Scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level

The NRF call for postgraduate scholarships for 2021 has been published on the NRF website.  In order to apply for scholarships linked to the SARCHI Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication (new applications) please follow the instructions indicated on the website. There are scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level. Please mention the

UKZN Student Featured in Business Technology Magazine

PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas has been featured in ITWeb’s Brainstorm magazine discussing the role of quantum computing in financial applications. Abbas is currently exploring quantum neural networks and finance applications at IBM’s quantum computing research lab in Switzerland as part of her PhD research into new

The future of finance is quantum

  For any industry that uses large amounts of data to accelerate real-time business intelligence, quantum computing is a game changer. For the banking sector, a computational speedup could be the much-needed solution to complex financial problems that are only getting more problematic. This is exactly where Amira Abbas comes in: with an undergraduate degree

Brain Matters: UKZN Researchers Review Evidence on Quantum Effects in the Brain

A review undertaken by researchers at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, published in the AVS Quantum Science journal as an editor’s pick, examines evidence on the role of quantum effects in neural processes in the brain, noting that this knowledge could be useful in determining how we think about our own consciousness. PhD candidate in

UKZN hosts Webinar on Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences

            UKZN alumnus and former Constitutional Court Judge Zakeria “Zak” Yacoob delivered a webinar entitled Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences to more than 250 participants on the Zoom platform. In his presentation, Yacoob said the government should treat Ministers in the same way as poor people. ‘Let us punish

Dramatic Rise in COVID-19 Infections Expected in SA Later this Year – Top Scientist

  It is improbable South Africa will be able to prevent the exponential spread of COVID-19 with the full impact of the disease likely to hit the country only later this year, says renowned UKZN Epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim. Speaking during a data@breakfast Zoom presentation, Abdool Karim – also Director of CAPRISA and Chair

What creates consciousness? (SAFM – The Focal Point Podcast)

Betony Adams unpacks quantum research that might add to the discussion of what creates consciousness, she will also tell us more about theories that appear to indicate the role of quantum effects in the brain’s structural mechanisms and how progress made in the wider field of quantum biology might be relevant to the specific case

SA scientists on breaking the Covid-19 code

  Durban – A team of world renowned scientists based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has launched a fundraising campaign to support the analysis of Covid-19 data – which could provide vital research and insight on the spread of the virus across both South Africa and globally as the world battles to contain the devastating

Quantum Research Chair Appointed as New Director of National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Science

    Professor Francesco Petruccione, the South African Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) and founder of UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, has been appointed the interim Director of the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Science (NITheCS) as of the first of April. Speaking of his appointment, Petruccione said, ‘Today, amidst