference Room (B3)

Disclaimer: All events taking place in this venue may be photographed and video recorded for marketing, social media and media purposes. By attending this event, you grant the University of Johannesburg permission to use and publish any recorded material. 

Public Lectures - 2017

In 2017, the Faculty of Science presented over 18 public lectures at the UJ Library and other venues, with presentations by more than 18 academics. Topics varied widely and included, the ecological role of humankind, food myths and nutrition, DNA barcoding, and sexual selection - choosing the right mating partner. There were also provocative topics such as the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering's lecture on "Curse of the Password: Sex, Alcohol, and Insanity". Most departments used this opportunity to give students a glimpse into their areas of expertise. Visiting Professors also contributed to special lectures. Distinguished Visiting Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray, who is almost a permanent staff member at the Faculty, presented on innovation and linking research with industry. A Visiting Professor from the University of California (Irvine), Professor Gregory Weiss spoke on "Making Enzymes Dance and Sing". Another Visiting Professor and Chemistry Nobel Laurette, Professor Michael Levitt, presented a lecture on the "Birth and Future of Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecules".