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

Rural partnerships boost for maths and science education

01 August 2022

As higher education institutions we have to partner with schools to encourage more girl and boy learners to study maths and science. South African universities are not seeing sufficient enrolments in these subjects which are critical for research, innovation and the future of work. 

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