Welcome to the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the Nelson Mandela University provides comprehensive programmmes in physics at undergraduate and BSc Honours level, as well as post-graduate research opportunities at Masters and Doctoral level.

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Optical Fibre Research

Prof Tim Gibbon
Tel: +27 41 504 2141


Electron Microscopy

Prof Jan Neethling
Tel: +27 41 504 2143


Prof Ernest van Dyk
Professor and Head of the Photovoltaics Research Group (PVRG)
Tel: +27 41 504 2259

Undergraduate Students

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Prof André Venter
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Tel: +27 41 504 2579/4584

Addressing the province’s skills gaps through STEAM initiatives for learners

14 March 2023

Building a giant geodesic dome or a soccer ball takes just as much maths as art – as hundreds of Grade 10 to 12 learners are discovering for themselves at three interactive workshops in the Eastern Cape this month, introducing them to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education. 

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